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Christmas Done Wright: The Prairie homes of Oak Park during the holidays

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See the famous homes of Frank Lloyd Wright dressed up for Christmas

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The holiday season is one of joy and cheer and it’s an American tradition to showcase the Christmas spirit through home decorations. The famous Prairie style homes in Oak Park are no exception—although the decorations are much more tame than the bright, colorful homes we’ve all seen around our neighborhoods. Known for its many residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other influential architects from the Prairie School era such as John S. Van Bergen, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge, and Vernon S. Watson, Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright/Prairie School of Architecture Historic District is a gorgeous and wonderful sight with or without decorations.

Harry Carmichael, Curbed’s construction photographer suggests that “the owners of FLW's Prairie School homes in Oak Park are all of one mind—grow as many trees in front of your property as possible while keeping holiday decorations on the minimalist side.” Here’s a look at some of the most famous homes in Chicago’s neighboring village to the west.

Frank Lloyd Wright homes

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1889)
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George W. Furbeck House (1897)
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Frank Thomas House (1901)
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William Fricke House (1901)
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William E. Martin House (1903)
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Edwin H. Cheney House (1903)
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Edward R. Hills House (1906)
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Oscar B. Balch House (1911)
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John S. Van Bergen homes

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Tallmadge & Watson homes

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