Like many popular architectural styles over the years, the Prairie School was comprised of numerous architects who may have shared a common philosophy but did things a bit different from one another. Take for instance this large nearly 6,000-square-foot mansion in north suburban Glencoe designed by noted architect E. E. Roberts. Built in 1911, the home is unmistakably Prairie School, but it’s got broad shoulders and makes a strong statement. It’s not your typical more modest Prairie style home and certainly provides a contrast to the Usonian brand of design championed by Frank Lloyd Wright. However, it still has a lovely foyer with an art glass door, heaps of custom Prairie style millwork, and lots of earthy colors. It’s a big house with flair, but isn’t overly flashy. This one entered the market earlier this week and can be had for $2.895 million.
- 684 Greenleaf Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022 [Estately]
- Prairie School [Curbed Chicago]