For the first time in recent memory, Frank Lloyd Wright’s so-called ‘Summer Cottage’ in suburban Glencoe, Illinois, is available for purchase. The structure was built in 1913 as a temporary home for Wright’s attorney Sherman Booth and his family while the larger and more famous Booth House was under construction nearby. The main estate was completed in 1916 and ultimately divided into the Ravine Bluffs subdivision. The cottage was then moved to its current location at 239 Franklin Road.
The 1,755-square-foot home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and the low horizontal eaves that are common among much of Wright’s work. Though the provided listing photos are quite poor, the Booth Summer Cottage is still a genuine Wright and was designated a Glencoe historic landmark in 1996. It is currently seeking a cool $1 million.
Also available is the primary Booth residence which hit the market for the first time in nearly 50 years. Despite reducing its asking price from $1.9 million to $1.65 million, the well-preserved Prairie School home is still searching for a buyer and is further proof that Wright homes are often very slow to sell.