One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Prairie School designs in suburban Oak Park is up for grabs once again. Designed and built in 1909, the four-bedroom Laura Gale House is one of a couple dozen Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in the suburb, and one of only a few Wright homes on the market in the Chicago area this year.
The house with its flat roofline, low-hanging ceilings, stone fireplace and art glass windows is unmistakably Wright's brand of Prairie School. However, there’s more to this one. The Laura Gale House is Wright’s first residence to featured a prominent cantilevered design and it has been said that the home helped lead Wright to design the iconic Fallingwater in southwestern Pennsylvania.
While the home’s reentry to the market presents an opportunity for architecture buffs and Frank Lloyd Wright fans to own one of the iconic American architect’s homes, the price change is only a fraction of its original asking price from two years ago. The Laura Gale House listed in May 2015, asking $1.1 million, and returned last Friday seeking $1.075 million.
- 6 Elizabeth Court Oak Park, IL 60302 [Estately]
- Frank Lloyd Wright's Laura Gale House in Oak Park Hits Market [Curbed Chicago]