While Oak Park, Illinois, is home to a world class collection of genuine Frank Lloyd Wright homes, the Chicago suburb also features many residences designed by the famous architect’s contemporaries and pupils. One such example that embodies Wright’s influential and widely-copied Prairie School of design recently hit the market. Known as the Anton J. Johnson House, the historic six-bedroom structure was designed by William Gibb in 1909. The local architect was also behind a number of Chicago’s older elevated CTA stations.
The home features a masonry and stucco exterior with an expansive front porch and a distinctive roofline punctuated by four hexagonal turrets at each corner. The Arts & Crafts interior sports the rich millwork, stained glass windows, and multiple fireplaces that typify the uniquely American style. Meanwhile, the home’s kitchen and showers have been nicely updated in a manner that doesn’t distract from the original bits—which are many.
The half-acre property also includes a decently sized rear yard and patio plus a garage topped by a stand-alone coach house style apartment. This spacious and good-looking Prairie Schooler can currently be had for $1,675,000.