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Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright housewalk returns with 13-site lineup

The clock is ticking to secure discounted tickets

Images courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, photographs by James Caulfield

Admirers of Frank Lloyd Wright will once again be granted rare interior access to many of the famed architect’s works with the return of the annual Wright Plus Housewalk on Saturday, May 19 in Oak Park, Illinois.

The 2018 edition is set to feature no less than 13 homes and civic structures designed by Wright and his contemporaries. The tour includes old favorites and new spaces such as the Charles E. Roberts Stable and the grand Victorian style Stennett House. This year also marks the highly anticipated return of Unity Temple following a stunning multi-year restoration.

In addition to the 11 sites in and around Oak Park’s historic district, tickets will grant also access to the Frederick C. Robie House in Hyde Park and The Rookery Building in the Loop’s Financial District.

Though May seems like a long way off, Wright aficionados have only until February 28 to secure tickets at a discounted rate of $90 each (Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members pay $80). Tickets will then increase by $5 to $10 each month on a “tiered pricing schedule.” In other words, it’s best to book early.

Fans seeking an unparalleled four-day experience can book the Ultimate Plus Weekend Package for $2,650 (or $2,500 for members). It includes perks such as a gourmet dinner at a private Frank Lloyd Wright home, priority access at all the housewalk locations, and hotel accommodations.

Here’s an early peek at the sites featured on this year’s Wright Plus Housewalk: