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Frank Lloyd Wright’s slow-to-sell Henderson House returns for $1M

The architecturally significant property has languished on the market for years

L. W. Reedy Real Estate

After nearly a year-and-a-half absence, Frank Lloyd Wright’s F.B. Henderson House is back on the market in west suburban Elmhurst, Illinois, seeking $999,000. Built in 1901, the 5,500-square-foot residence is an excellent example of Wright’s Prairie School style which is defined by its broad horizontal lines, low hipped roofs, and designs that embrace their natural surroundings.

The Henderson House is one of just a handful of buildings constructed during Wright’s brief partnership with business associate Webster Tomlinson. It boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, 80 leaded art glass windows, three brick fireplaces, and an open floorplan that seamlessly blends a living room, dining room, and library. Its long veranda and deck overlook the property’s landscaped grounds.

Despite its distinguished architectural pedigree and design, the historic home at 301 S. Kenilworth Avenue has struggled to find a buyer. It’s hopped on and off the market for more than a decade—asking as much as $1.33 million in 2012 and last listing for $1.1 million in 2017. With a new asking price of just under a cool million, will the notable Wright-designed residence finally attract an otherwise elusive buyer?