The Chicago area boasts some of the best examples of Prairie School homes crafted by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries in the early 20th century. This much newer mansion in suburban Naperville may lack the historical pedigree of the real thing, but it makes a concerted effort to replicate the older style.
Built in 2008 on a half-acre lot, the residence has plenty of Prairie-inspired curb appeal thanks to its earth-colored brick and limestone facade topped by hipped roofs with broad overhanging eaves. There’s also a Redwood front door flanked by art glass windows reminiscent of the much older homes.
The roomy 7,000-square-foot floorplan includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a two-story great room supported by stone-lined pillars. And much like the historic properties on which it is modeled, the house has no shortage of wood trim, doors, and window casings. These architectural touches join modern conveniences such as high-end appliances, a smart home system, an indoor hot tub and resistance pool, a billiards room, an art studio, and a home theater.
This highly customized Prairie School homage is listed for a cool $3.3 million, making it the fifth most expensive home currently for sale in Naperville. It is being offered “mostly furnished” according to Baird & Warner listing agent Bill White, so what you see is what you get—mostly.