The 39th Annual Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk, sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust has added the Dr. Charles E. Cessna House, a house never before presented on any housewalk. More info on the event after the jump...
"Wright Plus 2013, showcasing the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the historic district of Oak Park, Ill. Information and tickets to all Wright Plus events are available at GoWright.org.
The all-day event will feature rare interior tours of the following private homes, including five that are new to the housewalk:
• Dr. Charles E. Cessna House (E.E. Roberts, 1905) – Grand rooms in original condition, complete with intact art glass and a magnificent open staircase trimmed in oak. NEW to Wright Plus.
• Harry S. Adams House (1913) – Frank Lloyd Wright’s final Oak Park commission, reflecting his mature Prairie style.
• Robert P. Parker House (1892) – an early Wright house sensitively restored for today’s lifestyle.
• Louisa and Harry Goodrich House (1896) – highlights Wright’s emerging aesthetic and the owner’s period restorations.
• T.S. Rattle House (George O. Garnsey, 1885) – a grand Victorian with an expansive addition and gardens. NEW to Wright Plus.
• W.A. Rogers House (H.G. Fiddelke, 1906) – stunning art glass and original woodwork in this spectacular Arts & Crafts residence. NEW to Wright Plus.
• Frank Keefer House (E.E. Roberts, 1906) – exceptional Prairie design enhanced with a dynamic two-story expansion. NEW to Wright Plus.
• Flori Blondeel House No. 2 (John S. Van Bergen, 1914) – recent restoration with original woodwork and expansive two-story atrium addition. NEW to Wright Plus.
• Frank Long House (Leon Stanhope, 1925) – unique interpretation of the cottage style with new gardens and a charming undulating roof.
At each house, docents will discuss its architecture, history and the lifestyles of the original occupants.
Also new to the 2013 housewalk, the Cheney Mansion Oasis patio and solarium will provide respite throughout the day. Built in 1913 by Charles E. White, Jr., the Elizabeth F. Cheney Mansion evokes a gracious English country home.
Tickets are $100 each and $85 for members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Included is admission to three landmark Wright buildings, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Unity Temple in Oak Park, as well as the Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago. For more information, visit GoWright.org.
The Ultimate Plus Package, May 16-19, 2013 offers an extended weekend of one-of-a-kind architectural experiences, including preferred admission to each site on the May 18 housewalk, hotel accommodations and transportation.
The package features:
• A gourmet dinner on the evening of the housewalk in a private home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Featured Wright homes are the Isabel Roberts House (1908/1956), Arthur B. Heurtley House (1902) and the Peter A. Beachy House (1906).
• A private tour of the Wright-designed Avery Coonley estate in Riverside, Ill. and excursion to see the work of landscape architect Jens Jensen at three Chicago locations on Friday, May 17.
• Invitation to the Chairman’s Reception in the lobby of Chicago's Rookery Building and a private tour of the Rookery vault on Thursday, May 16.
• An exclusive private lunch and tour of the historic Elizabeth F. Cheney Mansion in Oak Park, Ill. on the day of the housewalk.
• A private tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House.
The cost of the Ultimate Plus Package is $2,650 and $2,400 for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust members. For more information, follow the link.
The Wright Plus Friday Excursion is sold out.
Proceeds from the Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk, the Preservation Trust’s main fundraiser, support the mission of the organization to engage, educate and inspire the public through architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and to preserve the Trust’s historic sites and collections.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust provides public tours and educational programs at three Wright-designed structures: his Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL; the Robie House in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood; and The Rookery lobby in the Chicago Loop."
Image via Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust