Crain's reports that Louis Sullivan's iconic Carson Pirie Scott & Co. store (now called Sullivan Center with a Target store embedded in it) at 1 S. State Street in the Loop has found a buyer in New York-based Madison Capital, which confirmed that it will buy the 946,000-square-foot office and retail building in a deal that is said to total $267 million. Read more about it here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that Bruce Goff's remodel of the 1948 Myron Bachman House in Chicago, which listed in August 2014 for $599,000, has finally sold on April 8, 2016 for $408,000. Hopefully the new owner brings this unique work of MCM architecture back to its full glory. Read more here.
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Speaking of the Winslow House, Pamela Tilton of Sotheby's International Realty informs us that the house has just had its asking price adjusted to $1,375,000. Hopefully this will help a steward come forward to purchase and take care of one of America's most important architectural works. Check out the photos and the listing information here.
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Mike W. sends a link to a CurbedLA post highlighting the beautiful Mid-century Modern Barr Residence (1960) in Napa, California designed by architect Walter Thomas Brooks. Dubbed "Petal House" for its unique roof, this absolutely stunning Organic gem could be yours for $1.698 million. Check out the article here and the listing here.
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If you participated in the recent 2016 Wright Society Virtual Summit, you heard the amazing restoration story of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Oscar B. Balch House in Oak Park, IL. Well, if you fell in love with this unique Prairie house, then here's your chance to be its next steward: The home has officially come to the market for $1.25 million. Check out the details and lots more photos here.
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Lois A. sends word that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Dr. Frank and Betty Iber House (1955), an example Wright's prefab designs created in conjunction with Marshall Erdman and Associates, has come on the market in Plover, WI for $365,000. Betty Iber recently passed away, so the original family has occupied the home until now. Check out the listing and more photos here.
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Michael B. sends word that a Prairie Style house by Alvan Small is on the market in Madison, WI. The Thomas S. Morris House (1911) is in University Heights, a neighborhood with work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, George Washington Maher, Claude & Starck, and Keck & Keck. Before setting up his own practice, Small apprenticed with several architects including a year with Sullivan in Chicago.There's more listing here.
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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the plan to renovate the Chemical Building (1896) into an apartment complex has fallen through and the building is now back on the market for $4.5 million. While the article says the building was designed by Louis Sullivan...it was not. The Chemical Building was designed by Henry Ives Cobb. The 1893 Union Trust Building nearby was designed by Adler and Sullivan. Read the mixed-up article here.
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Curbed NY reports that the Plaza Hotel suite that Frank Lloyd Wright once lived in from 1954-1959 while working on the Guggenheim Museum commission is back on the market for $26 million—although it lacks any trace of Wright's design touch. Read more here.
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Los Angles Real Estate News reports that Lloyd Wright's Warwick Evans House in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles took a price chop recently from its initial listing price of $5.2 million last September to $4.4 million. More here.
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The Brentwood house that Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. built for cellist and London String Quartet co-founder Charles Warwick Evans has been re-listed at a discount of almost $1 million.
The 3,161-square-foot Warwick Evans House at 12036 Benmore Terrace was first listed by Juliette Hohnen of Douglas Elliman in September 2015 for $5.2 million. It was pulled off the market in October, and was recently re-listed by Hohnen and Victor Kaminoff of Coldwell Banker Previews International for $4.4 million- See more at: http://therealdeal.com/la/2016/03/04/frank-lloyd-wright-jr-s-warwick-evans-house-relisted-at-a-discount/#sthash.iTLMzVXf.dpuf
Curbed Chicago reports that the Bruce Goff-designed Myron Bachman House came back to the market last month, cleaned-up and with a price cut from its original 2014 asking price of $599,000 to $475,000. The home needs some TLC, but it's an opportunity to own a very rare example of Goff's Chicago work and hopefully bring it back to its full glory. More here.
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The Chicago Tribune reports that Oak Park's highest recorded home sale since 2008 is not an architectural masterpiece by hometown boy, Frank Lloyd Wright--but a home by one of his Prairie era contemporaries, E.E. Roberts. The Benjamin Porter Horton residence (1913), which actually has more Arts & Crafts overtones than Prairie, recently sold for a whopping $1.98 million. I've been through this home and I can tell you it is, indeed, very nice. Read more here.
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Curbed.com spotlights a Sammamish, Washington home for sale designed in 1965 by Taliesin apprentice, Milton Stricker that has been newly renovated and put on the market for $879,000. The home has some great architectural company, since it is around the corner from the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Brandes House. Check out more here.
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An amazing angled house designed by architect Philip B. Welch in Kewanee, IL has come to the market for $499,000 (which includes almost 30 acres!) Welch was a devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright and also taught with architect Bruce Goff. This particular house seems to combine sensibilities of both into a very dynamic design. Read more about the house here and see the listing here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed H. Howard Hyde House, an American System-Built design located in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, has returned to the market with a price chop from its previous asking price down to $619,900. Read more here.
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Several readers send word that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Norman Lykes House in Phoenix, AZ has come to the market with the asking price of $3.6 million. I've had the pleasure of being able to tour this house twice and I can attest to its beauty and uniqueness. Hopefully the next owners will take as good care of it as the previous stewards. Check out more here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that a gorgeous crescent-shaped landmark house for sale by Keck + Keck that sits on 181 feet of Lake Michigan shore front took its sixth price cut at the beginning of this year from an initial asking price in 2014 of $5.599 million to today's price of $3.249 million. If you've got the winning Powerball ticket, then you may want this beauty--all the rest of us can only drool at the photos here.
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A "Prairie Tudor" mansion owned by the city of Rock Island, IL might be put up for sale, according to a recent article from qconline.com. Designed in 1911 by architect Robert C. Spencer, the Hauberg mansion is a 20-room, three-story historic building that sits on 10 acres of land. Officials won't say whether there might already be a buyer, but the idea of off-loading the property (and it's ongoing maintenance costs) has city officials mulling the idea. More here.
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News reached us late last week that the upcoming February 21, 2016 sale at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) we initially reported might include original furnishings from the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George D. Sturges residence will apparently include the auction of the entire residence itself! The 1939 Usonian is being offered at an estimate of $2.5 – $3 million. It's still to be determined if that includes all of its furnishings, or if they will be auctioned separately (my guess is the latter). We'll continue to follow this sale and report as we hear more. In the meantime, read this interview with LAMA's owner and founder, Peter Loughrey about the impending sale.
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Curbed.com spotlights the news that the recently renovated single-story ranch house known as the Emanuel Gainsburg residence in La Cañada Flintridge, California, built in 1946 by Frank Lloyd Wright's oldest son Lloyd Wright, is on the market for $2.395 million. Read and see more here.
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The New York Times features a remarkable home on the market in Austin, TX designed by Organic Architect John Covert Watson, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright. The domed home is nestled into its tree-lined canyon and for $1.595 million, could be yours. Scroll down a bit to read more here and see the listing with lots of photos here.
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Word reaches us that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Millard House, which has been languishing on the market for some time and whose owners had applied for a demolition permit, has officially sold and it appears the new owners intend to not follow-through on the threat of destruction. Read more about it here.
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News reaches us that after remaining empty for over three years as a bank-owned foreclosure, the Walter Burley Griffin-designed Sam Schneider House (1915) in the Rock Glen community of Mason City, IA has sold! Hopefully the new owners can be excellent stewards of this wonderful house and give it the TLC it deserves. See the original listing here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy raises concern for the R.W. Lindholm House, aka "Mäntylä" (1952) in Cloquet, Minnesota,which is endangered by potential new retail development encroaching upon its large 15.5 acre wooded site. The current owners of the house and property are the original family that commissioned the Wright-designed house and wish to see the home preserved. More after the jump...
David J. sends a link to a story in Crain's Chicago Business on the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Millard House in Highland Park, IL finding a buyer 10 days after current owners received conditional approval to demolish it. Hopefully the new owners will put the necessary protections in place so that this demolition brinkmanship won't occur in the future. Read more here.
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David C. posts a link to a YouTube video and the listing website for Lloyd Wright's impressive and expansive "Bird's Song" estate in Minnetonka, MN. The property will hit the market in Summer 2016 and will certainly have as impressive an asking price. Check out the video here and explore the home's website here.
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MLive.com recently featured a stunning Usonian house in Sparta, MI designed by the late architect Mitch Witkowski in 1982. Read more about the home and its architect here and since the home is up for sale for $300,000, you can see tons more photos and the listing info here.
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