Lisa T. sends word that there's some potential danger for the Edward Dart-designed house for sale at 1021 Lake Cook Road in Highland Park, IL. Apparently a developer wants to tear down the main house and secondary small structure (which was rented out and used to be a tool shed) and build 14 houses on the almost 5 acre property—which would be a huge loss to the community. Read more about the home here and check out the listing info here.
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Scott T. sends a link to a townhome for sale in Phoenix, AZ designed by Taliesin Fellow, Charles Robert Schiffner. See more photos and the listing here.
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The LA Times reports that the John Lautner-designed Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Palm Springs, CA has been price-chopped to $24.999 million, less than half of the $50 million original asking price. Read more here.
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Michael B. sends a link to a house for sale by Taliesin apprentice Cary Caraway in Madison, WI. The three-bedroom house retains its pecky cypress walls, mahogany ceilings, copper fireplace hoods, and terrazzo floors. For $389,900 it can be yours. Check out the listing and more photos here.
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Steve S. sends word that a condo in Minneapolis, MN designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman, John H. Howe, is on the market for $239,900. Howe designed the unit for Mr. and Mrs. Russell Burris (who were also the second owners of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Willey House). See the listing here.
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Curbed National recently featured a house designed by architect and Frank Lloyd Wright associate, David Henken, for sale in Pound Ridge, NY. The 1956 home is a beauty, with loads of angles, natural wood, and a rock outcropping in the living room. For $1.495 million it can be yours. Check out more here.
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Nelson B. also sends word that the Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1927) in Los Angeles, CA, built of concrete blocks and looking like a wonderful ancient temple, has come back to the market for $1.9 million. Read more here.
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Hedrich Blessing, the architectural photography firm that took some of the most iconic photos of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, recently visited the George Madison Millard House (1906) in Highland Park, IL to photograph this stunning Prairie School home in the midst of Autumn splendor. Claire Montenegro was kind enough to share photos from the shoot. See them all after the jump...
Michael B. sends word that a Herb Fritz-designed house in Cross Plains, WI has come back to the market for $575,000. Check out the listing and plenty of interior shots here.
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Mark Hertzberg passes along news from the city of Racine that the John Randal McDonald-designed home at 3328 N. Main Street in Racine, WI is for sale for $121,000. Dave Erickson, who is an expert on the work of John Randal McDonald, confirms this is the Erickson Residence (1952) and sends the lower period photo on the left from when the house was in its prime.
Because this home is a HUD foreclosure, it may get sold to out of town investors who don’t know the local history or importance of the area's significant architecture. The home is being sold "as is" and does need some work, but as evidenced by the period photo provided by JRMcD expert, Dave Erickson, this house can be brought back to its former glory with the right owner.
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Curbed LA reports that the John Lautner-designed Reiner-Burchill Residence (aka Silvertop) has sold to Beats by Dre president Luke Wood for $1 million over asking price! Wood intends to restore the house to Lautner's original vision, so it looks like the right guy bought this spectacular home. Read more about it here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that after a series of price chops, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robert Edmmond House (1892) in LaGrange, IL has finally sold for $800,000. Read and see more here.
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Curbed National reports that the John Lautner-designed Silvertop Residence in Los Angeles, which listed in August for the first time since 1974, sold in a jiffy for $8.55 million. Check out more info and photos here.
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Yesterday we reported on a John H. Howe-designed home for sale in Golden Valley, MN. Rob B. and John C. were kind enough to confirm that it is indeed the Dr. F. Bruce Lewis Residence (1969). If you missed it the first time, catch up on the original post here.
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A PrairieMod reader sends word that a beautiful 1969 house in Golden Valley, MN designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman, John H. Howe has hit the market for $599,000. I believe this is the Dr. F. Bruce Lewis Residence, but I'll rely on PrairieMod readers to confirm this for me. Check out the listing and multiple photos here.
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Curbed Chicago points out that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Isidore Heller House, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, will soon hit the milestone of being on the market 1000 days. While its not uncommon for Wright homes to linger on the market, this is a particularly long time for a house of this stature. Of course, being the most expensive Chicagoland Wright home on the market at $2.425 million might not be helping it either. More here.
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Eric S. sends a link to an unbelievable MCM home designed by architect Ralph Fournier for developer Burton Duenke that is perched on an old growth forest bluff 90' above the Missouri River in Chesterfield, MO. For a cool $2 million it could be yours. See the listing here and a ton more photos here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Manson House in Wausau, WI as been for sale for quite some time. However, the price has dropped to the point where it is one of the most affordable Wright works out there. At $189,900 this work of Usonian architectural art can be yours. See the listing here.
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Curbed reports that the Lloyd Wright-designed Samuel-Navarro House, owned by several celebrities and ping-ponging on and off the market over the last few years has once again been listed for $3.995 million. See more here.
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Nelson B. sends a link to a house for sale that looks like it was transported right out of Fred Flintstone's town of Bedrock. The 1966 curvy stone home in Park Ridge, Illinois is said to be designed by architect Ballisimo, but I'm coming up blank on who that might be. If any PrairieMod readers know, please let us know. See more info here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Blossom House has finally found a potential buyer. The home and its Wright-designed neighbor in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago were at the center of a dispute between area residents and billionaire preservationist, Jennifer Pritzker, over her plan to buy the homes and turn them into B&Bs. That plan fell through and the homes missed the opportunity to be stunningly restored. Hopefully whomever purchased the homes since have the ability and the intentions to take care of these important architectural works. More here.
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Paul R. provides a link to a video tour of one of the interiors of the rarely-seen Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Roloson Row Houses. An early and rare example of one of Wright's multiple unit dwellings, this particular row house is for sale for $595,000. Watch the video tour here and see the listing here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed William Winslow Residence in River Forest, IL, which originally hit the market for the first time in decades last year for the asking price of $2.4 million has had that price reduced a few times over the months. Now $1.7 million will buy you this amazing architectural icon. Read more here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Eppstein Residence (1951) in "The Acres" community in Galesburg, MI has been undergoing some much needed TLC, much of which has been documented on this blog. Now the Usonian, which is for sale for $475,000, is ready to be shown in its first open house, Sunday September 14, 2014 from 3 - 5 pm. If you're near the Kalamazoo area, then go check it out! More info here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Millard House in Highland Park, IL has had it's sale price recently reduced to $875,000. As Curbed.com reports, this is beyond a deal for such a stunning Wright-designed home in one of the most affluent suburbs in the Chicagoland area. Hopefully someone who wants to be the home's next steward will snap it up. Your chance to check it out will be at an open house Sunday September 14, 2014. More info here.
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Eric S. sends word that the John Howe-designed Mrs. George R. Johnson Residence (known as the "Seagull House") on the cliffs of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, MN, which has been available as a long-term rental for awhile, is now for sale for $799,000. Check out the listing here and the home's history here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that Bruce Goff's Myron Bachman House, a 1948 remodel of an 1890 house in Chicago, is on the market for $599,000. The home is a futuristic melding of angled corrugated aluminum and Chicago common brick. The listing is on Zillow, but no interior photos. See more here.
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Tulsa World reports that despite being shuttered and up for sale, the Bruce Goff-designed Tulsa Club building (1927) is being kept up to city code enforcement standards, including more lighting, the addition of stairwell railings, repaired elevator doors and shafts, and the clearing of combustibles from the building. This is good to hear, especially since the Tulsa Club has been neglected for so long and the victim of fires in the past. Read more about it here.
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