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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Michael B. sends a link to a house designed by Herb Fritz on the market in Portage, WI (about 45 miles north of Madison). The home has some great Usonian touches and for $174,900 it can be yours. Check out the listing here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that the John S. Van Bergen-designed Dr. Harry B. Roberts Residence (1929) in Highland Park, IL is on the market for $689,900. Even though its built date is way beyond the era, this home packs a lot of Prairie goodness! Check out more photos here and the listing here.
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If you're looking for your next lair to plot the take over of the world, stealing the moon, or stealing all the gold in Fort Knox, then you're in luck! A MCM "Volcano-Top Saucer House" in the Mojave Desert is on the market for $650,000. Check out more info here.
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Ken sends a heads-up that his 1956 Russell Barr Williamson-designed home (with additions in 2002 and 2004 by architect Ken Dahlin) is for sale in Beach Park, IL (just north of Waukegan). For $475,000 it could be yours! Follow the link to see interior shots and an exterior drone video.
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Realtor.com spotlights a stunning Usonian home in Weston, CT designed in 1963 by Taliesin-trained architect, Allan Gelbin. This one has all the Usonian bells and whistles, and for $1.45 million you get 2.24 acres, the wonderfully preserved home, its original furnishings, and even some artworks. Read more here and see the listing here.
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Randy Palmer sends word that the Herb Fritz-designed Scherbert House has been listed for sale for $169,900 in Portage, WI. Check out the listing here.
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Gary Hilgers recently contacted us with listing information on John H. Howe's stunning "Seagull House," which overlooks Lake Superior three hours north of Duluth on Minnesota’s Upper Peninsula. The home has truly stunning features including angled walls, glass, red cedar, vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace – all to bring a dramatic home that is a piece of art! Find out more after the jump...
Marcy Kerr, Executive Director of The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation (LFPF) recently sent an article written by Art Miller and Peter Coutant on the preservation prospects for the Keck + Keck-designed Fagen/McMahon House (which is currently on the market for $799,900). Read more after the jump...
The Chicago Tribune recently featured a bevvy of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties for sale in the Chicago-land region, along with the people who have purchased and lived in these works of art. One interesting factoid in the article: "In total, more than one out of every five Chicago-area Wright homes has sold or been up for sale since the start of 2014." Read more here.
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Barb C. sends word that the former Shepherd Methodist Church, designed by Charles Stade is again for sale. It's located at 2000 W Sibley, Park Ridge, IL It is an elegant structure, both inside and out. It was sold in 2014 with plans to demolish and subdivide the land. Luckily that didn't happen, so here's someone's chance to buy it, save it, and find a way to re-purpose the modern building. See the listing here.
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Word reaches us that work restoring the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Eppstein residence in Galesburg, MI is nearly complete (exterior is done with a little bit of interior woodwork finishing to have accomplished). The house looks light years better than it did only a couple of years ago and would be the perfect opportunity to afford-ably live in a Wright Usonian gem. Check out more info about the project here and then see the listing with photos here.
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Len Fernandes sends info on a Prairie Style home for sale in Plumas County, California. The 2202 square foot tri-level home was built in 2002 and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and panoramic mountain views. The home was designed by Robert G. Bell, who is said to be a protegee of Alden Dow and Frank Lloyd Wright. Check out the listing with additional photos here and contact listing agent Leah West 530-836-1234 for more info. If anyone knows more about the architect, please let us know!
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