News reaches us that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Louis Penfield House in Wiloughby, OH is for sale by the original owner family. The 1955 house sits on 18.45 acres of forest and the sale includes two additional buildings on the property. THe asking price for this amazingly restored work of architecture and its beautiful site is $1.7 million. The hope is that the next owners will continue to keep the Penfield House open to the public as a Wright rental. Read more info and see additional photos here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that one of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Roloson Row Houses (an early design from 1894) is on the market for the relatively affordable price (at least by Chicago standards) for $685,000. Check out more photos and info here.
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Irene K. sends a link to a 1960 home designed by Organic Architect William Kaeser in Madison, WI. According to the photos and listing it appears largely intact on the inside. Hopefully, someone wanting to live PrairieMod will buy it and take good care of it. Check out the listing here.
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John C. sends a clipping from a recent Walter Burley Griffin Society of America newsletter that the Sam Schneider House in Mason City, Iowa's Rock Glen community, designed and built by Walter Burley Griffin and Barry Byrne in 1915, is for sale. Read the note at left for details and for more information on who to contact to buy this gem.
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Stafford N. sends a link to the sales listing for John Randal McDonald's "Wingspread", which was built in 1968 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Check out the listing here. If you want to learn more about JRMcD's life and work, then be sure to order the newest issue of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design, which features McDonald's beautiful architecture. Get it here.
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Scott T. sends a link to a home in Pound Ridge, NY for sale, designed by architect David Henken. The home has been on the market for awhile, but the listing has been refreshed with new photos. See the listing and more photos here.
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A 1959 La Jolla, CA home designed by architect, author, and toy designer (and son of Frank Lloyd Wright), John Lloyd Wright, is on the market for $2.15 million. The home has been painted completely sanitarium white for some ungodly reason, but with time and a lot more money it could probably be fixed. Read more about it here and see the listing here.
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Scott T. with help from John C. identify a beautiful home designed by Taliesin apprentice, Tom Olson, is on the market in St. Cloud, MN for $549,900. See the listing and images here.
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Matthew K. sends word that the early Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robert parker House in Oak Park, IL is on the market for $825,000. I've been inside this home several times over the years and I can tell you it is a gem! See the listing here.
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After being listed in November 2013 for $1.175 million, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed William Adams Hosue in the Beverley neighborhood of Chicago sold on March 6, 2014 for $980,000, making it one of the quickest Wright homes sales in awhile. Read a bit more here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Furbeck House (1897) in Oak Park, IL has finally sold. Originally listed in May 2010 for $1.1 million, it popped on and off the market in the ensuing years and finally sold this week for $650,000. It would be great if the new stewards of the home return the home to it's original glory. Read more about the sale saga here.
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I received a message yesterday that informed me that the John S. Van Bergen-designed Ewing Residence is for sale in Bloomington Illinois. Not only is the house, built in 1920 for Spencer Ewing, almost completely intact in its original form, so is the Jens Jensen landscape design!
The house has no landmark protection whatsoever and the fear is that it will be bought by a developer and torn down. Let's hope that a preservation-minded buyer comes forward to save this impressive home and return it to its Prairie School glory. See the listing here.
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Melissa G. and Dave E. send word that John Randal McDonald's Herbert Hughes House in Dubuque, Iowa is for sale. The house is 4,200 sq ft and contains 22 rooms. Hughes was a Senior Vice President and grandson of the founder of Flexsteel. He wanted a house that was designed for entertaining (President George H. and Barabara Bush attended a party), yet contained a Sanctum with a wall of televisions for weekend escapes. Check out a listing with more info here.
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I was fortunate enough to have recently attended a special "Family Reunion" luncheon at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Winslow House in River Forest, IL. The occasion was generously hosted by current owner Peter Walker and was given to celebrate the visit of third, fourth and fifth generations of Winslow family members, who traveled from both coasts to see the famous home of their ancestor.
Tim Samuelson and Janet Halstead of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy were also special guests and we all enjoyed experiencing this amazing house with the family and hearing their memories and stories. Janet wrote a piece on the event and posted to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy website. Read it here.
If you'd like to start building your own family memories in this superlative work of architecture, then check out the real estate listing for the Winslow House here.
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Last week we announced that a stunning work of Organic Architecture near Joshua Tree, CA designed by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg has come on the market for the first time. The house has put up its official website and listed price of $3 million. If you don't have that kind of cash laying around, then enjoy a ton of photos and video here.
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Scott T. has found a fantastic Usonian home for sale for $399,000 in Damascus, Oregon. We'd love to know what architect was responsible for this gem. If you know, send us the answer and we'll happily give you a shout-out on PrairieMod!
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Craig H. sends a link to the Curbed LA report that the last home designed by Modern Master, Rudolph Schindler, the Schlessinger House, is back on the market. Since being purchased in 2011, the current owners have restored it back closer to Schindler's original plans to stunningly clean results. For $1.149 million, this beauty could be yours. See more here and listing here.
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Palm Springs Life reports that "Joshua Tree House" designed by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg for Jay and Bev Doolittle and located at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park will be coming on the market for the first time. Read more about this amazing work of Organic Architecture, see more photos, and a video here.
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I happened to drive past the Walter Burley Griffin-designed William H. Emery, Jr. House in Elmhurst, IL yesterday, and even though it is freezing here, the impressive Prairie School home looked warm and inviting. It's also currently for sale (the listing picture at left shows it in a much warmer season). So if you want an important architectural work to warm-up in on a winter's day, then check out the listing here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed William E. Martin House in Oak Park, IL has had its sell price reduced from $1.57 million to $1.38 million. Read and see more here.
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OakPark.com recently featured a beauty of a home designed by the Chicago School architects, Nimmons & Fellows. While not as well-known as Frank Lloyd Wright, these contemporaries could certainly design a nice Prairie Era pad. Read about it here. If you like it and have $2.2 million, it can be yours.
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