FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME and STUDIO
Wright began his original small residence in 1889 shortly after his marriage to to Catherin Tobin with a $5,000 loan from Louis Sullivan. In 1895 he added a two-story polygonal bay on the south side containing a new dining room on the ground floor and an enlarged bedroom above. He also added a two-story structure on the rear of the house consisting of a new kitchen and maid’s room on the ground floor and the splendid barrel-vaulted ceiling children’s playroom. Adjourning the house on the north side in 1898 Wright designed a studio consisting of a low entrance pavilion connecting to an octagonal library and two-story drafting room. Wright remodeled the house as a rental unit and remodeled the studio into living space for his family in 1911.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT COMMISSIONS
Arriving in 1887, Wright would spend the first twenty years of his career working in Chicago and its suburbs. Chicago offered Wright an immersive environment of creativity and inspiration that shaped his architectural philosophies and laid the foundation for his future career.
ARTHUR HEURTLEY HOUSE
FRANK W. THOMAS HOUSE