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Mapping 16 Frank Lloyd Wright Houses For Sale Right Now

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Revered American architect (and A+ shade-thrower) Frank Lloyd Wright would have turned 147 yesterday, and to celebrate the work of the Prairie style potentate, who designed more than 500 completed structures over the course of his illustrious career, here's an updated map with all the Wright-designed homes on the market right this very second. There's been quite a few sales since his designs were last plotted—goodbye, sweet Ray Brandes House—but also quite a few (reasonably affordable?!) additions. From $795K pre-fab options to townhouses in Chicago to gorgeous textile block mansions, the gang's all here, so do have a look.


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1. Winslow House

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515 Auvergne Place
River Forest, IL 60305

Wright was in his 20s when he received the commission for the 1893 Winslow House. 120 years later, it was hoisted onto the market for $2.4M. It first listed last December, though has endured many a minuscule PriceChop since. For $1.85M buyers get a 5,000-square-foot spread with four bedrooms and many of the trappings of an early Wright design: oak floors, built-in seating in nearly every room, and four fireplaces.

2. Robert Emmond House

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109 South 8th Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Completed in 1892, the Emmond House ("a national treasure," according to the brokerbabble) boasts much in the way of Queen Anne influences, which is typical of Wright's pre-Prairie work. It originally listed in 2011 for $1.5M, but the fact that it comes with five bedrooms and just one bathroom may have put off buyers. It re-listed in January for $919K and now asks $829K.

3. Socrates Zaferiou House

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48 Clausland Mountain Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913

One of the 11 prefab homes Wright ever designed recently hit the market for the first time ever. Wright dabbled a bit in prefab dabbling developer Marshall Erdman, the Lithuanian-American builder that commissioned the First Unitarian Society of Madison from him in 1946. Wright discovered that Erdman was selling prefabs, and offered to design him a few models that could be offered for $15K, which was about half the price that Erdman was charging for some of his own. The Socrates Zaferiou House sits on 2.5 acres overlooking Blauvelt State Park, and the listing promises perfect "harmony with the environment" with just a half-hour drive to Manhattan. It asks $795K.

4. Louis Penfield House

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2203 River Road
Willoughby, OH 44094

One of the nine Usonian Homes Wright built in Ohio just plopped onto the market a few weeks ago. The Louis Penfield House of Willoughby Hills was completed 1955, when Wright was a little over halfway done with his Usonian series, essentially a collection of small, mostly flat-roofed single-story homes built to make his designs more accessible to middle-income families. Right now it's being rented out for $275 a night, though its owners are looking to sell. On offer for $1.7M: the 1,800-square-foot abode, plus two other cottages on 18.45 acres.

5. Roloson Houses

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3215 South Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Chicago's Roloson Houses were the only row houses the Prairie poohbah designed in his lifetime, and he did so in 1892, while he was still working for Adler & Sullivan and before he had a chance to make the most of his personal style. By the 1930s, these four homes had largely been forgotten as part of Wright's oeuvre, but in the '40s were rediscovered. The best part? One can snag a Chicago Wright design for just $685K.

6. John Storer Residence

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8161 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

San Francisco architecture writer once wrote: "Of all the architects who perceived the Edenic possibilities of California, none capitalized on them with more sensitivity and assurance than Frank Lloyd Wright." And, yes, "Edenic" is totally an appropriate term for the 1923 John Storer Residence. It's one of Wright's four L.A. County "textile block" houses, which he built, the story goes, to prove that he was talented enough to transform even something cheap, utilitarian, and ugly into a lust-worthy item. He used "that old gutter rat"—his nickname for concrete blocks—to make a vaguely brocade pattern on the façade. It asks $6.9M.

7. Gerald B. and Beverley Tonkens House

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6980 Knoll Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237

In February 2013, Wright's Gerald B. and Beverley Tonkens House listed for the first time ever, asking 1.788M. Besides a structure that utterly oozes Prairie pulchritude, the house comes with four acres (set behind a Wright-designed gate) and much of the home's original, custom-made furniture.

8. George Madison Millard House

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1689 Lake Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

Commissioned by the same couple behind California's more famous Millard House, this Illinois spread, built in 1906 and crafted with 68 art glass windows, is going for $950K.

9. Alice Millard House

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645 Prospect Crescent
Pasadena, CA 91103

A prime example of Wright's use of textile block construction, the 1913 Alice Millard House (known also as "La Miniatura") was once slated to be moved to Japan. After that deal fell through, the house listed for just under $5M. It's now, however, up for just $3.995M.

10. Avery Coonley House, North Wing

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281 Bloomingbank Road
Riverside, IL 60546

Built between 1908 and 1912, the Coonley House it was disassembled in 1950, with the bedroom wing split off and sold as a separate residence. On sale now: the public spaces and servants wing, which are going for $2.25M.

11. Isidore Heller House

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5132 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

A fixture of the Hyde Park neighborhood, Wright's 1897 Heller House represents one of the architect's early forays into the Prairie style. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2004, the seven-bedroom mansion wants $2.425M.

12. Andrew B. & Maude Cooke House

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320 51st Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Wright designed the Cooke House in 1953, but construction until 1959, two months before his death. Just a short walk from Atlantic beaches, the house sports a deep-water dock, gym, and sauna. It asks $3.75M.

13. George Blossom House

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4858 South Kenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

Construction wrapped on Blossom House in 1892, but Wright came back to create a Prairie-style garage addition in the early 1900s. According to the brokerbabble this is a "once in a lifetime opportunity to restore" such a pedigreed spread; t once asked as much as $1.288M, but has since been PriceChopped down to $850K.

14. F. B. Henderson House

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301 South Kenilworth Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Built in 1901, the F. B. Henderson House is one of a few residences Wright designed while partnered Webster Tomlinson, the architect's only partnership, well, ever. Curbed Chicago calls it "a study in true Prairie School architecture," though despite that it's squandered on the market for years. At the moment the five-bedroom asks $1.197 million.

15. Arnold Jackson House

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N7669 Indian Hills Trail
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

The 1957 Jackson House was originally built in Madison, Wis., and was moved to this lakeside cul-de-sac in 1985. Today it operates as a bed & breakfast, though it can be bought outright for $625K.

16. Maynard Buehler House

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6 Great Oaks Circle
Orinda, CA 94563

Up for $3.35M in Orinda, Calif., the 1948 Buehler House. Like most of the houses in Wright's Usonian series Buehler House boasts a flat roof, small kitchen, overlarge living area, and airy, if anachronistically plain-jane, aesthetic. Also available: furniture designed by Wright, and grounds Japanese-style grounds designed by landscape architect Henry Matsutani.

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1. Winslow House

515 Auvergne Place, River Forest, IL 60305

Wright was in his 20s when he received the commission for the 1893 Winslow House. 120 years later, it was hoisted onto the market for $2.4M. It first listed last December, though has endured many a minuscule PriceChop since. For $1.85M buyers get a 5,000-square-foot spread with four bedrooms and many of the trappings of an early Wright design: oak floors, built-in seating in nearly every room, and four fireplaces.

515 Auvergne Place
River Forest, IL 60305

2. Robert Emmond House

109 South 8th Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525

Completed in 1892, the Emmond House ("a national treasure," according to the brokerbabble) boasts much in the way of Queen Anne influences, which is typical of Wright's pre-Prairie work. It originally listed in 2011 for $1.5M, but the fact that it comes with five bedrooms and just one bathroom may have put off buyers. It re-listed in January for $919K and now asks $829K.

109 South 8th Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

3. Socrates Zaferiou House

48 Clausland Mountain Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913

One of the 11 prefab homes Wright ever designed recently hit the market for the first time ever. Wright dabbled a bit in prefab dabbling developer Marshall Erdman, the Lithuanian-American builder that commissioned the First Unitarian Society of Madison from him in 1946. Wright discovered that Erdman was selling prefabs, and offered to design him a few models that could be offered for $15K, which was about half the price that Erdman was charging for some of his own. The Socrates Zaferiou House sits on 2.5 acres overlooking Blauvelt State Park, and the listing promises perfect "harmony with the environment" with just a half-hour drive to Manhattan. It asks $795K.

48 Clausland Mountain Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913

4. Louis Penfield House

2203 River Road, Willoughby, OH 44094

One of the nine Usonian Homes Wright built in Ohio just plopped onto the market a few weeks ago. The Louis Penfield House of Willoughby Hills was completed 1955, when Wright was a little over halfway done with his Usonian series, essentially a collection of small, mostly flat-roofed single-story homes built to make his designs more accessible to middle-income families. Right now it's being rented out for $275 a night, though its owners are looking to sell. On offer for $1.7M: the 1,800-square-foot abode, plus two other cottages on 18.45 acres.

2203 River Road
Willoughby, OH 44094

5. Roloson Houses

3215 South Calumet Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

Chicago's Roloson Houses were the only row houses the Prairie poohbah designed in his lifetime, and he did so in 1892, while he was still working for Adler & Sullivan and before he had a chance to make the most of his personal style. By the 1930s, these four homes had largely been forgotten as part of Wright's oeuvre, but in the '40s were rediscovered. The best part? One can snag a Chicago Wright design for just $685K.

3215 South Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

6. John Storer Residence

8161 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069

San Francisco architecture writer once wrote: "Of all the architects who perceived the Edenic possibilities of California, none capitalized on them with more sensitivity and assurance than Frank Lloyd Wright." And, yes, "Edenic" is totally an appropriate term for the 1923 John Storer Residence. It's one of Wright's four L.A. County "textile block" houses, which he built, the story goes, to prove that he was talented enough to transform even something cheap, utilitarian, and ugly into a lust-worthy item. He used "that old gutter rat"—his nickname for concrete blocks—to make a vaguely brocade pattern on the façade. It asks $6.9M.

8161 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

7. Gerald B. and Beverley Tonkens House

6980 Knoll Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237

In February 2013, Wright's Gerald B. and Beverley Tonkens House listed for the first time ever, asking 1.788M. Besides a structure that utterly oozes Prairie pulchritude, the house comes with four acres (set behind a Wright-designed gate) and much of the home's original, custom-made furniture.

6980 Knoll Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237

8. George Madison Millard House

1689 Lake Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035

Commissioned by the same couple behind California's more famous Millard House, this Illinois spread, built in 1906 and crafted with 68 art glass windows, is going for $950K.

1689 Lake Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

9. Alice Millard House

645 Prospect Crescent, Pasadena, CA 91103

A prime example of Wright's use of textile block construction, the 1913 Alice Millard House (known also as "La Miniatura") was once slated to be moved to Japan. After that deal fell through, the house listed for just under $5M. It's now, however, up for just $3.995M.

645 Prospect Crescent
Pasadena, CA 91103

10. Avery Coonley House, North Wing

281 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside, IL 60546

Built between 1908 and 1912, the Coonley House it was disassembled in 1950, with the bedroom wing split off and sold as a separate residence. On sale now: the public spaces and servants wing, which are going for $2.25M.

281 Bloomingbank Road
Riverside, IL 60546

11. Isidore Heller House

5132 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

A fixture of the Hyde Park neighborhood, Wright's 1897 Heller House represents one of the architect's early forays into the Prairie style. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2004, the seven-bedroom mansion wants $2.425M.

5132 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

12. Andrew B. & Maude Cooke House

320 51st Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Wright designed the Cooke House in 1953, but construction until 1959, two months before his death. Just a short walk from Atlantic beaches, the house sports a deep-water dock, gym, and sauna. It asks $3.75M.

320 51st Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

13. George Blossom House

4858 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

Construction wrapped on Blossom House in 1892, but Wright came back to create a Prairie-style garage addition in the early 1900s. According to the brokerbabble this is a "once in a lifetime opportunity to restore" such a pedigreed spread; t once asked as much as $1.288M, but has since been PriceChopped down to $850K.

4858 South Kenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

14. F. B. Henderson House

301 South Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126

Built in 1901, the F. B. Henderson House is one of a few residences Wright designed while partnered Webster Tomlinson, the architect's only partnership, well, ever. Curbed Chicago calls it "a study in true Prairie School architecture," though despite that it's squandered on the market for years. At the moment the five-bedroom asks $1.197 million.

301 South Kenilworth Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

15. Arnold Jackson House

N7669 Indian Hills Trail, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

The 1957 Jackson House was originally built in Madison, Wis., and was moved to this lakeside cul-de-sac in 1985. Today it operates as a bed & breakfast, though it can be bought outright for $625K.

N7669 Indian Hills Trail
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

16. Maynard Buehler House

6 Great Oaks Circle, Orinda, CA 94563

Up for $3.35M in Orinda, Calif., the 1948 Buehler House. Like most of the houses in Wright's Usonian series Buehler House boasts a flat roof, small kitchen, overlarge living area, and airy, if anachronistically plain-jane, aesthetic. Also available: furniture designed by Wright, and grounds Japanese-style grounds designed by landscape architect Henry Matsutani.

6 Great Oaks Circle
Orinda, CA 94563