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Heller House Joins All Wright 2014

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by Eric last modified Feb 13, 2014

For the first time in its 40-year history, the All Wright Architectural Housewalk will include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heller House, a National Historic Landmark in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. More info after the jump... As stated in the press release: The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s annual Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk is All Wright in 2014. To mark the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Trust,...




 

 

HellerJamesCaufield72dpiFor the first time in its 40-year history, the All Wright Architectural Housewalk will include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heller House, a National Historic Landmark in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. More info after the jump...

As stated in the press release:

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s annual Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk is All Wright in 2014. To mark the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Trust, the 2014 Housewalk features rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings, all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
 
The Housewalk will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 17, 2014 in Oak Park and River Forest. Heller House will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 18.
 
The All Wright Housewalk will include the following private residences:
                          
• Rollin Furbeck House (1897), Oak Park, Ill. – Pre-Prairie Wright with a three-story central tower and echoes of Louis Sullivan’s decorative techniques.

• Isidore H. Heller House (1897), Chicago, Ill. – Never before open for the Housewalk, a three-story masterpiece that is a National Historic Landmark.

• William G. Fricke House (1901), Oak Park, Ill. – A study in geometric shapes, balancing the horizontal and vertical.

• Arthur B. Heurtley House (1902), Oak Park, Ill. – National Historic Landmark furnished in Wright style with dramatic art glass.

• William E. Martin House (1903), Oak Park, Ill.  – A stunning, family-friendly Prairie home featuring original murals and a lovely water garden.

• Peter A. Beachy House (1906), Oak Park, Ill. – Japanese influence permeates this distinctive design, situated on Oak Park’s largest lot.

• Edward R. Hills-DeCaro House (1906), Oak Park, Ill. – Redesign of a traditional Victorian home with extensive interior restorations and impressive stepped roof.

• Isabel Roberts House (1908/1956) River Forest, Ill. – Combination of Prairie and Usonian styles, spanning Wright’s career.
 
At each house, guides will talk about the original owners, design details and restoration.
 
Also on the tour is the place where these innovative homes were conceived: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio, the oldest Wright building open as a public museum. Other public sites on the Housewalk – Unity Temple and Frederick C. Robie House – were designed in Wright’s Oak Park studio.
 
Tickets are $125 each and $100 for members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. For more information, visit flwright.org.
 
Proceeds from the All Wright Architectural Housewalk, the Trust’s main fundraiser, support the mission of the organization to engage, educate and inspire the public through architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and to preserve the Trust’s historic sites and collections.
 
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that provides public tours and educational programs at major Wright-designed structures, including his Home and Studio (1889/1898), in Oak Park, Ill.; The Rookery Light Court (1905) in the Chicago Loop; Unity Temple (1905-08) in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10) in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood; and Emil Bach House (1915) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. For more information, visit flwright.org.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Photographer: James Caulfield


 

 

 
 
 

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