The property is one of eight total homes designed by Wright that are currently on the market.

By Kelly Vaughan
February 28, 2020

Frank Lloyd Wright is known for his "prairie-style" structures, including Fallingwater in rural southwestern Pennsylvania and The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Now, a rare property designed by the world-famous architect could be yours for just $175,000. Built in 1900, the home was built for a prominent real estate family as a summer retreat.

Franky Lloyd Wright Home
Credit: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker

The Chicago, Illinois, home, which was listed by Coldwell Banker, features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large front porch, and a two-car garage. The 2,408 square foot, canary yellow property doesn't necessarily reflect his other designs; this one is Japanese-inspired. "The dramatic, outward flare of the ridges on the roof and dormers evoke Japanese architecture and lends variety and dynamism to this otherwise conservative design," reads a description from the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Wright was introduced to the Japanese woodblock print, which would become a major influence in his design aesthetic. According to his foundation, Wright called Japan "the most romantic, artistic, nature-inspired country on earth."

According to Architectural Digest, the home initially went on the market for $205,000 in 2017 but has received three price cuts. While the low asking price could allow buyers to renovate the interior to their liking, it was declared a Chicago landmark in 1996, which means that changes cannot be made without approval from the city.

If you have a sky-is-the-limit budget, seven additional properties designed by Wright are also on the market, according to Curbed. The most extravagant listing, which has an asking price of $9,999,999, is The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, which is considered to be a precursor to the Guggenheim.


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