Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park

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  • This, and several museums, are why we came to Chicago. We did the self-guided tour to see and hear about 10 homes he designed. All very unique and beautiful in a lovely neighborhood. Then we enjoyed a...  more »
  • This is a must see if you are in Oak Park. If you don't want to do the full tour, at least walk around the neighborhood. The houses are amazing and it is indeed special to be touring Frank Lloyd Wrigh...  more »
  • Very well organised tour of the Home and Studio our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The shop is full of excellent goods although we visited 3 FLW sites in Chicago and each shop had different goods....  more »
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  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is a historic house designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Located at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, the house has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its appearance in 1909, the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there with his family. Frank Lloyd Wright purchased the property and built the home in 1889 with a $5,000 loan from his employer Louis Sullivan. He was 22 at the time, and recently married to Catherine Tobin. The Wrights raised six children in the home. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and declared a National Historic Landmark four years later. Cool place
  • What an experience! The tour guide was super informative and approachable. Talked about Wright’s influences, signature architectural touches, and life story behind the great 20th century architect. Highly recommend walking around the neighborhood as well. You’ll see lots of houses designed or redesigned by Wright. Definitely worth a visit if you know a little about architecture.
  • Worth the trip out to Oak Park. We booked our tickets in advance online for the Oak Park Combo tour. The home and studio are simply amazing and our guide did an amazing job telling the story of Wright's life and his work. FLW is an artist and an innovator and his home and studio are just beautiful spaces. After the guided tour of his home and studio we did the neighborhood audio tour. It was really cool to learn about some of his other works. If you do the combo tour, I recommend doing your guided home and studio tour first because if you are late they will start without you and you will miss some things. Do the neighborhood walking tour after seeing the home and studio.
  • We live in Chicago, but hadn't before visited FLW's home and studio. It was a real treat to see the space. Our guide was excellent. She led a smallish group (15 people or so) through this special space. The information offered brought great light to Wright's life and work, as well as giving it a very personal spin. It was a delight to learn more about the origins of many of my favorite Wright designs. Learning more about life in general during that time brought great context as well. I'd strongly recommend this space to any visitors to Chicago, as well as current and future residents.
  • We took a wonderful tour, the Wright Around Oak Park tour, which included a detailed showing of Wright's house and studio (an hour or so), and then another hour-plus tour of houses in the neighborhood. It was a lot of architecture and history, but was well worth it for any Wright fans or people interested in American residential design. My only small compaint was the tour didn't sufficiently locate Wright in the overall picture of American architecture of the time. It is a must see, in my opinion. And so easy to get to from the Loop.

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