Frank Lloyd Wright - Anything of his design on the market?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Frank Lloyd Wright was an exceptional architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works.  Many of these completed works are located in our Chicago Area.

Wright was ahead of his time promoting 'organic architecture' (promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world), was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture of which we are all familiar. His work included original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also often designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass.

So what if anything of 'Mr. FLW' is on the market now?  Plenty!  So I thought I would show you just a few samplings right here in our own backyard!


frank lloyd wright,


Riverside IL   $2,890,000

Avery Coonley House, 5BR 5BA, 3 Fireplaces, 6000 square feet, Reflecting Pool
Built 1908-1912       Tour

frank lloyd wright,

Oak Park IL   $1,295,000
W.E. Martin House, 5BR 3.5BA, 3 Fireplaces, 4336 square feet, Koi Pond

Built 1903        Tour

frank lloyd wright,


Oak Park IL   $1,795,000

5BR 5.5BA, 4 Fireplaces, 5183 square feet

Built 1915

frank lloyd wright,

Batavia IL   $1,450,000

5BR 3.3BA, 3 Fireplaces, 5100 square feet

Built 1906       Tour 


frank lloyd wright,
Highland Park IL   $1,399,000

Millard House, 4BR 2.5BA, 2 Fireplaces, 3013 square feet

Built 1906        Tour


frank lloyd wright,


Riverside IL   $1,299,000

3BR 3.5BA, 3028 square feet

Built 1909



frank lloyd wright,



Glencoe IL   $550,000

3BR 1.5BA, Fireplace, 1719 square feet (As is, fixer upper)
Built 1915




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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

Lizette:  Sounds interesting. You aren't the first one to mention to me that he had an unusual life.

Patrick:  I was also very surprised as I kept stumbling upon these homes looking for something else entirely.  Thought I would put a compilation together as a post.  It's amazing architecture readily available in our area that should be showed off!

Michele:  I love the stained glass windows that match the furniture & rugs in these places too.

Jun 03, 2011 10:54 AM #28
Robert and Lisa Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Lyn - Wow that's preety cool. Bob's grandfather was a builder here in NJ many years back and he had built a home in Hillsdale that was kind of a FLW tribute house. I wish I had a picture of it to share with you all. I'll have to go get one as it still stands today and looks very similar in style to these but of course without the flair of FLW.

Jun 03, 2011 11:20 AM #29
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I'm a fan of FLW's architectural style, and there's much of it here in Arizona.  I wonder what's on the market here that he designed?

Mike in Tucson

Jun 03, 2011 12:13 PM #30
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Very interesting situation for you.  I've seen one of  his homes in Manchester, NH.  It's unusual but I did like it.

Good luck with these, it won't appeal to everyone that's for sure.


Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Jun 03, 2011 12:49 PM #31
Cory Barbee
San Diego, CA
Broker (760) 563-4022

It is amazing to see how his style is standing the test of time...he was a big influence at Arizona State U.

Jun 03, 2011 01:19 PM #32
Allan Sanchez
Roseville CA & Rocklin CA Short Sale Agent - Roseville, CA
Rocklin & Roseville, Short Sale Agent

What a treat!  Thanks Lyn.

I'm a total FLW fan.  I saw his home in Scottsdale a few years ago.  Very cool and before his time.

Thank you!

Jun 03, 2011 01:21 PM #33
Adam Mallory
eBroker Real Estate 619-566-ADAM - San Diego, CA
Broker, ABR, e-Pro

Excellent Post!  Lyn, I'm so glad you chose to blog about this.  I never think of FLW's works as being just "available" for someone to buy.

Jun 03, 2011 01:23 PM #34
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

Mike:  There would have to be some association/foundation there that would know. That's how the one operates here mainly out of Oak Park.  They know across the planet which ones are FLW or one of his affiliates.

Allan:  I agree.

Lisa & Bob:  That is so great. I was surprised to see that there are plans for most of his designs right on the internet.  There are also some that are not officially FLW's but a tribute shall we say that are just fabulous also.  I was going to do a followup post on those.  Some are knock your socks off great.

Cory:  Classic influences in buildings, churchs, etc. also.  He did more of those than homes.

Patricia:  For those that choose to have 'the originals'. 

Jun 03, 2011 02:24 PM #35
James Loftis
Real Estate 911 Inc - West Palm Beach, FL
Real Estate 911 Inc

There is a Frank Lloyd Wriight home about 4 doors down from my office in West Palm Beach,Florida

about a block from the ocean.

Jun 03, 2011 02:47 PM #36
Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring

Very cool.  I lived in Chicago for a couple of years, and I love his work.  We used to have a lot of meetings in the Robie House.

there are a couple of home here I've worked on that look like his/designed in his style.  They are very cool.

Jun 03, 2011 06:10 PM #37
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

That is great Lynn. Are all of those listings yours? I'd bet there''s a good niche market in FLW homes.

Jun 03, 2011 08:55 PM #38
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% o... - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

A beatuful post, and the homes presented are gorgeous.  I'm a FLW fan . . . we don't have (m)any here.  Rummer and Eichler are the classic modernists in the area.  His birthday is June 8th -- timely post!!

Jun 03, 2011 09:03 PM #39
Charles Hendricks
The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design - Harrisonburg, VA

Some very nice architectural design work, thanks for posting!

Jun 03, 2011 09:23 PM #40
Tammie White
(615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN

Obviously, this homes demand top dollar. Very nice showcase.

Jun 03, 2011 11:46 PM #41
Evan Little
Surterre Properties - Santa Ana, CA
Eco, Live/Work, Sales and Management

Very cool!  I just toured falling water for the 1st time a few months ago>  I think one of the homes in LA is in distress or possibly for sale too.

Jun 04, 2011 01:32 AM #42
Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ


Not familiar with your market, I'm wondering how much (if any) of a "premium" the sellers are asking because it is a FLW house.

Jun 04, 2011 08:09 AM #43
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Dallas, TX
The Little Realtor That Could


His architecture was ahead of his time. I have been in a couple of his houses too. They are pretty amazing!


Jun 04, 2011 02:44 PM #45
Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV

Great blog, I love Frank Lloyd Wright!  Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

Jun 05, 2011 07:41 PM #46
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

Irene:  Not sure as I'm not that familiar with all these different areas but I'm sure there is a historical premium.  'I've got an original', type of thing.

Evan:  Cool place.

James: Didn't know he did things out there in WPB.


Jun 10, 2011 10:35 AM #47
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

With homes like this you have the best job ever, what a perk to have at work :-)

Jan 10, 2012 05:27 AM #48
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