Almost Famous: Midcentury Modern Home With Frank Lloyd Wright Ties Quickly Finds a Buyer

Almost Famous: Midcentury Modern Home With Frank Lloyd Wright Ties Quickly Finds a Buyer

A placing midcentury modern home in Wayne, IL, that was practically designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is available on the market for $1,250,000.

The residence seems to have discovered a purchaser after only a month, and proceeds from the sale are generously being donated to charity.

“The sellers have owned the property since 1971, however that is the primary time that it has publicly been available on the market,” says itemizing agent Lou Zucaro, of Baird & Warner Barrington.

In 1957, a surgeon named Chester Trowbridge employed Wright to design the 4,153-square-foot house referred to as “Enwilde.”

Zucaro says the proprietor and the famed architect didn’t see eye to eye on the design, so Wright terminated his enterprise relationship with Trowbridge shortly after the beginning of the mission—and after creating preliminary drawings which might be believed to have been included into the plan.

It’s unclear who truly designed the house after Wright stepped away from the mission.

Eating space


Front room


Wright’s affect

The house’s triangular grid, beneficiant overhangs, bluestone flooring, and absence of square-shaped rooms are all in keeping with a Wright-inspired design, Zucaro says.

The property has modified fingers thrice because it was constructed.

In line with Wright’s affect, the 4,153-square-foot home is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass home windows to welcome in a flood of pure gentle. Inside brick partitions, together with the weird incorporation of cypress partitions and ceilings, are discovered all through the house.

There are three fireplaces and radiant-heated flooring for enhanced effectivity.



Eating room


The four-bedroom house’s authentic structure known as for a music room, the place the Trowbridges are stated to have hosted small live shows. Right this moment, the open flooring plan incorporates a lower-ceiling entrance entry, which reveals a lounge and moist bar with dramatically increased ceilings.

A spacious eating room close by features a hearth, whereas the fashionable kitchen boasts wood-slat panels. There may be an extra eating space and sunroom, which might be best for entertaining.

“In 1977, the vendor employed an architect to do an addition, they usually added on to the good room and first suite,” Zucaro says. “There may be additionally a room that’s arrange like a eating room with a copper hood that we expect was once a screened-in porch.”

Bed room




The brand new main suite has three closets and a walk-in bathe and is the one bed room that faces the yard. The close by authentic main bed room comes with a fire.

The house additionally options illuminated built-ins with open cabinets and brick pillars.

The 6.2-acre property comes with a multilevel stone patio, pool, hooked up three-space carport, and barn with an upstairs studio.

Zucaro says the potential purchaser was “particularly on the lookout for one thing architecturally vital.”

Understandably, the itemizing drew curiosity from comparable consumers.

“Most people who seemed on the home have been distinctive, particular, and fashionable properties,” Zucaro says. “A Usonian home like that is arduous to search out, as a result of most have been altered over time. There have been some good updates to this house, however they have been all minimal and respectful to the aesthetic.”

The house is owned by an area psychiatrist who helped to determine the psychiatric care unit at Central DuPage Hospital and is a board member of the Nationwide Affiliation of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Issues. The proceeds from the sale of the house might be donated to ANAD.

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