Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Dwelling Quietly Hits the Market Near Chicago
A lesser-known work of Frank Lloyd Wright has just hit the market. The legendary architect’s only design in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, Carr House was also realized rather late in his life. Built in 1950, just nine years before Wright’s death, the home sits on the quiet cul-de-sac of Portage Run. With a price tag of just $1.695 million and only two owners in its history, Carr House offers the rare opportunity to live within a piece of art without breaking the bank.
Carr House sits on approximately three acres of land, and the Usonian structure makes a mission out of blurring the lines between itself and its surroundings. The 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom spread succeeds in its embrace of warm, natural materials. Honduran wood creates rich texture throughout, while large windows look out on the lawn and pool outside.
Many of Wright’s signature touches also make an appearance, including the original windows. Both pierced block windows and mitered glass angled windows provide a visual variety without interrupting the flow of natural light. Designed to entertain, the home’s floor plan also staggers living spaces at varying levels—a grand living room sinks into a cozier den, with an adjacent den offering more privacy.
For house hunters looking near the Windy City, this listing is like a holiday present come early. Erica Goldman and Christopher Stephens of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing, which Realtor.com first reported is for sale.