Last summer I visited Chi-town for the first time. During my stay there, I was fortunate enough to visit the home and studio of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. His home and studio is located in the Oak Park area and is now a National Historic Landmark.
Let me tell you, I was so excited for this part of our trip. I love to see how people live and use the spaces in their home, so to be able to sneak a peak at how Wright lived and worked was so amazing! Though he is most known for developing the 'Prairie Style'of architecture, Wright also designed stained glass windows, ceramics, textiles and furniture. Below are a few shots I took during the tour:
Much different than today's open concept living areas, Wright created dividers in different rooms. He loved the Japanese style of architecture and that is definitely evident in his designs. Also alot of tufting going on which I love...
There was alot of wood all over the house, oak built-ins and oak furniture designed by Wright. Notice the high-back chairs at his dining table? Our tour guide mentioned that he liked to create intimate enclosures or a room within a room.
This is where all the magic happened I guess?. I mean the below photo and not the above! I have no words to describe his office. He had several drafting tables and check out the ceiling below...
Have you ever been to any of Wright's homes? I'd also love to check out Fallingwater in Pennsylvania. That's definitely on my bucket list. Who's in?
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!