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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 4 October 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, 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 newly wed 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.

Photo captured August 24, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 35 mm

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good black and white Steve, it looks far more modern than 1902 that's fir sure. Love the detail in yesterday's church too.

4 Oct 2012 6:12am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Gorgeous image of this wonderful house. The black and white that you have used is excellent. The detail is awesome. Thanks for this view of this so beautiful neighborhood.

4 Oct 2012 6:49am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely details in this b&w shot.. well done

4 Oct 2012 8:12am

franz from Baden, Austria

a very handsome building still ! architecture like this will weather the ages, i think, unlike some other "modern" styles that look old after only 10, 15 years ...

4 Oct 2012 8:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, I can understand FLR liking the look of this place . . he went on to create some wonderful stuff that had the same integrated feeling about it.

4 Oct 2012 9:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent view from the street and a home with timeless beauty.

4 Oct 2012 9:37am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A very beautiful photo !

4 Oct 2012 9:49am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An exceptional black and white shot of the iconic building.

4 Oct 2012 10:39am

Antoine from France

Superb monochrom and nice home. Excellent work Steven. Bon après-midi. Amcialement Antoine.

4 Oct 2012 11:44am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Nice b&w of this lovely building, very charming.

4 Oct 2012 2:39pm

l'Angevine from France

avec les textures du toit et de la façade puis de la pierre du muret,ça nous donne un intéressant graphisme

4 Oct 2012 2:59pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

well seen and composed
have a nice day

4 Oct 2012 4:43pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, $5,000 was a fair 'piece of change' in 1889. He must have been recognized as an amazing young man, at 22, to have such a loan from his employer. I like your presentation!

4 Oct 2012 5:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I thought this looked familiar. My hubby is a fan of FLW and has books which show photos of his places. I like the treatment of this image. It captures the details so well.

4 Oct 2012 7:51pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful frame and super monochrome . Love this house too ;)

4 Oct 2012 9:15pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the great masters of modern architecture, I really admire his work, it is really magnificent ... Outstanding monochrome shot of this wonderful house !!! The contrasts and light are fabulous

4 Oct 2012 10:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful b&w. I like the architecture. Amazing that he built the house at such a young age.

4 Oct 2012 10:36pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Magnificent home photograhed with your usual perfection, he had a big life and
even bigger life after his death. The dappled sunlight carresses the home.
Beautiful !~

4 Oct 2012 10:39pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

His work is fabulous... you can see he liked a good show of windows. This home looks like something that would fit in with todays designs, beautiful!

4 Oct 2012 11:53pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Charming and cozy home; beautiful in the shade of the mature trees ~ great photo!

4 Oct 2012 11:57pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice shot. It looks like a very comfortable home.

5 Oct 2012 4:14am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Lovely house you captured in b&w. t
The beautiful tree makes your shot more charming.

5 Oct 2012 4:16am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

B&W is the perfect choice for his work. Well done.

6 Oct 2012 1:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful house and image. My wife and I toured Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ. It's a cool place.

9 Oct 2012 12:15am