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J Kibben Ingalls Residence

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 September 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The J Kibben Ingalls House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909, the same year he closed down his studio in Oak Park for a brief escape to Europe with his mistress, Mamah Cheney. The Ingalls House is an example of a fully mature Prairie Style house. Earlier photographs show the J Kibben Ingalls House with brown trim and dark brown shingles on the roof. Today, the house has green trim with light grey shingles. It is symmetrical in its massing and displays all of the features of a fully mature Prairie Style house: concrete water table, strong, horizontal lines, screens of art glass windows, low hipped roofs, broad central chimney, and stucco exterior. Cantilevered balconies flank the J Kibben Ingalls House on either side. The horizontally streamlined planters on the lower floor were probably not an original part of Frank Lloyd Wright's design for the house as they are not seen in earlier photographs of the house.

Photo captured August 30, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 72 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Interesting to compare with the Winslow residence shown the other day. Thanks for the info, too.

10 Sep 2014 5:23am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Another nice building. Is interesting to compare with yesterday. Once again good information. Thanks

10 Sep 2014 7:14am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Oh .. I see that I agree with the comment from Ronnie. It's almost identical.

:) or :( ??

10 Sep 2014 7:17am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb sharpness and clarity.:-)

10 Sep 2014 10:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A modern architecture ! Beautiful composition .

10 Sep 2014 11:27am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautifully composed

10 Sep 2014 1:13pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I always enjoy these architecture shots - especially the timeless appeal of Frank Lloyd Wright.

10 Sep 2014 1:13pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful architecture

10 Sep 2014 1:54pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderfully caomposed. Nice framing and the beautiful light.

10 Sep 2014 2:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this beautiful house designed by the famous person. I like the pristine look of the house. Unusual and very attractive.

10 Sep 2014 3:33pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooooow!
very niec shot
with beautiful frame, colors & lighting!
Lovely!!!!

10 Sep 2014 5:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love your foray into architecture in your last few posts!
fran lloyd wrighr's attractive homes and the interiour of this magnificent church .. so different, yet all masterpieces !

10 Sep 2014 5:17pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Splendid photograph of the building so characteristic of the Prairy style. I guess these buildings are closed to the ones at Oak Park.

10 Sep 2014 6:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

His houses are still beautiful today and will be a hundred years from now. A super photo of this beautiful place.

10 Sep 2014 6:51pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great style, even today.

10 Sep 2014 9:10pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Another stately residence with typical details of FLW's architecture ... Great shot and excellent info. !!!

10 Sep 2014 9:31pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

I have always loved your interest in architecture and you always show us some of the
best, with this entry at the tops again on this site. There is great design here, a bit
before its time, which makes it that much more interesting.

11 Sep 2014 12:37am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image. The house is just beautiful. I love the balconies on either side and the windows. I think that the large planters add to the overall beauty of the house. I love the architecture!

11 Sep 2014 12:53am

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

I take it that River Forest is an upscale neighborhood with all of these historical structures.
It must be amazing to own one of these.

11 Sep 2014 2:26am

@Judy aka L@dybug: River Forest is indeed upscale. Property values are quite high. It is nice to own one, but you lose your privacy when so many people are taking photos of your home. Tours come through the area many times a week.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Dans la belle végétation le gazon bien tondu quelle maison superbe architecture.
Amitié

11 Sep 2014 2:37am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice shot of that beautifully designed home.

11 Sep 2014 3:42am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressante

11 Sep 2014 6:37am