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Moore-Dugal Residence

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 September 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Nathan G. Moore House, also known as the Moore-Dugal Residence, is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was built one block south of Wright's home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois. It was originally completed in 1895 in the Tudor Revival style at the request of client Nathan Moore. Wright obliged his client's wishes, but long after disliked the house for its adherence to historical styles.

A 1922 fire gave Wright the opportunity to redesign the house. The structure was completely rebuilt above the first floor in a manner in keeping with Wright's other works of the late 1910's and early 1920's. While the new design stayed evocative of Tudor architecture, the house was heavily ornamented by details of Sullivanesque, Mayan, and other exotic origins. Wright’s second scheme remains largely intact today and the house continues to be a private residence despite a brief period as a tour home.

A plaque erected along the village sidewalk reads:

"Completed in 1895, this is Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission in Oak Park after Wright left the offices of Adler and Sullivan in 1893.
On December 23, 1922, a spectacular fire destroyed the third and fourth floors of the home. Wright immediately returned to Oak Park in 1923 to redesign and rebuild the home for a second time."

Photo captured August 30, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

It looks like a church. Incredible building.:-)

19 Sep 2014 7:34am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice angle well done

19 Sep 2014 7:38am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition !

19 Sep 2014 8:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I am now exceedingly envious of this location - what a joy it is !

19 Sep 2014 8:41am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What a handsome house. Your processing is perfect.

19 Sep 2014 11:07am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

un angle superbe pour cette magnifique demeure.
Merveilleux endroit.)

19 Sep 2014 12:16pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this spectacular home. I like how unique the style seems. Nice shot.

19 Sep 2014 2:44pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a beautiful home.

19 Sep 2014 2:45pm

franz from Baden, Austria

an impressive mix of eclectic elements, of which a satisfying whole emerges!
once again, i like how you used nature as a frame !

19 Sep 2014 4:33pm

LauraS from Chico, United States


19 Sep 2014 5:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle résidence avec la belle végétation superbe compo.

19 Sep 2014 5:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting description and wonderful image! Best, Adela

19 Sep 2014 5:54pm

fereshteh from Iran

Excellent composition !

19 Sep 2014 6:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's hard to believe it didn't always look this way. It's perfect! Your photo definitely does it justice.

19 Sep 2014 6:15pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Another lovely home. Great series.

19 Sep 2014 6:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I enjoy that you give us the information on each of these beautiful homes.

19 Sep 2014 6:39pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

what a nice :)
so great pov

19 Sep 2014 7:56pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors, lighting, shadows & textures!
L O V E L Y !!!!

19 Sep 2014 8:22pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Beautiful building nicely shot. Well framed with the tree leaves.

19 Sep 2014 8:27pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

This home is just stately ... Superb image beautifully framed !!!

19 Sep 2014 9:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a fabulous house! I love the architecture! It is just beautiful! I think this is my favorite so far!

20 Sep 2014 12:56am

L'angevine from Angers, France


20 Sep 2014 7:09am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful building. Nicely framed and lovely details. Excellent. :)

20 Sep 2014 9:17am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

An unusual architecture, great find!

20 Sep 2014 10:04am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful series. Lovely home is nicely captured in beautiful colors and nice POV.

20 Sep 2014 12:37pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Now that is an interesting and unusual construction.

22 Sep 2014 3:54am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The framing with the branches of this landmark building is wonderful.

22 Sep 2014 7:09pm

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

This must have tested FLW's inner strengths!

24 Sep 2014 2:31pm