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Harry Adams Residence

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 September 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Harry Adams residence was the last house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, completed in 1913. It is a pristine example of a fully mature Prairie Style house to cap Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park period. Originally, when the Adams' contacted Frank Lloyd Wright to build them a home, the design he came up with was far out of their budget. They subsequently contacted a different architect to build them a Wright-like home -this too was still out of their budget. They went back to Wright who reluctantly agreed to scale down the home to fit within their budget. The Harry Adams House has a very low hipped, almost flat roof; a broad central chimney; it rests on a concrete stylobate; and it maintains a long, flat, horizontal appearance. One of the scale backs of the Harry Adams House included using only art glass windows on the top floor. Additionally, the Harry Adams House is the only Frank Lloyd Wright House in Oak Park that has a carport.

Photo captured August 30, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/13.0 ISO 200 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb light.:-)

25 Sep 2014 8:41am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


25 Sep 2014 1:41pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Fantastic presentation of the old home. Love the series.

25 Sep 2014 2:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful house in a fine setting. I liked knowing it was FLW last house.

25 Sep 2014 2:38pm

franz from Baden, Austria

thanks to your documentation, it's possible to see the likeness but also the distinguishing features of wright's buildings! oak park must be a heaven for aficionados of the man !!!

25 Sep 2014 3:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great looking "budget" house that's still beautiful today. An excellent capture. At the risk of repeating myself, this is a wonderful series.

25 Sep 2014 5:14pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The appearance of the house surrounded by the trees is splendid. Great image.

25 Sep 2014 5:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the dappled light giving a very inviting atmosphere

25 Sep 2014 6:02pm

Patrick M. from France, France

A residence in a beautiful park !!

25 Sep 2014 7:20pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition and sera colors and light .

25 Sep 2014 7:52pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

So nice. Reminds me a lot of the neighborhood, with trees, bricks, that I grew up in in the 1950's in Arlington Heights, near Chicago.

25 Sep 2014 9:27pm

@LauraS: While it has grown by leaps and bounds, Arlington Heights still remains a beautiful place.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning composition! thanks to your documentation Steven!

25 Sep 2014 9:51pm

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

This is beautiful, Steven ... the trees loving envelope the house. Your HDR treatment is superb!

25 Sep 2014 10:18pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful framing. Beautiful residence.

25 Sep 2014 10:45pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice architectural shot. The dappled sunlight is particularly attractive.

26 Sep 2014 1:29am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors, lighting & shadows!

26 Sep 2014 1:42am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like the way the light and shadow compete for space on the building. Nice shot.

26 Sep 2014 2:12am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

His work had really stood the test of time.

26 Sep 2014 2:17am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sacrée belle résidence ocre dans la végétation verte

26 Sep 2014 3:11am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


26 Sep 2014 7:49am

Malaura from France

J'aime beaucoup ce cadre de verdure où se niche cette magnifique demeure. Une très belle scène ! Amicalement..

26 Sep 2014 2:17pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Thanks for comment above, Steven. I have NOT been back to Arlington Heights since 1960. We lived there from 1952-1956. Then we moved to CA. I remember when at the end of our block was a cornfield, and a grove of trees across from the field of corn. It was like the country to me. We lived at 1008 North Dunton Street. I still remember learning that address.

26 Sep 2014 10:21pm

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

Your exposure and processing really enhances the natural beauty in this series.

29 Sep 2014 10:56am