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Arthur Heurtley Residence

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 June 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Arthur B. Heurtley Residence is located in Oak Park, Illinois. The residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed in 1902. The Heurtley Residence is considered one of the earliest examples of a Frank Lloyd Wright house in full Prairie style. The house was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places when it was designated a National Historic Landmark on February 16, 2000.

While the Heurtleys owned the residence, it underwent three major changes. They added screens to the windows on the elevated porch as well as a breakfast room on the main floor. The third of the Heurtley's changes converted the "wood room," as it was known on Wright's original drawing into a pantry or food storage area. It is thought that the breakfast room addition and wood room conversion were done through Frank Lloyd Wright's office but the dates remain unconfirmed.

In 1920 the house was purchased by Frank Lloyd Wright's sister, Jane Porter, and her husband, Andrew. They converted the home into a duplex in the 1930's and each floor was separated into apartments. The Porters stayed in the Heurtley House for 26 years. After the Porters left the house, two other owners altered the home further. The kitchens and bathrooms were modernized, the front loggia enclosed and a black iron gate was added to the home's entryway. A master bathroom was added in the last fifteen feet of the main floor veranda and the living room inglenook and dining room breakfront were removed. A second chimney and a furnace were also added. Between 1997 and 2002, the owners of the house spent $1.2 million on a complete restoration of the residence.

Photo captured May 13, 2017.

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

Interesting documentary pic. Beautiful residence.

7 Jun 2017 5:36am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise!

7 Jun 2017 9:00am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Very interesting architecture.

7 Jun 2017 9:11am

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

A fine image and info. Thanks

7 Jun 2017 9:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well it paid off. Looks as though it could have been built yesterday. Nice framing

7 Jun 2017 9:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice

7 Jun 2017 10:47am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition .

7 Jun 2017 10:53am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This house is in superb condition, and wonderful to see. Excellent image.

7 Jun 2017 11:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A masterpiece preserved. It's good to see such care is being taken of theses Frank Lloyd Wright houses.

7 Jun 2017 1:17pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is amazing. I love the lines of this house. Presented beautifully

7 Jun 2017 1:20pm

willy from Belgium

un beau cliché avec des informations intéressantes Steven


7 Jun 2017 2:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this impressive house. The history of it is very interesitng.

7 Jun 2017 3:04pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A fine shot of this beautiful residence and interesting information. Excellent. I like this. :)

7 Jun 2017 3:06pm

Joëlle from France

Jolie prise avec les précisions qui vont bien merci à toi

7 Jun 2017 4:41pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle bâtisse dans cette végétaiton sueprbe vue.

7 Jun 2017 6:54pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Ecellent! A fine picture here!
hanks for explanations too!

7 Jun 2017 7:06pm

Yvon from Belgium

Not enough windows for me.
A great shoot.
Have a nice week, Steven.

7 Jun 2017 7:10pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & colors!

7 Jun 2017 8:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Even with the renovations, this is a gorgeous house. I love the architecture. An interesting history.

8 Jun 2017 1:40am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I would love to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Very nice.

8 Jun 2017 2:48am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a really interesting looking building. I like the horizontal lines.

8 Jun 2017 3:57am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is very handsome

8 Jun 2017 5:58am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


8 Jun 2017 8:20am

Remus from Portugal

Another elegant house.
It's very handsome. It should be mine.

9 Jun 2017 6:43pm