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IT’S NOT ONE OF THE WELL-KNOWN MASTERPIECES, but hey, it’s still Frank Lloyd Wright. The stucco-and-wood Charles R. Perry House in the Ravine Bluffs section of Glencoe, Illinois, about 15 miles north of Chicago, dates from 1915, relatively early in Wright’s long career.

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It foreshadows his interest in Japanese design, with its pagoda-like entrance-way, and has the wood-trimmed interiors of Prairie Style as well (note the high coved ceilings).

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FLW lived in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago, and there are quite a few FLW houses in the area. When they come on the market, it’s usually for well over a million dollars.

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This one is listed at $550,000 (down from $699,000 in May). Built in 1915, the 3BR, 1-1/2 bath house is structurally sound, but needs exterior work and updated kitchen and baths.

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For more information, or to tour the property, contact Joe Kunkel, a real estate agent who specializes in mid-century modern architecture, 312/371-0986.
Photos: Larry Malvin

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