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.
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).
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.
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.
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