Friday, July 15, 2016
Wright in Chicago: The Robie House
More Chicago Frank Lloyd Wright as we slide into the weekend. Completed in 1910, the Frederick C. Robie home was probably Wright's very favorite Prairie house that he designed. My tour began in the garage area; I kept thinking...get me in here!
Finally we traveled up and around the house, which is still in the middle of a much-needed restoration.
While the interiors are not as slick and revitalized as Wright's home and studio, you can still see the amazing bones of Wright's horizontal design.
The chairs that are currently there give a taste of what a Wright-designed dining area might look like.
How about that shower?
I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the Robie House. I learned that the owner was only able to live there for a year before financial hardship forced him and his family to move. I can only imagine how heartbreaking that must have been.
Wright can also be found in downtown Chicago. The Rookery, an 1888 Chicago skyscraper was designed by the architectural firm of Burnham and Root. In 1905, seeking to modernize the interior public spaces of The Rookery, Edward C. Waller, the building’s manager, hired Wright.
Jaw drops and hits the floor.
The Rookery is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright trust.
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