The first home Frank Lloyd Wright designed on his own is now selling in River Forest for the first time since 1955. Listed at $2.4 million, the William Winslow home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is being represented by Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.
Originally built in 1893, the home still retains many of its original features, such as the hard-carved front door, columns and archways and the quarter-sawn white oak floors. Bronze sconces and other ironwork details that were contributions from the original owner, William H. Winslow, are also still present.
Renovations to the home made in the past 100 years include a remodeled kitchen, the addition of a powder room to the main level and the enclosure of the back porch.
Inside, the home is a spacious 5,036 square feet with generously-sized rooms, including four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a library, fireside family room,a living room with a polygonal bay window with built-in seating and a dining room with a solarium and art-glass windows.
Features that depict Wright’s signature Prairie style include wide eaves, a hipped roof and orange Roman brick. There is also a large stable behind the home that has been modified to accommodate cars and to create a guest living space with one bedroom and one-and-a-half bathrooms.
Overall, the home has spaces ideal for entertaining, such as the back porch, as well as many private retreats in the various nooks and crannies.
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