When Wright was still working for someone else -- Chicago architect Louis Sullivan -- he set up shop in a building he designed himself. From 1889 to 1909, Wright and his family -- wife Catherine and six of his seven children -- lived here. The building was also expanded to include his expansive professional studio. Known as the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, this beautiful building is at the heart of a neighborhood full of Wright masterpieces (see gallery here).
The property became Wright's architectural laboratory, as he tried out many of the ideas he became famous for -- open spaces, built-in furniture, windows that made it possible to see the greenery outside, and much more -- here before he implemented them in commissioned buildings.
This is Wright's children's playroom, a soaring space that they sometimes conducted plays in, and which would be the envy of kids everywhere.
CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman visited the historical treasure as part of Road Trip 2013.
July 2, 2013 7:38 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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