Famous Homes on the Market
Ever since the Georgian mansion from Home Alone went on the market in May, we've wondered about the other iconic houses for sale. We’ve gathered a short list of notable nests with a modern feel, from a classic Frank Lloyd Wright in Houston to Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house. Whether you’re on a house hunt or just want to window shop, take a peek at these masterpieces.
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- Unrealized projects and incredible sketches from the master architect.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust presents Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago—a new bus tour featuring exterior interpretations and interior tours of the world-renowned architect’s most famous Chicago designs. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago begins Saturday, October 29 and will operate every Saturday through November 19. The three hour tour begins at 9 a.m. and starts and ends at the historic JW Marriott (151 West Adams St., Chicago). Led by architectural historian Jean L. Guarino, the bus tour includes nearly two decades of Wright’s work in downtown Chicago, Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and Oak Park, IL.
The JW Marriott is offering a special Frank Lloyd Wright package with discounted room rates, the bus tour, complimentary cocktails for two and discounts at Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust museum shops. Tickets are $50 for Preservation Trust members and $55 for non-members.
Fifty years after the realization of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned design, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum brings together sixty-four projects designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, including privately commissioned residences, civic and government buildings, religious and performance spaces, as well as unrealized urban mega-structures. Presented on the spiral ramps of Wright’s museum through a range of mediums—including more than 200 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings, many of which are on view to the public for the first time, as well as newly commissioned models and digital animations—Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward illuminates Wright’s pioneering concepts of space and reveals the architect’s continuing relevance to contemporary design.
- Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.
- In February 2014, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, an exhibition that explores Wright’s exploration of the new American city in the 1920s and 30s.
The MAK Center will present its Architecture Tour 2009 by featuring seven mid-century residences dating from 1926 through 1964.
The list of houses on the tour include:
How House, R.M. Schindler, 1926
McAlmon House, R.M. Schindler, 1935
Avenel Homes Cooperative, Gregory Ain, 1946-48
Schrage House, Raphael Soriano, 1951
Alexander House, Harwell Harris, 1940-41
Hansen House, Harwell Harris, 1950-51
Moore House, Craig Ellwood, 1964
The tour is designed to be "self-drive," but shuttle bus and lunch options are available for an additional fee.
Shuttle Bus - $60 in addition to ticket price
Lunch - $18.50 in addition to ticket and/or shuttle bus price
- From this week’s Internet adventures: gas stations, the Kentucky Derby, and renovating Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House.
Architectural historians and practitioners discuss the contemporary relevance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “The New World” essay published in the Architectural Record in 1927.