Frank Lloyd Wright designed numerous homes in and around Chicago, yet the S.A. Foster House and Stable stands out for many reasons. The Japanese-inspired home was built in 1900 at the tail-end of the master architect's experimental phase. With its flared dormers and pagoda-like details, the facade hides a relatively modest interior—much of which needs updating. Luckily, its current price of $175,000 makes it one of the cheapest Wright-designed homes for sale in America today.
A departure from his better-known prairie designs, Wright's love of Japanese art and architecture likely inspired the structure's flare. An original entrance gate and pergola separating the property to the street was also built in the Japanese-pagoda style. The city of Chicago declared the home a historical landmark in 1996, meaning any new buyers would be required to preserve the structure. Fortunately, many original details are still intact and provide a canvas for restoration efforts.
Offering 2,400 square feet spread out across four levels, the spacious home certainly has potential. The five-bedroom residence also comes with spacious lot—at least by city standards—as well as the original Wright-designed stable out back. First put on the market in 2018, the property has been listed and re-listed several times since, escaping a buyer each time. Keep scrolling to see more of this Chicago landmark and piece of Frank Lloyd Wright history.
The S.A. Foster House and Stable, located at 12147 S Harvard Ave in Chicago, IL, is currently listed for $175,000 by Armond Boulware of Coldwell Banker.
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