Designed and built between 1896 and ’97, the Isidore H. Heller House in Chicago’s Hyde Park mixes a classical, brick and limestone exterior with an Arts and Crafts interior. The experimental design also represents a pivotal time during Frank Lloyd Wright’s career and his transition toward the now-famous Prairie style.
Around the same time Wright was designing the Heller House, he joined fellow architects Myron Hunt, Dwight H. Perkins, and others at a new office inside Chicago’s now-demolished Steinway Hall. It was during his time here—lasting until approximately 1908—that Wright and the others discussed and defined what is today known as the Prairie School style of architecture, characterized by strong horizontal lines and a connection to the landscape. More local architects eventually began to gather in the space as well, devising ways to support and promote each other’s work. Wright referred to the group as The Eighteen.
The Heller House has been owned by numerous residents since its construction, each completing renovations or alterations of some form. Offering 6,100 square feet of interior space over four levels, the large rectangular residence mostly conforms to its 75-by-175-foot lot. The ground level contains the living room at the front, with the dining room and kitchen at the rear of the home. In total, the home contains seven bedrooms, two of which are part of a self-contained apartment on the top level. A newly reconditioned, vintage elevator connects all of the floors. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for $2,200,000.
The Heller House, located at 5132 S Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, is currently listed for $2,200,000 by Diane Silverman of @properties.
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