Frank Lloyd Wright’s $10,000 Home: History, Design, and Restoration of the Bach House

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When Emil and Anna Bach approached Frank Lloyd Wright to design and build their Chicago home in 1915, he quoted a cost of $10,000, or $250,000 in modern purchasing power. Wright is known for his grand, international designs like the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the Guggenheim in New York. But he also designed beautiful and carefully practical small family homes like the Bach’s "little dream house." Frank Lloyd Wright's $10,000 Home is a design-focused portrait of that iconic building, featuring rare building illustrations, beautiful maps, intimate family stories, and extensive photographs that offer a distinctive look at the house's history, the families that lived there, and the thoughtful process of its protection and restoration.

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