We have a winner from last week's posts of the Sanfilippo Collection - Lysette wins a book choice from my convention stash.
Following the tour of the Sanfilippo Estate, we lunched at a nearby bistro. One section of the dining room was built into a vintage railroad car, paying homage to Chicago's history. With our tummy's full of delicious food, we drove to Oak Park, a Chicago suburb famous for its houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Mahalo to Kate for organizing a knowledgeable guide for our walking tour.
|Wright's house and studio on Chicago Avenue|
|Here are decorative elements to Wright's house ....|
|... he must have liked pelicans!|
|At the corner, we turned onto Forest for a|
series of houses built (or modified) by Wright.
|I can only imagine what these house would sell today ...|
|... with their association to Wright!|
|This was originally built in 1895 by Wright in |
Tudor Revival for the Moore Family.
|After a 1922 fire, Wright rebuilt in the Tudor style, |
adding "Sullivanesque, Mayan, and exotic" elements.
|Theses windows are just gorgeous!|
|A challenging intersection!|
|I don't care for this design, but Wright |
does have distinctive flare.
|I don't know if this house was built by Wright, |
but it adds charm to the historic street.
|The guide referred to this house as "Italianate".|
|Wright built this house with a wing in the |
direction of the street...
|... to block the view of the "row" houses.|
Kim in Hawaii
|This house sits across the street from |
Wright's studio. It is Americana!