A pre-WWI Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence has come up for sale in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. And gone again, apparently; the property moved into pending status almost as quickly as it appeared with an asking price of just under a million dollars.
This example of the prominent architect’s work is called the George Millard House. It was built in 1906, and has been extensively renovated with an eye toward preserving the original details of the home.
The Millard House was constructed in the latter part of Wright’s Prairie School period, and sports well-defined Japanese architectural details in its exterior design sensibilities.
Renovations to the interiors begin and end with the kitchen. The job is stellar, from planning to finishing, capturing the period beautifully while suggesting the present isn’t too far away; a series of custom hardwood cabinets is the heart of the revision. Original details abound in the home, though, with narrow-ish plank oak and leaded windows on the list. It’s a Prairie School home, so interior space is luxuriously realized, and evoked beautifully in the broad brick fireplace that is the home’s centerpiece.
The lot is fair-sized for Highland Park, coming in at two-thirds of an acre on the dot. The property lines do not end with water, but Lake Michigan can be spotted in the near distance.