Tickets are now available for the internationally acclaimed Wright Plus 2012 “housewalk,” showcasing rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries in historic Oak Park, Illinois.
Wright Plus, hosted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, features magnificent private residences from Oak Park—the community with the most Wright-designed structures. Guests will enjoy interpretations based on in-depth research of the homes’ history and architecture, including discussions of the original occupants’ lifestyles. This housewalk, which attracts visitors from around the world, offers intimate looks at a collection of beautiful homes lining the historic streets of Oak Park. Tickets are available at GoWright.org and by calling 877.848.3559. Tickets are $85 for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust members and $100 for non-members.
The Wright Plus housewalk features nine private homes, three designed by Wright, and three public buildings designed by Wright. The William G. Fricke House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1901) is an early, rare three-story Prairie example with remarkable art glass and the Oscar B. Balch House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1911) is a notable transitional example with a unique overlook and thoughtful restorations. The William E. Martin House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1903) is a stunning, family-friendly Prairie home featuring original murals and a lovely water garden. The three public buildings designed by Wright-Unity Temple, Robie House and Wright’s Home and Studio-are National Historic Landmarks.
The George Sharp House (Architect Unknown, 1873) is one of Oak Park’s oldest residences showcasing stunning original woodwork. The John T. Price House (E.E. Roberts, 1904) is a spectacular updated Queen Anne with an exceptional addition. Vernon Skiff House (Nimmons & Fellows, 1909) is a restrained elegance in an eclectic design suggesting the Prairie School, and the Charles Schwerin House (E. E. Roberts, 1908) is a beautifully restored classic design highlighting gorgeous craftsmanship and art glass.
Two John Van Bergen designs, the Philip Griess House (1913) and Robert Erskine House (1911) are variations of Wright’s famous fireproof Prairie style.
Wright Plus Housewalk tickets are $85 for members; $100 for non-members.
Tickets for the housewalk and the Ultimate Plus Weekend are available at www.GoWright.org.