For design lovers, owning a home created by a famous architect is the pinnacle of pursuing that passion. And there's arguably no more prominent architect than Frank Lloyd Wright. So, when one of his properties hits the market, there's always a lot of buzz. That's what's happening in Highland Park, Illinois, where Lloyd Wright's Millard House just hit the market for $950,000.
The incredible property was designed in 1906 for George Madison Millard and his wife Alice in the architect's Prairie Schoolhouse style. The layout is in the shape of a cross and features the stunning millwork the architect became known for. All the fixtures, hardware, and fireplaces are original, and the art glass windows make this home a true gem.
But the owners completely renovated the space to ensure the materials and finishes were comparable to modern design demands. For example, the gourmet kitchen retains every bit of the Lloyd Wright charm but is outfitted with sub-Zero appliances. Radiant heat was added throughout the home as well as highly efficient air conditioning.
There's a great flow to the 3,000-square-foot home as the kitchen opens to the dining room, and the massive great room opens to a covered porch. There's also an office with access to the rear deck and yard. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with the master featuring a fireplace, dressing room, spa-like bath, and a private balcony. The lower level boasts an additional bedroom with a full bath as well as a gym and playroom.
Of course, Lloyd Wright incorporated nature into his designs as well. So, it's no surprise this home is perched perfectly on 2/3 of an acre just a half block from Lake Michigan in one of the area's premier locations. You can be surrounded by nature yet walk to town. No wonder the listing describes the property as "truly remarkable" and "a wow house." Wright himself even included drawings of the Millard house in his Wasmuth Portfolio, proving he too was proud of the design.