Reporting Lisa Fielding
RIVERSIDE, Ill. (AP) – A Frank Lloyd Wright home in suburban Chicago is on the market for nearly $2.9 million.
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The famous architect thought of the Avery Coonley home in Riverside as his “most successful.” He designed it in 1908 for Coonley, an industrialist and leader in the Christian Science Church. The Prairie Style residence on the Des Plaines River was completed around 1910.
In 1950, the house was split into two residences. The side that’s for sale has been restored. It’s about 6,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and five baths. The grounds have been restored to landscape architect Jen Jensen’s initial design.
The home features a 50-foot mural in the living room that was re-created from a small section of the original. Click here for more information and pictures of the house.
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