Historic Illinois home has been remodeled twice, once by Frank Lloyd Wright

On the market for $1,495,000, it is known as the HP Young House and was built in 1869. Wright was hired in 1895 to update the Queen Anne Transitional and Prairie Style house.

The listing doesn’t specify what type of work the legendary architect did, but his stamp is easy to see in the listing photos.

Set on a quarter acre, the six-bedroom home spans 4,725 square feet and offers “outstanding curb appeal.”

Key architectural features that catch the eye from the sidewalk include the porte-cochere, circular verandah, and wide porch.

The historic home last sold in 2010 for $1.05 million, and another round of renovations in 2012 brought it into the 21st century. The work was done by John Thorpe-an architect who also worked on the restoration of Wright’s home and studio.

Additions include a new kitchen with high-end appliances, a mudroom, as well as an expanded family room with surround sound, hardwood floors, automatic blinds and new windows. A new basement entrance was also added and cedar siding was installed at the back of the house.

Vintage highlights include a Roman brick fireplace, stained glass and leaded glass windows, oak strip ceilings and a wide main staircase.

Main staircase in house in Oak Park, IL

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The living room

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Food

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Changing room

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Solarium

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Last stage

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One of the bedrooms

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One of the bathrooms

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Another bathroom

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Custom garage and oven

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Working from home is a breeze, thanks to the bright office on the second floor. Serious artisans will appreciate the top floor sewing studio, which could also be used as an art studio, thanks to its beautiful light. A theater hall is right next door.

Alternatively, as the listing suggests, it could serve as accommodation for a nanny or be used as another home office. A woodworking shop in the basement is another perk of this home – will a Wright enthusiast be drawn in? A two-car garage with additional storage space is another plus.

In keeping with Wright’s designs, the home’s indoor-outdoor living angles include a reconstructed screened porch at the back of the house that opens to the courtyard where a bluestone patio, grilling area, sun beds garden and a personalized oven for baking bread and pizza await you.

Anne Ferry of Baird & Warner Oak Park/River Forest is taking care of registration.

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