Emmonds House

The UK’s Daily Mail has an article on Emmonds House, a Wright-designed Queen Anne in La Grange, Illinois that’s for sale at $1.4 million. Lots of pictures, including a handful of later works for comparison (including the Masaro House). The current owners have restored the home close to its original appearance (it formerly sported a very post-war, very unWright, partial brick exterior)

The house is similar to the Thomas Gale house in Oak Park, also built during the “Bootleg” phase of Wright’s career. Thought the article emphasizes the differences between this house and Wright’s later, signature work, these early homes are fascinating in the way that they point to his later philosophies of home design. Even at the age of 24, working surreptitiously and with modest budgets, Wright was working through theories of how Americans should live.