Record-Breaking Year for Wright House Sales

With 15 properties changing hands this year, 2019 was a particularly busy year for Wright-designed houses. The last several years have typically seen seven or eight sales per year. This year’s group was large enough to include a house from each decade of Wright’s independent career, as well as from each of the major periods of that career. It was also a geographically diverse collection, including houses in the Northeast,…

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We’re Hiring!

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy seeks an experienced Events and Communications Manager to join our Chicago office full time. The Events and Communications Manager directs and coordinates the planning, preparation and implementation of the annual conference, special events, tours, travel programs and other fundraising and donor recognition events throughout the year. Oversees the annual communications plan and budget in consultation with executive director and board. Oversees the creation, editing and…

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Register Now for Dinner at Auldbrass

Photo by Anthony Peres

A visit to Auldbrass Plantation, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, provides a singular, once-in-a-lifetime Wright experience. Nearly destroyed by neglect, the multi-building estate has been beautifully restored by its owner, movie producer Joel Silver, setting a gold standard for historic preservation. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is the only organization granted access to this private house for an in-depth tour of the estate and intimate dinner party…

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Millard House in Illinois Donated to Charity

In late 2015, Highland Park, Illinois, resident Gale Rothner drove down Lake Avenue and saw something that concerned her—a notice for an application to demolish the George and Alice Millard House, designed in 1906 by Frank Lloyd Wright. The prior owners had marketed the house for sale for more than three years, but were unable to sell it. Potential buyers gave feedback that the house needed a lot of work…

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Private Purchases Bring New Homeowners to Stephen Hunt and Richardson Homes

By Marsha Shyer, Owner, Brandes House

Sometimes there is only one house in the entire world that is the right house for a person. Almost like the right partner, one can search obsessively, flirt with others, almost give up, vow it is over, and then, at the brink of disappointment, the “right one” comes along. Talk to Todd Levin and you will feel like you are hearing this genre of romantic story—a story that does not…

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