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Want to Save a Prairie Home with Ties to Frank Lloyd Wright?

The owner says he’ll give it six weeks or so to sell before tearing it down to build a new home.


A prairie-style cottage in Wilmette has gotten a stay of execution.

The owner, a homebuilder who had planned to demolish the 1928 home, has listed it for sale for $700,000, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. He did so after hearing from preservationists who argued for it to remain intact because it was designed by John Van Bergen, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright.

The homebuilder says he’ll give it six weeks or so to sell, Crain’s reports.

The 1,500-square-foot home on Isabella Street has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It’s listed for $700,000.

You can read the full Crain’s story here.

And you can see the home’s listing here.

david June 12, 2014 at 07:13 AM
This house just traded hands last year, it must be in bad shape for them to want to tear it down.


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