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Wright-Designed Home on Market; Wright-Inspired Book on Market too

June 07, 2010

An original Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece in Batavia can be yours for $1,550,000.

Chicago Real Estate

637 N. Batavia, Batavia

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Prairie-style home was built in 1906 by the famed architect and is situated on 2.3 acres at 637 N. Batavia in the western suburb.

The 5100-square-foot home has five bedrooms, three full and three half baths, three Roman brick fireplaces, a media room, a game room, a second-floor laundry room, hardwood floors throughout and a balcony, deck and porch.

Wright named the home “Ravine Place” in honor of the sloping wildflower ravine just south of the house.

The home is listed with Coldwell Banker’s Linda Mahaney.

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A recently published book takes you inside another Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Illinois.

The Gardener’s Cottage in Riverside, Illinois: Living in a “Small Masterpiece” by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, and Frederick Law Olmsted, was written by Cathy Jean Maloney, senior editor at Chicagoland Gardening magazine.

Chicago Real EstateMaloney lived in the book’s title, an 1,100-square-foot house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909 that was part of a larger estate and literally the cottage of the estate’s gardener and his wife.

The author covers the history of Riverside, the 1869 community designed by Olmstead, the Wright-designed cottage, which is a National Historic Landmark, and the surrounding grounds, which were designed by Jensen. She includes blueprints and both historic and current pictures of the home and garden.

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