Influential American Architect’s Home For Sale

March 12, 2013

Furbeck House for SaleIf you’re familiar with the history of American architecture, or perhaps just curious about it, you should check out the recently listed home at 223 North Euclid Avenue in Oak Park. This address boasts the spectacular Furbeck house, which was designed by famous architect and interior designer Frank Lloyd Wright.

Wright is well-known in the world of architects for his very influential Prairie style along with his work as a writer, educator and designer. The Furbeck home was designed by Wright and constructed in 1897 for electrical contractor George Furbeck, from whom it retains its name. Its style has been said to bridge the gap between Wright’s earlier work and his Prairie style.

This home features five bedrooms and three baths, and best of all, it retains most of its original appearance. Much of the transitional work by Wright features Queen Anne style elements, with elements of his later style such as rectilinear massing, casement windows and Wright’s hip roof. Currently this home is priced at $949,000.

On November 18, 2002, the Furbeck House was declared a local Oak Park Landmark and it, along with its residential neighborhood, are listed  the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This specific area is frequently referred to as the Frank Lloyd Wright/Prairie School of Architecture Historic District.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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