Both of Frank Lloyd Wright's Booth Houses Are For Sale

Both of Frank Lloyd Wright's Booth Houses Are For Sale

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Tara Bellucci
Oct 17, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright fans will probably have heard of the Sherman Booth House, designed and built for Wright's lawyer in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. What you might not know is that the famed architect built Booth another house to live in while the main one was being constructed, and now they are both for sale.

The main Booth House, as seen in the gallery above, hit the market in 2016 and is still available. The property, a five bedroom, four and a half bath house, is the largest of the Prairie style homes in the Ravine Bluffs subdivision (the stable and gardener's cottage were incorporated into the main house, according to the listing). The three story place also features an outdoor fireplace and a rooftop deck.

Originally built in 1916, the home is available for the first time in 50 years, and it's only changed ownership two times in its history. It came on the market in June of last year for $1.9 million, but is currently listed for $1.65 million.

The other Booth house, known as the Summer Cottage, predates the larger house by three years. It was originally on the Ravine Bluffs property, but was moved to its current location, about a quarter mile away, after the completion of the main house. The 1,755 square foot three bedroom, two bathroom was just listed over the weekend for $1 million, and is "seeking Wright enthusiasts and architects to bring this home back to its former glory," according to the description. Indeed, the exterior looks in good shape, but the inside could do with some restoration (and someone who can look past some sad listing photos)—it was designated a Glencoe historic landmark in 1996.

h/t Curbed

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