Wright Plus 2013 - Saturday, May 18
A HOUSEWALK IN OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
Tour inside these fantastic properties
Harry S. Adams
(Frank Lloyd Wright, 1913)
Prairie elegance showcased in Wright's final Oak Park commission.
Robert P. Parker
(Frank Lloyd Wright, 1892)
A balanced composition of geometric forms, sensitively restored for today's lifestyle.
Louisa and Harry Goodrich
(Frank Lloyd Wright, 1896)
Early Wright, demonstrating his emerging aesthetic and the owner's period restorations.
T. S. Rattle
(George O. Garnsey, 1885)
Victorian grandeur enhanced by an expansive addition and landscaped gardens.
W. A. Rogers
(H.G. Fiddelke, 1906)
Stunning art glass and original woodwork in a spectacular Arts & Crafts residence.
(E. E. Roberts, 1906)
Exceptional Prairie design, enhanced by a dynamic two-story expansion.
Flori Blondeel #2
(John S. Van Bergen, 1914)
Recent restoration, original woodwork, expansive addition with 2-story atrium.
(Leon Stanhope, 1925)
Unique interpretation of the cottage style with new gardens and restored distinctive roof.
Wright Home and Studio
(Frank Lloyd Wright, 1889/1898)
An architectural laboratory for Wright's experiments with space.
(Frank Lloyd Wright, 1905-08)
The only surviving public building from Wright's Prairie period.
(Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908-10)
A masterpiece of the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture.
Join us for the 39th annual Wright Plus, an internationally renowned architectural housewalk featuring rare interior tours of nine private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, plus entry to three landmark Wright buildings. Enjoy interpretations based on in-depth research of the homes' history and architecture, including discussions of the original occupants' lifestyles. Experience the extraordinary mix of famed architectural styles lining the streets of Oak Park, and share in a fun-filled day with visitors from around the world.
Want even more Wright? The Wright Plus Friday Excursion includes a private tour of Wright's Usonian Laurent House (1949) in Rockford, Illinois; a visit to the acclaimed Anderson Japanese Gardens; and a stop at the historic 1847 Belvidere cemetery to view Frank Lloyd Wright's Pettit Memorial Chapel.
The Ultimate Plus Package offers an extended weekend of one-of-a-kind architectural experiences, and includes accommodation.
Advance tickets are no longer available online. A very limited number of day-of tickets will be available at the housewalk, 931 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL.
$85 FLWPT member; $100 non-member
Limit 4 tickets at member price.
Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.
Tickets are available online and by calling 877.848.3559.
Space is limited. Order early to ensure availability.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – Wright Plus 2013 Fast Pass. Avoid the lines.
A very limited number of Fast Pass tickets are available for those wishing to avoid tour lines.
Available only while quantities last.
$585 FLWPT member; $600 non-member
The tax deductible amount of a Fast Pass ticket is $250.
Picnic on our festive museum campus. Deluxe box lunches, provided by Whole Foods, include your choice of a turkey, roast beef, or grilled veggie sandwich, chips, side salad, cookie and beverage for $13. A limited number of box lunches will be available for purchase at the housewalk.
Cheney Mansion Oasis - NEW
Saturday, May 18
Courtesy of Cheney Mansion and the Park District of Oak Park.
10 am to 4 pm
220 N. Euclid Ave (on tour route)
Tour guests are invited to stop by our Cheney Mansion Oasis to explore the grounds and gardens. View the recently restored Woodland Water Feature in the Waterfall Garden and rest on the patio or in the solarium. Restroom facilities will be available at this location. Elizabeth F. Cheney Mansion (Charles E. White, Jr, 1913), reminiscent of a gracious English country home, is conveniently located on the tour route. Wright Plus ticket must be shown for entry.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page will answer most questions, including ticket information, housewalk logistics, directions and transportation, lodging, dining and shopping.
Wright Plus proceeds support the restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
Photographs of private homes by James Caulfield, except Long House (courtesy Pleasant Home Foundation).