Tour the interiors of these private homes and landmark buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries.
Arthur B. Heurtley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1902)
A spectacular Wright masterpiece embodying the mature Prairie style.
Hills-DeCaro House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1906)
Wright's brilliant Japanese-influenced complete Prairie recreation.
Laura Gale House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1909)
A milestone in the development of modern architecture, influencing 1920s European modernism. Last on the housewalk in 2009.
Harrison P. Young House (Frank Lloyd Wright alterations, 1895)
An early experiment showcasing various stylistic elements in a grand residence.
George Mayo House (1875)
A magnificent Italianate home with Tudor and Arts & Crafts decorative elements.
Purcell House (Attributed to Charles C. Miller, 1893)
A lavish Queen Anne, built for the Purcell family of Purcell & Elmslie Architects fame.
Charles E. Matthews House (Tallmadge & Watson, 1909)
One of Tallmadge & Watson’s finest residential designs, distinguished by a dramatic entryway.
Chester Flitcraft House (John S. Van Bergen, 1913)
Beautifully restored Prairie with unique underground garage.
John Schmidt House (1872; E. E. Roberts remodel, 1908)
A stately Italianate with E. E. Roberts' signature Prairie touches and dramatic art glass.
Thomas H. Gale House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1892)
A splendidly restored “bootleg” design featuring hints of Wright’s evolving Prairie style.
Trust members enjoy an interior tour and an outdoor rest area here.
Wright Home and Studio (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1889/1898)
An architectural laboratory for Wright's experiments with space.
Frederick C. Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908-10)
A masterpiece of the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture.
The Rookery Light Court (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1905-07)
Luminous light court represents one of Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions.
Special tour hours include the Burnham Library.
Join us for a spectacular Wright Plus 150 Architectural Housewalk on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Wright Plus 150 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF WRIGHT PLUS 150
- FOUR private Wright homes, including the visionary Laura Gale House, Wright's spectacular Arthur B. Heurtley House, his Japanese-influenced Hills DeCaro House and his remodeling in the Harrison P. Young House.
- Refreshments and a tour at Wright's Thomas H. Gale House, an oasis for Trust members only.
- Full lineup of featured homes located in an easily walkable loop.
- Special tiered ticket rates. BUY EARLY TO SAVE.
Tour living spaces designed by Wright and his contemporaries, experience history and enjoy a festive day. See the lineup of featured homes in the slideshow above.
IMPORTANT DATES AND TIERED TICKET RATES
The earlier you buy, the more you save. FLWT members save even more.
|WRIGHT PLUS 150 HOUSEWALK TICKET||FLWT Member||Non-member|
A limited number of Fast Passes allows priority entry to each tour home
without waiting in line.
|$500 + ticket||$500 + ticket|
*Limit 4 tickets at member price.
WHAT IS THE WRIGHT PLUS 150 HOUSEWALK?
Wright Plus 150 is the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s internationally renowned annual housewalk, featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Guests enjoy tours of spectacular residences, learn about their history and architecture, and share a festive day with visitors from around the country and the world.
The featured homes and buildings are all within walking distance. Walk or hop on a shuttle trolley (included with admission) to get from the parking areas and Oak Park train stops to the Orientation Center at the Home and Studio courtyard.
Wright Plus 150 proceeds support the restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
WHAT WRIGHT PLUS 150 BENEFITS DO TRUST MEMBERS RECEIVE?
- FLWT members receive tiered discounts on ticket rates. Everyone saves by buying early, but members save even more.
- Only FLWT members get to tour the Thomas H. Gale House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1892), a bonus house offered at the 2017 housewalk in celebration of Wright 150, the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth.
- Only FLWT members may pick up their program guide and wristband on Friday, May 19, from 9 am to 3 pm at 931 Chicago Ave, Oak Park (adjacent to the Home and Studio) or The Rookery, 209 S. LaSalle St, Chicago. Avoid the registration line on Saturday, May 20 and start the housewalk at the featured house of your choice.
WHY ATTEND THIS YEAR?
Wright Plus 150 is part of the Trust’s Wright 150 celebration, commemorating 150 years since Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867. It is a chance to join the celebration and experience many special features at the famed Housewalk. A special tiered rate schedule offers unprecedented savings on Wright Plus 2017 tickets.
WHEN IS WRIGHT PLUS 150?
Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm.
Wright Plus 150 is held in the historic Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright spent the first twenty – and most prolific – years of his career in Oak Park, where the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio stands. Oak Park has the highest number of Wright-designed residences in the world. The Home and Studio at 951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, is the Orientation Center for the Wright Plus 150 Housewalk.
Many guests make it a full weekend of architecture and design experiences by attending programs surrounding the housewalk. For the ultimate all-access invitation to one-of-a-kind architecture experiences, we offer the Ultimate Plus Weekend Package. In 2017, we are offering an attractive Ultimate Saturday for the first time.
Extend your Wright Plus experience on this luxury day trip to two elite lakeside retreats in Wisconsin, Penwern, a Wright Prairie-style estate, and Black Point Estate and Gardens, an elaborate Victorian.
Not a member? Call 312.994.4000 x9 Monday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm Central Time.
Join now to enjoy special rates, special privileges at the Housewalk and other benefits.
Questions? Our Frequently Asked Questions page will answer most questions, including ticket information, housewalk logistics, directions and transportation, lodging, dining and shopping.
Program subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances.
Photographs of private homes by James Caulfield.