TICKET SALES OPEN JANUARY 1, 2022.
A spectacular one-day immersion featuring select highlights of the all-weekend Ultimate Plus package.
ULTIMATE SATURDAY includes:
- Fast Pass (priority entry) to the all-day Wright Plus Housewalk
- Private luncheon at Oak Park's historic Nineteenth Century Club
- Exclusively Wright Dinners
ULTIMATE SATURDAY TICKETS
$1,375 | $1,225 Trust Member
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Wright Plus Housewalk and Luncheon
Saturday, May 21, 9 am to 5 pm
With your Fast Pass, walk right into each Wright Plus home with the next available tour group. Enjoy a private luncheon at the historic Nineteenth Century Club.
Exclusively Wright Dinners℠
Saturday, May 21, 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Join current owners in their Frank Lloyd Wright home and enjoy an exquisite dining experience prepared by an acclaimed chef. The evening will include a private tour and cocktails, in addition to a gourmet dinner. Experience moments of glamour as you encounter a living space as a work of art.
Read more about the featured dinner venues and chefs
Avery Coonley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908), Riverside, IL
The vast financial resources of heiress Queene Ferry Coonley and her husband Avery, combined with Wright’s creativity, resulted in one of the most impressive residential designs of Wright’s career. The Coonley estate was a sprawling complex made up of a house, stable, and gardener’s cottage, situated around a central courtyard. Today, the meticulously restored home shows the qualities of a mature Prairie residence, including Roman brick walls, built-in shelving, and abundant leaded glass, 80% of which is original.
Rollin Furbeck House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1897), Oak Park, IL
The Furbeck House dates from the early days of Wright’s independent practice, combining a vertical element with the features of his later Prairie designs. This was a highly experimental period, during which Wright was already exploring the interplay of geometric shapes and horizontal elements. The living and dining rooms boast picture windows, and the dining room was later enlarged to include the back porch of the home. A true delight of Wright’s earlier work.
Arthur B. Heurtley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1902), Oak Park, IL
Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece – also a National Historic Landmark -- the Arthur B. Heurtley House was designed for Wright’s neighbor. At the heart of the home, a substantial arched fireplace occupies a central position in the living room, echoing the prominent arch on the exterior of the building. Leaded glass windows flood the main living spaces with light. An open-air elevated porch, accessed via French doors in the living room, blurs the division between interior and exterior space. The Heurtley House represents Wright’s classic Prairie style in full bloom, an unforgettable setting for a dining experience.
Chef Gale Gand
James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, Food Network television host and Frank Lloyd Wright fan Gale Gand will prepare the exquisite dinner. Truly a star chef, Gale has been inducted to the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame, authored eight cook books and teaches cooking classes all over the country. She is co-owner of the Chicago restaurants Spritz Burger and the Michelin-starred, Tru.
Chef Melissa Elsmo
Melissa Elsmo makes you believe you can enjoy every meal just as she does – fully and enthusiastically. A trained chef and ardent foodie, Mel's passion for a good meal peppers her life. As part of Chicago’s underground supper club scene, she creates intimate multi-course dining experiences featuring her own recipes and artful approach to plating. Guests wait months for a seat around her table, but savvy food lovers can often locate her at pop-up events around the city. In her above ground life she is a devoted food writer, passionate volunteer and longtime Oak Park resident.
Transportation is provided to and from the dinner venues leaving from and returning to the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park.
Please note that most venues on Ultimate Saturday are private residences that are not physically accessible. Program subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Ultimate Saturday tickets are non-refundable.
Proceeds support the education, restoration and preservation programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
Questions about Ultimate Saturday? Contact email@example.com.