The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is located just ten miles west of the >Chicago Loop in Oak Park, Illinois. It is easily accessible from downtown Chicago by both car and public transportation. Seven different tours are available of Wright's Home and the surrounding historic district. Check out the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's website for more information on how to purchase tickets.
When you are in Oak Park, make sure to check out other buildings designed for Wright: the Robie House designed in 1908, and Unity Temple designed in 1905.
Frank Lloyd Wright built his home in Oak Park in 1889, and there he lived for the next twenty years with his wife and six children. In 1898 he added a design studio where he developed the Prairie Style of American architecture. Wright stayed in Oak Park until 1909. The Preservation Trust has restored the Wright House to its 1909 condition.
When walking through the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, one is able to see some of Wright's early design ideas. He designed his home himself at the age of 22 and continued to add onto it as his family grew. In 1974, the National Trust for Historic Preservation bought the building to prevent it from being divided into apartment units. In 1987, the restoration efforts were completed and today tens of thousands of visitors tour the home and adjacent district every year to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright's path breaking style of architecture.