Prairie Style

  • The Frank W. Thomas House in Oak Park, Ill., is considered Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie house.

    Built in 1901, the Frank W. Thomas House in Oak Park, Ill., is considered Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie house. It's also the first of his houses to have its main rooms raised a full story…   See the Image

  • Prairie homes have mostly built-in furniture and precise decoration, while exploring the nature of materials and natural stains to let the character of wood show through.

    Wright rejected the Victorian notion of decorating with unrelated art. Prairie homes have mostly built-in furniture and precise decoration, while exploring the nature of materials and natural…   See the Image

  • The Harold C. Bradley House, located in Madison, Wis., was designed by Louis H. Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie in 1909.

    Following in Frank Lloyd Wright's footsteps, other architects began building homes in the Prairie style. The Harold C. Bradley House, located in Madison, Wis., was designed by Louis H. Sullivan…   See the Image

  • One of the best-preserved examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style architecture is the Dana Thomas House in Springfield, Ill.

    One of the best-preserved examples of Wright's Prairie-style architecture, the Dana Thomas House in Springfield, Ill., contains more than 100 pieces of original Wright furniture and hundreds of…   See the Image

  • Master Bedroom in Frank Lloyd Wright's Scottswood Road Home.

    The master bedroom features unique geometric designs on the ceiling and in the window panes. The built-in storage space is both practical and eye-catching.   See the Image

  • Kitchen in Frank Lloyd Wright's Scottswood Road Home.

    The kitchen is wide and open to the rest of the main floor. The space was built for entertaining between the living and dining rooms, and boasts the typical row of windows and horizontal design.   See the Image

  • Exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Scottswood Road Home.

    With wide overhanging eaves, horizontal lines, flat roofs, exterior organic patterns, several art-glass windows and an abundance of interior space, the prairie home was one of Wright's most…   See the Image

  • Sunroom in Frank Lloyd Wright's George Madison Millard House.

    The sunroom has its own entrance, and can also be used as a library or study.   See the Image

  • A staircase in Frank Lloyd Wright's George Madison Millard House.

    The stairway leading to the second level is highlighted by the intricate banister details -- offsetting the rich hardwood molding and flooring.   See the Image

  • Backyard in Frank Lloyd Wright's George Madison Millard House.

    The private backyard includes a terrace, with easy access to the sunroom and indoor living areas.   See the Image