When people think of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago masterpieces, they invariably consider the suburb of Oak Park, where the architect lived for many years and also maintained his studio. However, not far away is Riverside, the beautiful historic community whose streets were laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Wright designed a home at 300 Scottswood Road in1907-1908 for Mr. and Mrs. Avery Coonley, an extraordinarily philanthropic couple. Over the years, the Coonley estate has undergone many changes. It was almost demolished by a developer in the 1950s, but preservationists stepped in to claim it. The house no longer exists in its original state; it has been divided into pieces.
The Coonley home’s bedroom wing is now a separate house. The residence is currently for sale for $1.3 million. The home has been well cared for by its current owners, who have kept the interiors faithful to Wright’s inspiration, as you’ll see in the photos below.