Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1907-1912 masterpiece commissioned for philanthropists Avery and Queene Coonley is on the market. The home, located at 281 Bloomingbank Road in the western suburb of Riverside, Illinois, is priced at $1.8 million. The 6,000-square-foot “living room wing” of the original Coonley compound underwent extensive restoration in recent years. The “bedroom wing,” separated from the main house, sold for $355,000 in 2015.
The Coonley House, 2016
Garden elevation, circa 1911
Looking toward the reflecting pool
Side elevation affords substantial privacy
Wright’s signature planters adorn the reflecting pool area
The living room exemplifies Wright’s ability to create an indoor sylvan environment. Note the fern-themed murals on each side of the fireplace.
Detail of murals, as created by Wright’s interior architect George Niedecken.
The murals can also be viewed here.
The kitchen reflects the sensitive restoration.
The master bedroom provides abundant space with privacy.