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Wingspread, By Wright’s own statement, is the last of the Prairie houses.

Built

1937

Client

S.C. Johnson, Herbert F. Johnson

Address

33 East Four Mile Road

Status

National Historic Landmark. National Register of Historic Places. Open to the public by appointment only.

Website

Its plan is pinwheel, a form which precedes the cruciform in Froebel training, extending from a central, three story high, octagon. The spaced is zoned; separate spaces for sleeping, kitchen etc. The home features a large centrally located chimney with in the Great Hall. It offers four fireplaces on the main level and a vertical fireplace on the mezzanine. Two signature features of the home, are the “Crow’s Nest” and the “Juliet balcony” (both requests of the children).

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