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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frank J. Baker House for Sale

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Aug 8, 2019

The 4,800 square-foot Wilmette, Illinois five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house is listed for $899,900.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Prairie style Frank J. Baker House, located in Wilmette, Illinois, is for sale and currently listed for just under $900,000. The design of the house is t-shaped, similar to Wright’s Isabel Roberts House, another Illinois residence built in 1908, and also stems from another residential project that fell through. Wright’s project with his client William Norman Gutherie was called off and the near-exact plan was then submitted to Baker. Baker was a trained engineer and lawyer, and worked in the electric service industry. The Baker’s and their two children lived in the home, often referred to as the “Baker Bungalow,” until 1923.






The two-story, 4,800 square-foot home was built in 1909, and features five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as three fireplaces throughout. An addition was made to the house 10 years after the initial construction that included two bedrooms and a bathroom. The house is considered one of Wright’s larger wood and plaster homes.


Sections for the Frank J. Baker House.


Elevations and floor plan for the Frank J. Baker House.


The living room features a stunning two-story leaded glass vertical window wall. Located on a lush, north-facing lot in a north Chicago suburb just two blocks from Lake Michigan, the home is a protected Wilmette Historic Home and National Registered Landmark. For six decades, the home was owned by architect Walter Sobel and was used by his family after his passing in 2014, but is now vacant.






The home is located at 507 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL. More information on the listing can be found at the @Properties website. All photos via @Properties.

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