Frank Lloyd Wright’s Isidore Heller House for Sale
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | May 24, 2019
The large, 16-room Chicago home, located in Hyde Park, is on the market for $2.2 million.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Isidore Heller House in Chicago, built in 1896, is for sale and currently listed at $2.2 million. Wright designed the home for Austrian businessman Isidore H. Heller and his family, who occupied the home for 16 years. Uncommon of Wright’s work, the home features three stories. The third floor was originally included to be used as one large playroom.
The 6,100 square foot home also marked a departure from Wright’s more square plans in his earlier designs, boasting a more elongated, horizontal structure seen in his later Prairie Style homes. The home is positioned on an oversized, 12,301 square foot, narrow city lot in Hyde Park and includes 16 rooms total, including seven bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms, and an in-law apartment.
The home features several ornate details including art glass windows and sculptural elements. The Hellers also purchased the lot next door to the north, giving the home a large open side yard, in addition to the backyard.
Although many of the original Wrightian design details remain, the home has been updated and maintained. Renovations over the years include new kitchen appliances, extended air conditioning to all parts of the home, and updates to the original elevator that Wright added for the Heller family.