Today, we feature the 1912 Abbott House– a Prairie-style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief draftsman in Hinsdale, Illinois. In 1912, William Drummond, Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief draftsman, was commissioned by photographer Gordon C. Abbott to build his home in Hinsdale, Illinois. Drummond’s design is an excellent example of Wright’s Prairie School style, with broad overhanging eaves, solid construction, and an emphasis on horizontal lines, evoking the Midwestern prairie landscape.
Supported by steel girder I-beam construction, the first floor continues the Prairie-style theme, and features a spacious open floor planwonderful for entertaininga Roman brick fireplace and original oak trim, while the panoramic views from the expansive windows provide a beautiful four-season backdrop. For outdoor entertaining, double doors lead to an expansive flagstone garden patio.
The Abbott House has been completely updated and includes four bedrooms- three on the second floor and one on the lower level, four-and-a-half baths, and two fully functioning kitchens. The lower level has two full bathrooms and a kitchen and creates the opportunity for a live-in au pair or additional family member. This lower level walks out to a private patio archway. The house also has an oversized two-car garage, and is situated on a large, picturesque corner lot.
Conveniently located, the Abbott House is only three blocks from the train station and downtown historic Hinsdale, and less than two blocks from the public library, grocery store, pharmacy, dry cleaners, post office and other amenities. This premiere Prairie style property is offered by Linda Feinstein at ERA Jensen & Feinstein Realtors. Click Here for more details and Contact info.
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