An experimental Japanese-inspired house by Frank Lloyd Wright has listed for $175,000 in Chicago – but as its price suggests, it needs some TLC.
The S A Foster House and Stable was built in 1900 in the city’s West Pullman neighbourhood for attorney Stephen A Foster as a summer residence. Departing from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prarie style homes, the 2,400 sq ft dwelling draws influence from Japanese pagodas, which inspire its flared dormers.
The five-bedroom Chicago property has been off and on the market frequently over the last few years. Now it’s for sale via Armond Boulware of Coldwell Banker.
Future owners must preserve the designated historic landmark, though it’s definitely a renovation challenge and its interiors will need quite a bit of work to bring them back to their best. See past some of the garish decor choices, and lots of original details remain, however, such as brick fireplaces and wooden trims, though much of the wood panelling is hidden under layers of paint.