Touring a hidden Frank Lloyd Wright gem in Highland Park

June 22, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The restored Wright home in Highland Park.
(WBEZ/Jason Marck)
The fireplace in the living room is the center of the home.
(WBEZ/Jason Marck)
A Mediterranean staircase installed by previous owners.
(WBEZ/Jason Marck)
The pattern of the art glass windows was created especially for the house.
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The home's semi-enclosed porch was restored by the owners.

Chicago is a city famous for its architecture, but the suburbs deserve some credit, too. Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Prairie Style architecture can be found in towns all over the Prairie State. Real estate guru Dennis Rodkin gave Eight Forty-Eight a behind-the-scenes tour of a restored Wright home up for sale in Highland Park.

Also, Eight Forty-Eight hit the streets of downtown Chicago to ask Chicagoans what buildings catch their eye.