The Huertley House of 1902 designed by Frank Lloyd Wright represents an early Prairie style home. The hip roof with deep overhangs, emphasis on horizontal lines, ribbon windows and central chimney mass are all features of the style.
A large, central chimney mass dominates the interior space of the early Prairie style homes. A literal translation of the hearth as the heart of the house.
The open floor plan is evident here. No longer are the living room (or parlor) and dining room separated. The space flows from one "room" to the next as the ceiling delineates areas.
Simple yet richly stained wood, preferably quarter-sawn oak, and earth tones are hallmarks of a Prairie-style interior.
This new Prairie style home in California features hip roofs, casement windows tight to the underside of the roof overhang and trim to emphasize the horizontal. The angled, battered walls tie this home to the landscape in true Prairie fashion.
Here is a Texas variation on the Prairie style. The trademark hip roof with deep overhangs is a constant no matter the location of the style.
The layering one on top of the other in this home is a distinct variation on the Prairie style.
In today's updated Prairie style, the entrances often soar out to greet visitors.
With its broad overhang and corner window, this contemporary design owes much to the Prairie style.
The interior of the house also reveals Wright-inspired touches like the built-in seating next to the hearth and the corner window.