Bud Dietrich, AIA
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Huertley House in Oak Park Illinois, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 exterior
 

Huertley House in Oak Park Illinois, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902

Photo by Bud Dietrich

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Getting it Wright: Today's Prairie Style
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.
First let's briefly discuss some of these 20th-century precursors of modern and contemporary architecture. One of the most influential architects of all time is Frank Lloyd Wright, who lived in Oak Park early in his career and built numerous houses there and in other parts of Chicago. This 1902 house in Oak Park is an example of his Prairie style, which uses strong horizontal lines, overhanging roofs, and other distinctive features to relate the house to the region's landscape. This influence can be found in both traditional and modern architecture today.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Timeline of American House Styles
It's not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright's first works, such as his Oak Park home, were in the Shingle Style because that was the first step in the creation of the Prairie Style. Low, long and all horizontal, the house is no longer a collection of box-like rooms. It's a totally new way of creating domestic spaces that celebrated the open and connected rather than the closed and cave-like.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Great Materials: Common Brick Stacks Up Style
Use brick decoratively. Brick comes in any color and size imaginable. So vary the color, size, placement and location when laying a brick wall. Also consider changes to the mortar joints. By changing colors at different courses and by deeply raking the horizontal joints while filling the vertical joints flush, Frank Lloyd Wright achieved amazing visual effects.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to A Brief Recap of Historical American Home Design
Of course, it was the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright and the other Prairie School architects to resolve — or exploit — the tension caused by the duality between horizontal and vertical. While creating homes that seem to float on the land and in which every design decision serves to accentuate the horizontal, even Wright couldn't help but create that massive central vertical anchor that firmly roots the home to its place.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Water Table
The Prairie school architects, most notably Frank Lloyd Wright, used water tables as important design elements. Tall and dramatically shaped, the water table shown here not only sheds water but is an important horizontal band that reinforces the overall architectural design.
Houzz added this to Foursquare Architecture
Prairie-style architecture was invented by Frank Lloyd Wright and was the inspiration for the foursquare. The low-pitched hip roof was considered modern design at the time, and its use in the foursquare is why it was given the nickname "Prairie box."

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ransomflanders added this to Elements and Principles of Design
on Wednesday
Elements. Line. Horizontal lines lead the eyes in a certain direction, depending on what direction the viewer is walking in. It appears that we would be moving from right to left. Therefore, our eyes would be directed towards the entryway. That is pretty smart design.
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last Saturday
Exterior
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August 14, 2014
COOL...
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August 10, 2014
Fllw
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July 16, 2014
Exterior
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July 15, 2014
siding reveals
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June 12, 2014
My future house
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May 9, 2014
Interesting brick
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April 9, 2014
райт
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January 24, 2014
treatment for mantel
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December 19, 2013
Horizontal lines, arched entrance, brickwork
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December 13, 2013
amaxing
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October 22, 2013
Love how private this feels.
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October 1, 2013
gives a feeling of masculinity
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September 28, 2013
Water table as horizontal line
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September 22, 2013
the discussion about mortor
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September 17, 2013
Horizontal lines
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September 16, 2013
Horizontal lines
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September 16, 2013
Horizontal lines
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September 16, 2013
Horizontal lines
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September 16, 2013
Asian Influence
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September 5, 2013
roof and
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July 26, 2013
Coolest total look from 1902
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July 17, 2013
Exterior
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July 5, 2013
Facade
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June 4, 2013
This Chicago home's style descends from the influence of Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies Van der Rohe.
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May 25, 2013
Love! Heurtly house
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May 19, 2013
wright home
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May 3, 2013
frank lloyd wright huertley house
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May 2, 2013
Texture, archway
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May 1, 2013
Flw
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April 30, 2013
connection
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April 22, 2013
Prairie design - Huertley House 1902
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April 16, 2013
Lines: horizontal, very relaxing home from the exterior
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April 15, 2013
brick pattern = tile design idea for guest bath
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April 15, 2013
Brick
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April 14, 2013
beautiful house
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March 29, 2013
FLW Original
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March 27, 2013
Horizontal line
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March 18, 2013
frank
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Otdelka fasad
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February 12, 2013
Horizontal lines
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February 12, 2013
Horizontal Line: the lines on the outside of the house give a short, wide look.
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February 12, 2013
Horizontal lines
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February 8, 2013
Deeply raking the horizontal joints but filing the vertical joints of the brick
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January 11, 2013
Good for coloring rooms
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December 28, 2012
Flw
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December 19, 2012
roof line
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December 6, 2012
Wonderful detailing.
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November 27, 2012
architect.
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November 21, 2012
Would a row of many windows break up the blank wall under our 2-story hip roof?
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November 16, 2012
I like this brick design
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November 13, 2012
prairie style exterior
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November 11, 2012
FLW horizontal emphasis
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November 8, 2012
love, love, love
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November 8, 2012
love the size and shape of the brick and how the roof extends past the house.
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November 4, 2012
пропорции, фактура
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October 21, 2012
Huertley House in Oak Park Illinois - FLW in 1902
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October 17, 2012
exterior
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October 15, 2012
outside
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October 14, 2012
My Favorite Architect - Frank Lloyd Wright .
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October 14, 2012
Landscape of Frank Lloyd Wright home...lawn foundation
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October 14, 2012
Roof
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October 14, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright was a genius
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October 14, 2012
Exterior striated brick in Prairie style
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October 14, 2012
rural houses
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October 14, 2012
desktop
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October 14, 2012
I love the serenity and combination of nature with the architecture.
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October 14, 2012
the whole thing
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October 14, 2012
vari nice
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October 14, 2012
Sublime use of shadow
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October 11, 2012
frank lioyd wright
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October 11, 2012
decorative windows, brick, arch, who doesn't like FLW?
calkelley added this to exterior
October 11, 2012
the tension caused by the duality between horizontal and vertical. While creating homes that seem to float on the land and in which every design decision serves to accentuate the horizontal, even Wright couldn't help but create that massive central vertical anchor that firmly roots the home to its place.
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October 10, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright Huertley House 1902
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October 2, 2012
Frank Loyd Wright
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October 2, 2012
Brick wall with diff sizes & colors
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September 24, 2012
front
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September 23, 2012
More FLW
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September 21, 2012
Strong horizontal articulation on the facade
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September 21, 2012
Horizontal lines this picture draw your attention and create the feeling calm
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September 16, 2012
FLW!
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September 12, 2012
vary the color, size, placement and location when laying a brick wall. Also consider changes to the mortar joints. By changing colors at different courses and by deeply raking the horizontal joints while filling the vertical joints flush, Frank Lloyd Wright achieved amazing visual effects.
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August 21, 2012
varied brick
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August 20, 2012
Prairie Style homes
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August 16, 2012
OMG FLW
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August 4, 2012
Huertley House 1902
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June 30, 2012
brickwork
judy14 added this to Prairie
June 29, 2012
It's designed by Frank Lloyd Wright....I've taken a photo of this house in Oak Park, IL. Prairie Design was far ahead of its time back then. Environmentally innovative, characteristics of the design are still being used today.
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June 15, 2012
Prairie school
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brick work
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May 29, 2012
Brick has character
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May 27, 2012
love this
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May 22, 2012
Brickwork
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May 21, 2012
Use brick decoratively. Brick comes in any color and size imaginable. So vary the color, size, placement and location when laying a brick wall. Also consider changes to the mortar joints. By changing colors at different courses and by deeply raking the horizontal joints while filling the vertical joints flush, Frank Lloyd Wright achieved amazing visual effects. 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.
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May 20, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright
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May 18, 2012
Brick pattern
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May 16, 2012
rosy and darker pink exterior
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flw pots
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planters out front
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brick patterning
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February 12, 2012
beautiful one level living, beautiful hardscape
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If Only it were pos.
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February 11, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright "Oak Park Home"
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February 2, 2012
saw this one!!!!
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January 25, 2012
Linear nature
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January 9, 2012
Huertley House in Oak Park
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December 2, 2011
flw
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October 23, 2011
Fachada
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October 23, 2011
the siding+the windows
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October 15, 2011
Interesting.
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October 12, 2011
The first architect that I took notice of is Frank Lloyd Wright. I visited several of his homes in Chicago and decided that I still like them, but couldn't live in one. Before my visit I wanted to find one that I could buy.
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October 12, 2011
Like
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October 5, 2011
the architects concept of external horizontal lines finishes
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October 5, 2011
lanai gate
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October 5, 2011
nice roof line and nice lies around the house == don't like the tiny windows
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October 5, 2011
prairie exterior
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October 1, 2011
FLW
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September 21, 2011
Frank Lloyd Wright house
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September 20, 2011
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.
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September 18, 2011
Huertley House
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September 18, 2011
cool roof shingles
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September 18, 2011
One story
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back yard
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September 17, 2011
Frank Lloyd Wright Huertley House in Oak Park, IL
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