The Louis B. Frederick House
Original hand-drawn working sketch; signed in pencil on top of red wax pencil square
Approximately 26 x 35 Inches
Fine vintage "working" condition with light fold lines and ragged edges
Letter of Authenticity
Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture." His creative period spanned more than 70 years.
The Louis B. Frederick House represents the last home designed and completed in Frank Lloyd Wright's lifetime as he passed away the following year. This rare home is located in the Barrington area of Illinois and was designed in the classic Living Architecture Wright style, elegant and at one with the surrounding environment. Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy was to design a manmade creation such that it would appear to grow out of its unique environment yet would be in harmony with humanity, a philosophy he called "organic architecture." This particular home was a 3 bedroom/2.5 bath house, constructed of clay craft brick with a cedar shake roof. Key unique features such as gallery halls, vaulted ceilings, cement floors and clerestory windows were combined with overlooking beautiful Japanese landscapes and a koi pond. The home was built into a bluff on a 10 acre sprawling property in 1958.