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Frank Lloyd Wright on the cheap: Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois, USA

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois

Not exactly a giveaway, but this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois is massively cheaper than the UK one we featured a week or so back – and cheaper than the majority on the market in the US too, especially with its newly-reduced price. Yes, even iconic architecture is suffering in the recession.

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois

It was designed in 1915, but looks much more contemporary. If you knew no better, you would probably think midcentury, especially when you see all that wood on display throughout the interior.

The house, which is sat on a third of an acre and a short walk from a lake, is sold ‘as is’ and apparently needs some updating, not least to the kitchen and bathroom. But the images shown on the agent’s site don’t indicate that considerable work required in the main living areas. On the contrary, they look almost show home.

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois

Talking of rooms, there are three bedrooms, a family room, living room, dinning room, kitchen, office, one and a half bathrooms and an ‘unfinished’ basement.

That price? $550,000, which works out at a figure just short of £345,000. Which would probably get you a decent-sized semi-detached in a good area in the UK. Amazing. See the agent’s site for even more shots.

Find out more at the Rubloff Properties website

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois