House of the Day: Frank Lloyd Wright 'Bootleg' House

Frank Lloyd Wright reportedly once said, "early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change."

This house in La Grange, Ill., could be seen as a lasting symbol of that self-admitted arrogance. Early in his career, the ambitious architect designed the home even after his employer, Adler and Sullivan, specifically instructed him not to. Hence, the home is known as one of Wright's "bootleg" houses. tells us that the house is atypical of Wright's work since it differs from his trademark Prairie Style, which he developed later in his career.

But the home does offer some of his signature touches, like its custom-designed bench and ornate windows, according to Known as the Robert Emmond house, the acclaimed residence in La Grange's historic district is fully restored and offers polygon-shaped rooms, arched doorways, two fireplaces, a well-landscaped yard and a two-car garage.

Margaret Mcsheehy of Historic Homes Realty has the listing.


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