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Prairie Style

Prairie Style
Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the American home with his "Prairie" style design.

Frank Lloyd Wright believed that rooms in Victorian era homes were boxed-in and confining. He began to design houses with low horizontal lines and open interior spaces. Rooms within the Prairie style home were often divided by leaded glass panels. Furniture was either built-in or specially designed. These homes were called prairie style after Wright's 1901 Ladies Home Journal plan titled, "A Home in a Prairie Town." Prairie houses were designed to blend in with the flat, prairie landscape.

The first Prairie houses were usually plaster with wood trim or sided with horizontal board and batten. Later Prairie homes used concrete block. Prairie homes can have many shapes: Square, L-shaped, T-shaped, Y-shaped, and even pinwheel-shaped.

Prairie style houses typically have the following features:Low-pitched roof, overhanging eaves, horizontal lines, central chimney, open floor plan, and clerestory windows.

Many other architects designed Prairie homes and the style was popularized by pattern books. The popular American Foursquare style, sometimes called the Prairie Box, shared many features with the Prairie style.

In 1936, during the USA depression, Frank Lloyd Wright developed a simplified version of Prairie architecture called Usonian. Wright believed these stripped-down houses represented the democratic ideals of the United States.

Some Famous Prairie Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright:

1893: William Winslow Residence

River Forest, Illinois. Although this house uses ornamentation in the fashion of Louis Sullivan, it also shows elements of the new Prairie style. The house is a symmetrical rectangle.

1901: Frank W. Thomas House

Oak Park, Illinois. Widely considered Wright's first Prairie Style house in Oak Park, and one of his earliest uses of stucco.

1902: Arthur Heurtley House

Oak Park, Illinois. This low, compact house has variegated brickwork with vibrant color and rough texture.

1909: Robie Residence

This Frank Lloyd house in Chicago is widely considered Wright's finest example of the Prairie style.


Oak Park Home & Hardware is located within the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright District

in Oak Park, IL (just West of Chicago, IL).

We offer Prairie Style Lighting, Prairie Style Hardware, Prairie Style Garden Urns and Planters, and Prairie Style Accessories.

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Oak Park Home & Hardware specializes in lighting products in the spirit of Arts & Crafts, Mission, Prairie, Bungalow, English Tudor, Tudor Manor, and Spanish Revival styles.

We have developed unique relationships with many of our Craftsmen, and suppliers of products allowing customization for our customers. All at very competitive pricing!

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Oak Park Home & Hardware offer high quality lighting designs. We provide customized lighting solutions with manufacturers such as Arroyo Craftsman Lighting, Mica Lamp Company, 2nd Ave Lighting, and UltraLights Lighting.

We also offer quality lighting products with manufacturers such as Quoizel, James Mattson Coppercraft, and Lundberg Studios. Please check out our unique lighting designs in the style of Greene and Greene!

We offer handcrafted Mission style hardware, Craftsman style mailboxes, Arts & Crafts style house numbers and so much more. Please bookmark us!
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