The first time for sale since its construction in 1958, this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Louis B. Frederick House in Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA really is something. It’s also in the kind of condition you would expect of a house owned by the same family for decades. A rare opportunity to own an icon.
The price of houses in the UK is scary. For example, over on our WowHaus site, we recently featured a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Wetherby, Yorkshire, which was priced at £1.3 million, despite being pitched as a potential 'knock it down and start again' property. On the flipside, this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charles R. Perry House house in East Glencoe, Illinois, USA is an absolute bargain.
It was designed in 1915, but looks much more contemporary. Midcentury at first glance, which is perhaps indicative of the architect's forward-thinking. The interior in particular, with its heavy use of wood detailing, could be right out of the 1950s.
Remember this? Of course you do, this is Cameron's house (aka the 'Ferrari House') from John Hughes' 80s teen classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. We featured it when the house went up for sale back in 2009 and said back then, if we had the money, we would be all over it. Well, according to Gizmodo, the economic slowdown seems to have hit the luxury property market, so the money required to buy this midcentury gem in Highland Park, Illinois, USA is much less than it was back then.
As you undoubtedly recall, this glass and steel construction was owned by the parents of Cameron Frye and housed the infamous Ferrari, which Cameron and Ferris used to get around town during that 'day off'. That's not included in the sale (it was sold last year) – but you'll find the garage, which is capable of holding up to three cars, classic or not.