Hills-DeCario House in Oak Park

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Hills-DeCario House
Formerly:Edward R. Hills House

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Frank Lloyd Wright in all his glory, but something's not quite right here. It feels a little like one of those stucco McMansions you see in the American South. The problem is that the Hills-DeCaro House used to look entirely different. It wasn't a Wright design from the ground up. Instead, Wright got his hands on it after it was moved to its present location, so he was somewhat bound by the previous architect. Still, he certainly did make it his own, from the front porch to the pitch of the roof to the horizontal row of windows hanging over the first floor, this home ended up Wright-ian through and through.

Quick Facts
Timeline
  • 1976: The home was severely damaged by fire during renovation.
  • January 7, 2002: This building was named an Oak Park landmark.
Notes
  • This house was renovated by Frank Lloyd Wright
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  The Hills/DeCaro House has been further restored by its current owners, who have made meticulous, beautiful and stylistically authentic improvements, especially in the interior. It's a knockout.

Robert Streit - Friday, February 16th, 2007 @ 3:52pm  

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