In suburban Chicago in 1893, Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the first Prairie-style house, and it’s still a common style throughout the Midwest. Prairie houses come in two styles–boxy and symmetrical or low-slung and asymmetrical. Roofs are low-pitched, with wide eaves. Brick and clapboard are the most common building materials. Other details: rows of casement windows; one-story porches with massive square supports; and stylized floral and circular geometric terra-cotta or masonry ornamentation around doors, windows, and cornices. (Realtor.Org)
Any Prairie’s in Atlanta? I need pictures
Cool website: www.Prairiemod.com (love this site)
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The Frederic C. Robie House in Chicago is widely considered Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest example of the Prairie style. It was built in 1909.
Some of the first houses built in the United States were Cape Cods. The original colonial Cape Cod homes were shingle-sided, one-story cottages with no dormers. During the mid-20th century, the small, uncomplicated Cape Cod shape became popular in suburban developments. A 20th-century Cape Cod is square or rectangular with one or one-and-a-half stories and steeply pitched, gabled roofs. It may have dormers and shutters. The siding is usually clapboard or brick.
FMLS#3798891 3bed/2.5bath home in historic Avondale Estates LP $378,459
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We missed it! There was an auction for this home on Saturday, Nov 8th at 11am. MLS #: 3696873 . 6bedroom 1.5bath home. I wonder if it sold…
Home prices in Macon, GA are nothing to laugh about- List Price for this 1905 “Georgian Colonial” $1.5mil. “This building boasts 9,200 s/f over three floors with a loft and a elevator. ”