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Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. May Learn how and when to remove this template message The Avery Coonley House built —12 in Riverside, Illinois, is located on a unique small peninsula surrounded by the Des Plaines River.
Of the few estates that Frank Lloyd Wright developed, it is one of his largest and most elaborate prairie school -homes ever built. It is one of just three multi-building prairie complexes built by the famed architect. The Coonley house is also the first example in Wright's work of a zoned plan.
The raised second floor includes three zones: The public area living room and dining roomthe bedroom wing with its pendant guest wing and finally the kitchen and servants areas.
The original residence was oversquare-feet and built on a ten-acre parcel. The entrance halls, playroom and sewing room are on the ground floor.
An entire complex of interrelated buildings with extensive raised and sunken gardens was designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen.
The main structure of the Avery Coonley Estate is the public-living room wing, located on Bloomingbank Road and behind that facing Scottswood Road is the bedroom wing of the mansion. The complex also includes a separate stable-coach house and gardener's cottage Along with the Robie Housethe Coonley Estate represents the maturation of Wright's Prairie Style, typified by wide overhanging eaves, bands of art glass casement windows, free-flowing interior spaces and the harmonious blending of site and structure.
Avery Coonley, a Chicago industrialist and his wife, Queene Ferry of the Detroit-based Ferry Seed Company, were both heirs to industrial fortunes and had an unlimited budget to commission a new residence.
The Coonleys had investigated Wright's other homes and told him that they saw in his work "the countenances of principle".
Wright stated in his autobiography that "This was to me a great and sincere compliment. So I put my best into the Coonley House. He designed all the features and furnishings within the home, including rugs and textiles. Wright had been rumored to have designed dresses worn by Queene Ferry to compliment the interior surroundings.
The designs of the Coonley House were included in his exhibition at the Chicago Architectural Club. Construction began a year later.
A philanthropic couple, The Coonleys had progressive beliefs which included early education for children.The Dorothy H. Turkel House is a private residence located at West 7 Mile Road in north-central Detroit, Michigan, within the Palmer Woods neighborhood.
It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in The Dorothy H. Turkel House is the only Wright-designed building within the city limits of Detroit. The spacious, two-story residence also represents a rare example of Usonian.
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