The Emil Bach House (1915), Frank Lloyd Wright (photo by James Caulfield courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust).
Visitors this spring will get a chance tostep inside one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s more intimate homes on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s new tour of the Emil Bach House in Chicago. Meticulously restored to its original 1915 appearance by Harboe Architects, the Emil Bach House is open this spring and summer for public tours.
Built for Emil Bach, president of Chicago’s Bach Brick Co, the house was executed between Wright’s return from Europe in 1911 and his departure to Japan in 1916 to oversee construction of the Imperial Hotel.
In contrast to the expansive, open Prairie houses Wright designed prior to his time in Europe, the Bach House is strongly centered with self-contained built-ins and striking window designs. It looks toward the architect's future stylistic directions in its crisp geometry and efficient scale.
Available for private meetings and even a vacation rental property, The Emil Bach House will be open for touring through September 24th and 45-minute tours take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. For more information, visit flwright.org.
The Chicago-based non-profit Frank Lloyd Wright Trust provides public tours and educational programs at major Wright-designed structures, including his Home and Studio (1889/1898), in Oak Park, Ill.; The Rookery Light Court (1905-07) in the Chicago Loop; Unity Temple (1905-08) in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10) in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood; as well as Emil Bach House (1915) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. For more information about Wright programming or the Emil Bach House tours, visit flwright.org.
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