frank lloyd wright's kenneth laurent house up for auction
frank lloyd wright's kenneth laurent house up for auction frank lloyd wright's kenneth laurent house up for auction
nov 24, 2011

frank lloyd wright's kenneth laurent house up for auction

kenneth laurent house’ by frank lloyd wright, rockford, illinois all images courtesy of wright




prairie school architect frank lloyd wright’s ‘kenneth laurent house’ in rockford, illinois is up for auction by chicago-based international auction house wright. designed for a wheelchair-bound veteran and constructed between 1949 and 1952, the residence is the architect’s first exploration of an open plan arrangement within the form of an ellipse, which recurrently appeared in his work throughout the 1950s. the 2,500 square foot dwelling arranges three bedrooms and two bathrooms within a flowing and gently curved space to provide accessibility for the inhabitants.


the laurent family frequented taliesin, wright’s personal home in spring green, wisconsin which eventually led to the commission of the residence’s custom interior furnishings and later addition. a pair of barrel chairs, panel armchairs, six hassocks, various tables, and wrought iron fireplace grates are included in the sale. other original furnishings from taliesin include a dining table and chairs, slatted wall lights and decorative screens. occurring on december 15, 2011, the single story structure and 1.3 acre property which has been maintained by the original owners since its creation is projected to sell for 500,000 to 700,000 USD.

sitting area overlooking veranda

living area

detail of inlaid wooden screen

reading area

shelf detail

signature tile


exterior of the home and property

  • …3…2…1….meins!

    Frankie Fan says:
  • lovely house

    dbkii says:
  • Wish I had the cash!

    Njikers says:
  • i bid for the signature tile.

    nelson d reyes architect says:
  • the line of couches that view the garden

    M says:
  • the chair in the reading area, the whole house works

    designdesign says:
  • It is perfection!!! The openness and movement of it are so natural and inviting. It’s like a beautiful sophisticated treehouse.
    It only made me sad to think that I would never own it!!

    Anna Carter says:
  • With all the built ins!

    Tom S. says:

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