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Frank Lloyd Wright's George Furbeck House Finally Sold

Guess how much the buyer got off the original list price?

The George Furbeck House in Oak Park.
The George Furbeck House in Oak Park.

Built in 1897 and designated an Oak Park landmark in 2002, the George Furbeck House at 223 N. Euclid Avenue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been on the market, off the market and back on. Well, it's finally sold. We rang in 2013 with the home listed at $949,000, but it sold this week for just $650,000.

"This house marked the beginning of a three-year period of experimentation by Wright, that would result in the birth" of his Prairie style of design, according to Paul E. Sprague's book on Wright in Oak Park. "Today, this splendid house is largely unchanged on the inside from its original design."

The bricked-in porch was added in 1920. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the three-story home features 3,951 square feet of living space.

The selling price is a far cry from the $2.4 million asking price for a Frank Lloyd Wright home in River Forest, called the Winslow House, that hit the market in December.

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