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The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman...more
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Ok, so i will be upfront on this....I lived 2 blocks away from this house and walked past it daily. At the time, I knew it was a FLW house, but never really appreciated it for what it was. I decided to visit my old...More
Despite I haven't had a chance to be on a tour inside of a Robie House, I have viewed it from outside and liked it very much as yet another masterpiece of Frank Lloyd Wright in his "Prairie-style" period. 2 other examples of this style...More
Very disappointing. The tour guide lady spoke quickly and quietly despite someone asking her to speak slowly. She was also quite cold as well as unkowledgeable, not sure the other guides were any better.
The house itself isn’t decorated and it is under renovation so...More
The Robie House is regarded as architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, internationally renowned as the greatest example of Prairie School architecture, the first architectural style considered uniquely American. Without this house, much of modern architecture as we know it today might not exist....More
The Frank Lloyd Wright house and studio is wonderful. Great tour with lots of interesting facts about him and his work. His studio was designed just as he did everything else, with a non cluttered place and a place for everything!
The house is one of the most important of Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago structures and is well worth a visit. The foundation is renovating much of the house, but enough remains to be interesting and our guide was engaged and informative. Enjoyed it a lot....More
The Robie House is a truly iconic architectural landmark and needs no recommendation from me. It is definitely worth a pilgrimage, however my only reason for posting this review and giving it 4/5 rather than 5/5 is that at the time of writing (Nov 2018)...More
Touring the house and studio is worth the money but please know that you are rushed through the tour. Our guide was very overbearing, asking us to guess what he was thinking and talking loudly when you didn't get the answer right or didn't move...More
We've been to Robie twice and saw something new each time. There is some remodeling going on in the kitchen/dinning room so I can't wait to go back to see it. You should see all of Frank LLoyd Wright's architecture in Chicago.
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.