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Robie House

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Address: 5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698
Phone Number: +1 312-994-4000
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The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of...

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. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance. Public tours are available Thursday - Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Social events and family programs are hosted on weekends throughout the year. Robie House is also available for facility rentals and special events. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website to learn more.

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If you like architecture, this is a must

Called the quintisential example of "Praire Style" architecture. This Frank Lloyd Wright designed house just oozes with wonderful spaces which easily flow from room to room. It... read more

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Malibu, California
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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Called the quintisential example of "Praire Style" architecture. This Frank Lloyd Wright designed house just oozes with wonderful spaces which easily flow from room to room. It is as fine an example of why Wright was is so highly praised. The house really does have a "feel" to it, not mysterious but surprisingly comfortable, like you could move in tomorrow... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located on the campus of the University of Chicago in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park, the Robie House is a must-see for Prairie School style design fans, and FLW fans in general. The windows, lighting, rugs, furniture and textiles are all indicative of FLW's style and design. I also upgraded for a tour, which was fun and very... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They are still restoring the Robie House after many years as a dormitory for seminarians. Many of the decorating features typical of Wright are not as evident as in other properties. The docents were very knowledgeable and were able to fill in the blanks that the restoration has not yet done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love architecture and in particular 20's century architecture then go there. It's a must-see in Chicago.

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is another of the great houses of FLW. The tour was well done, especially by our host, Tom Phillips. He was fun, informative, patient, and just a great guide!

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Corsicana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are realtors so we enjoy these types of tours. We were fascinated by the designs and windows in this home! It was about a 20 minute uber from Trump Tower on a Sunday afternoon. We highly suggest touring this home.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Robie House was a great experience. The tour groups were small enough that you could interact with the guide, see the house in detail, and ask questions. If you love Frank Lloyd Wright (I do), you absolutely have to stop for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-see for Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts or those who are into architecture. As the tour explains, Wright developed a new architectural vocabulary, which finds its apogee in the Robie House. The house is beautifully preserved, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is working on restoring it to its full glory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than Falling water, this is the best example of the prairie style of architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was the first reinforced, cast in place concrete structure used in residential buildings. The linear cantilevers accent how Wright wanted the buildings to appear to have grown out of the ground. It sits in the middle of a modern day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit which has to be in everyone's "bucket" list. Two caveats: 1) Reserve on line the tour day and time ahead of your visit; and 2) Save on a $25 one-way cab ride from downtown by taking the Metra commuter line train ($3.75 one way on weekdays - cheaper on weekends - to the 55-56-57th Street Station) and walk... More 

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Staying in Hyde Park

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Hyde Park
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.