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Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

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Address: 120 N Ballas Rd, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3405
Phone Number: 314-822-8359
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Excellent tour!

Tour was fantastic, house and story are interesting! Docent was very knowledgeable. Listen to them when they limit attendance of children, a little long for attention span of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tour was fantastic, house and story are interesting! Docent was very knowledgeable. Listen to them when they limit attendance of children, a little long for attention span of typical child.

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Thank Donna D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've taken guided-tours of all the Wright-designed homes in Oak Park (Chicago, IL) as well as some of his commercial buildings. The home in Ebsworth Park is an excellent example of his work at the apex of his career. If you already have an appreciation for his designs, you won't be disappointed by taking this tour! If you've never experiences... More 

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Thank RebecaEleria
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an example of Wright's Utopian home. We have visited other Wright homes, but this is the one I found most interesting and it was right in my backyard! There are few square corners in this house!

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Thank zenser
Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a diversion that will only take an hour or two, this sculpture called a house is yet another example of the genius of FLW. We're so lucky to have it preserved right in our own neighborhood.

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Thank Grey Irish O
Manchester, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kraus family got FLW to design this house for them... and they stuck to his exact plan... including the furnishings even the trapezoid shaped bed... basically untouched FLW design from roof to floor... nearly exactly the same as it was the day it was completed in the 50's.

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Thank DaveSegasture
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning example of FLW's Usonian style, the house was built for the Krauses in the 1950s at their request. After 10 years of fund-raising and negotiation it was bought by a trust to preserve it intact and has been carefully restored. All the furniture is original, which makes it unique, as does its setting in parkland bought by Mr... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Even if you do not 'geek-out' on architecture, the Kraus House will give you an opportunity to see an unusual yet beautiful house where even the mattress was designed by the architect.

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Thank Virginia H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is an exceptional home. It contains all of its original Frank Lloyd Wright designed furniture. It has been beautifully restored! Our docent was very pleasant and very knowledgeable. You must make reservations to take the tour.

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great insight into Lloyd Wright's architecture. Our first visit to one of his homes; tour guide, Anne, told interesting stories; recommend this tour for anyone who likes to learn about unique homes and Usonian architecture.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

It's not every day you have an opportunity to see excellent architecture with furnishings preserved at museum quality in you own backyard. I highly recommend that you tour the Kraus House in Ebsworth Park (part of St Louis County parks) in Kirkwood. This was my second visit in less than one year. I learned even more fascinating information about this... More 

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