The lone house in Elmhurst that was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright was listed recently for $1.1 million after a more than 18-month hiatus during which the home was rented out.
Known as the F.B. Henderson House and located on South Kenilworth Avenue, southeast of Elmhurst College, the six-bedroom, 5,500-square-foot, Prairie-style home first came on the market in 2007 for $2 million. Between 2012 and 2015, it was listed in descending amounts from $1.33 million down to $950,000 before it was rented out in 2015 and taken off the market. It was relisted in May for $1.1 million.
The mansion's listing price is higher than its 2015 asking price of $950,000 because "the market was better when we … put it on the market," listing agent Marilyn Fisher of L.W. Reedy said, referring to the market's state in May. "The price may come down."
Built in 1901, the Henderson house is on "an estatelike, 0.52-acre lot," Fisher said, and is in very good condition, particularly its interior.
"It has unbelievable rooms on the first floor. You come into this huge foyer and gallery-type room and then go into this huge expanse. To your right is this half octagon-shaped room, which is the library, then the living room and then the dining room, which kind of mirrors the library."
The house has 80 feet of original stained glass, four full baths, three fireplaces, a wine cellar, an English basement and an outdoor terrace.
"It's a big house," Fisher said. "It's going to take the right buyer."
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.