Last weekend there was something called the Open House Chicago which I participated in and it was AMAZING! Basically what it is, is that the city of Chicago opens some beautiful architectural land marks to the public for FREE!
Everything about this event was screaming my name. Although I’m not a practicing interior designer, I’ve always had a love for beautiful architecture and well designed spaces. Chicago has so much architectural history that I could not pass up this opportunity.
While studying interior design in school, one of the big names that came up often was Frank Lloyd Wright who is from Chicago! His home and studio was on this list of places to see too! He essentially is the one who started the Prairie Style Architecture which is the style of the houses in Oak Park, the area that I chose to visit.
In this post I will show you pictures of our fist stop, The Pleasant Home.
The Pleasant Home
This house was designed by architect George W. Maher in the early 20th century and is considered one of our country’s most distinguished examples of prairie school architecture.
It is a 30 room mansion but we were only allowed to see the fist floor.
Here’s the kitchen and a display of some kitchen gadgets from that time:
The dining room:
And then there was this room…I would not mind sitting here all day! One of my favorite things about this house was that there were several areas with huge windows. Yay for natural lighting!
And here are a couple of details found in the house:
So what do you think? Would you like living here?