Frank Lloyd Wright's Coonley House For Sale

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 22, 2010 7:00PM

A Frank Lloyd Wright treasure in Riverside is up for sale. Per Curbed Chicago, the Coonley House is for sale for a cool $2.89 million.

The 6,000 square-foot home was built between 1908 and 1912; Wright called Coonley House his "best work" in his 1932 autobiography. Coonley House's adjoining gardens were designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen, who utilized Wright's hardscaping plan with his own. The landscaping includes a reflecting pool, oak trees that predate the home, and hawthorns planted by Jensen.

The seller, former Argonne National Labratory director Dean Eastman, restored the gardens to Jensen's original design and updated the artwork, bathrooms and mechanicals when he wasn't leading the charge to find the latest quark.