a 1900 two story prairie style home

Prairie Style

Emerging from the Chicago area around the early 1900’s, the Prairie style movement of architecture was founded and popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright after he published building plans entitled “A House in a Prairie Town”.  Drawing inspiration from the Arts & Crafts era, this style of architecture uses common modern elements such as wide overhangs, low or flat cantilevered roofs, large use of windows, and incorporated built-in handmade craftsmanship throughout.  These homes were thought to be “married to the ground” and compliment the long, low landscape of the Midwest. 


black and white photo of prairie style
prairie style home
two story prairie style house
robie house by frank llyod wright

KEY FEATURES :

Large overhang roofs

Lower Pitched Roofs

Continuous band of windows and corner windows

Horizontal orientation

Brick exterior