Traditional Prairie

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, groupings of vertically proportioned 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.


• Deep Roof Overhangs
• Low-Pitched, Hip Roof Forms
• Horizontal Groupings of Vertically
Proportioned Windows and Corner
Window Elements
• Horizontal Orientation
• Brick and Stucco Exterior with
Horizontal Banding
• Low, Masonry Landscape Walls
Incorporated into Design