Surface magazine invited a handful of connoisseurs to share their favorite Frank Lloyd Wright project on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Ferrone's comments on the Harley Bradley House in Kankakee, Illinois:
“I recently toured this incredible property and was struck by the dramatic overhanging eaves that define the house, along with the way the home and carriage house and stable are positioned on the property; the river gently bends around the site and can be seen from all the rooms. Perhaps my most favorite detail was the door designed and proportioned specifically for the owner’s one cow, a first for Wright. The other detail that was striking was the use of color in the stained-glass window—white and deep red details of abstract flowers were not the typical color pallete choices for Wright. This home was the genesis of his Prairie Style and from which all other homes drew inspiration. It’s a hidden gem few know about given it’s rural location forty-five minutes outside of Chicago.”
More in the Surface article by Renata Mosci.