Robie House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright between 1908-1910. Address: 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Hyde Park. 9000 + square feet.
This house is acknowledged to be the greatest example of the Prairie School style of architecture and design. The architectural community named Wright's designs as Prairie style because of the way his buildings and interiors reflected the US Midwestern prairie landscape.
Strong horizontal features were prominent in Wright's architecture and interiors. To him, this created the sense of shelter that was desirable in a house. Other aspects of the horizontal showed up strongly in the cantilevered roofs and rectangular layout of the floors of the house. Running rows of art glass windows and even the color and placement of the exterior brick mortar were chosen to enhance the horizontal.
The Robie House is Wright's best example of Prairie Style, an architectural style that was considered uniquely American.