The Wright Stuff
Rent one of Chicago’s most historic homes
Michael Jordan. Al Capone. Oprah. President Obama.
Chicago has certainly had its share of famous residents. But none changed the landscape of the city quite like Frank Lloyd Wright--which is why we’re so psyched that his Emil Bach House has finally opened its doors to visitors. (Cue your dad going into architecture-buff hysterics.)
The kitchen and baths in the three-bedroom home were recently updated, but much of the house still looks the way it did in Wright’s time--down to the original plaster walls, painted in Anna Bach's favorite "sun-shine yellow.” The dark walnut counters, exposed-brick walls and huge fireplace are particularly Wright-esque.
You can stop by for a tour any Wednesday ($12; times listed here). Or you can rent the place for an overnight visit, which will run you a mere $750 a night through June 1 (when it goes up to $1,495).
Though the house was built in 1915, there are modern amenities like Wi-Fi, laundry and flatscreen TVs. We’re pretty sure Frank would approve of binge-watching decorating shows.
The Emil Bach House, 7415 N. Sheridan Rd.; emilbachhouse.com