1365 N. Astor St. | Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright for James and Helen Charnley in 1891, the Charnley-Persky House is one of a handful of extant buildings that display the combined talents of these two remarkable architects. The design is a culmination of Sullivan’s experiments with simplification of surface and mass that had evolved in his commercial work of the prior three years, and would be the basis for the later Prairie style developed by Wright. Recognized as a seminal house in the development of modern residential design, today the Charnley-Persky House serves as the headquarters for the Society of Architectural Historians.
Behind the Scenes Access: Wander through and learn about the home from some expertly trained Charnley-Persky House docents.
Architect(s): Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, 1891-1892