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“Husband's a FLW buff”

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Kirkwood
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st. louis, mo
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Husband's a FLW buff”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I bought tickets as a birthday surprise for my husband - he loved it! One of the other people on our small tour group was one of the people who had helped build the house - he had all kinds of behind-the-scenes information that really made the tour special.

4 Thank Justmycupoftea
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Clayton, Missouri
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42 reviews
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“Brilliant in its small scale”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

The house is small in scale and full of innovations for its time, such as built in ledges and original furniture. Even though it is not spectacular in scale it is worth seeing because it was built to accommodate a more modest budget.

Visited January 2012
3 Thank idasp
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O Fallon, MO
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31 reviews
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“A must see for FLW fans”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

If you are a fan of FLW....this is a must see example of a Unsonian home. A phone call in advance typically gets you into a planned tour. As with most FLW properties, no pics inside but there are plenty of good opportunities of the exterior.

3 Thank bowhook
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“Ditto the first review”
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We visited the house on a Saturday morning. Only 4 others on the tour. Very intimate. The house is quite interesting. If you like FLW houses, this will trip your trigger. All the furnishing are still there, including the fabrics. Unique.

The tour ran almost two hours since the group was so small and the docent really wanted to share her enthusiasm about the house.

Visited July 2011
4 Thank 52761
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“The Secret of the Taliesin Tree Lamp”
Reviewed 22 April 2010

Frank Llyod Wright constructed this house for the Kraus couple. It was finished after a decade and a half as one of his late works in the mid 1950s. You will find it in Kirkwood. Make sure to bring a good map and to get some directions how to find it.

The house is really worthwhile visiting for several reasons: All furniture and fabrics designed by Wright have been preserved (including the Taliesin Tree Lamp which you will see, when you join a tour of the house). The tour can only be done in small groups of up to ten people and was done by an amazingly knowledgable tour guide.
If you plan to join of of these tours, you should make a telephone reservation by phone [--]. The tours start with a short 15-minute video and are continued inside the house. It ends in the lovely landscape garden where the house is nestled in.
There is also a little gift or book shop where you can purchase one or the other book about Frank Llloyd Wright's houses.

The homepage of the house's preservation society (http://www.ebsworthpark.org) can be consulted for all details concerning your tour planning. It also gives a good overview on the long construction history and all the obstacles that the Kraus couple had to overcome before finally moving in their new home. All efforts seemed to be fruitful: In the meantime, the home has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you happen to be in or around St. Louis, make sure not to miss this little treasure which definitely makes a nice contrast to what you might have been visiting in St. Louis.

4 Thank ArchitectTour
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