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Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

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Address: 120 N Ballas Rd, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3405
Phone Number: +1 314-822-8359
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Well Spent Money

For me & my Frank Lloyd Wright admiring companion, this was a well-spent $10 p.p. donation for 75 minutes of superior, docent-guided tour including a 17 minute informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Southfield, Michigan
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Southfield, Michigan
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551 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For me & my Frank Lloyd Wright admiring companion, this was a well-spent $10 p.p. donation for 75 minutes of superior, docent-guided tour including a 17 minute informative Ebsworth Park (Russ Kraus) house tour. Mary, our docent took 8 of us to see nearly "every last inch" of the house's fascinating interior. Parking is free and plentiful. A clean little... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wright created a masterpiece creation nestled in a fantastic wooded area of Kirkwood! It is fascinating to see how he planned every aspect of life inThe the building - form, fit, *and* function! The shock comes when one tours the property and thinks of questions like, .. "where would we put a television'? "Why is there no storage?" - We... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's not Falling water...it's not even the Dana Thomas House or Robie House, but it's St. Louis's only FLW house that's open for public tours and any FLW fan will enjoy it. The house is in great condition. The foundation has really worked hard to restore it. Our guide was very knowledgable. The tour took about an hour. There were... More 

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1 Thank bellyd
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Tour was fantastic, house and story are interesting! Docent was very knowledgeable. Listen to them when they limit attendance of children, a little long for attention span of typical child.

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1 Thank Donna D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've taken guided-tours of all the Wright-designed homes in Oak Park (Chicago, IL) as well as some of his commercial buildings. The home in Ebsworth Park is an excellent example of his work at the apex of his career. If you already have an appreciation for his designs, you won't be disappointed by taking this tour! If you've never experiences... More 

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1 Thank RebecaEleria
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an example of Wright's Utopian home. We have visited other Wright homes, but this is the one I found most interesting and it was right in my backyard! There are few square corners in this house!

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Thank zenser
Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

For a diversion that will only take an hour or two, this sculpture called a house is yet another example of the genius of FLW. We're so lucky to have it preserved right in our own neighborhood.

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Thank Grey Irish O
Manchester, Missouri
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Kraus family got FLW to design this house for them... and they stuck to his exact plan... including the furnishings even the trapezoid shaped bed... basically untouched FLW design from roof to floor... nearly exactly the same as it was the day it was completed in the 50's.

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Thank DaveSegasture
London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A stunning example of FLW's Usonian style, the house was built for the Krauses in the 1950s at their request. After 10 years of fund-raising and negotiation it was bought by a trust to preserve it intact and has been carefully restored. All the furniture is original, which makes it unique, as does its setting in parkland bought by Mr... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Even if you do not 'geek-out' on architecture, the Kraus House will give you an opportunity to see an unusual yet beautiful house where even the mattress was designed by the architect.

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