Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Robie House renovation has finally come to an end.
The house, which was recognized as a National Historic Monument in 1963, was closed for eight weeks in order to complete the 11-million-dollar construction project. Focusing on the house’s structure, exterior, and interior, all the home’s renovations remain true to the original vision of the home. “During the restoration process a textured lime-putty plaster technique was applied to the walls, replicating Wright’s original process.” Upon construction completion, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust now offers visitors a 30-minute audio walking tour, as well as an extended 50-minute and 90-minute tour. There are even some of Wright’s original furniture pieces on display within the house which were donated by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. “In 1997, the university, which owns the house, entered into an agreement with the trust to manage, operate, and restore it.”
All the new interior work reflects Wright’s original plans; including the wall textures, lighting, windows and doors, millwork, and cabinetry. Semitransparent wall paint was even applied in several different layers in order to recreate his original color palette.
For more information on the Robie House Renovation, visit: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/frank-lloyd-wright-robie-house
To schedule a tour of the Famed Robie House, visit: https://flwright.org/visit/robiehouse
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