William E. Martin Residence (1902), Oak Park, Illinois


The William E. Martin Residence was constructed in 1902 of plaster with wood trim and is said to have “one of the greatest interiors of the Prairie era.” The trim defines the entire first floor and a second strip defines each separate space. The decks add to the definition. The third floor is scaled to be used as a child’s playroom. Subdivided into three apartments for some years, the house was restored to single-family use in 1945.

 
Location: 636 North East Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60302
 


Sources:
William Allin Storrer, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1995), #61.
Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright Field Guide (2005), p. 310.