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Charnley-Persky House

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Oh the woodwork!

The Charnley-Perky House is a gem. How wonderful it is being preserved. Anyone who loves... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda L
Cincinnati, Ohio
Architecture -- It's All in the Details

It seems that Louis Sullivan designed the overall "modern" concept of this relatively small and... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Rebecca B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610-2144
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Charnley-Persky House has an interesting and unusual design and is most notable as having been designed by one famous architect - Louis Sullivan - with help from another even more famous one - a young Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour of the house is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Charnley-Perky House is a gem. How wonderful it is being preserved. Anyone who loves architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright design, wood-working and an appreciation of master craftsmanship will enjoy visiting this landmark.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It seems that Louis Sullivan designed the overall "modern" concept of this relatively small and intimate home for the Charnleys, but Frank Lloyd Wright designed the details. Beautiful examples of both architects' work. There are no original furnishings, and there is no attempt to recreate...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is billed as the first modern house, and all you have to do is look around the neighboring houses to see why. The Sullivan designed exterior is free of excess ornamentation. Inside is magical, with a large skylight and beautiful design elements that appear...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been going to Chicago for years but have never heard of this place. Apparently, I’m not alone. When I went for a free lunchtime tour, there were only four of us and I’m guessing that’s par for the course. This is a really lovely,...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Limited hours: I saw on a Saturday. Took time to walk the neighborhood beforehand and marvel. Not only at the contrast between age contemporaries of this building, but the general ambiance. Yes I understand why people pay big bucks to live in places like this....More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is where it all began. The James Charnley House in Chicago represents an early benchmark in the development of Frank Lloyd Wright, who as a draftsman and designer in the office of noted architect Louis Sullivan contributed significantly to its design. Located at 1365...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This National Historic building was designed and built in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and a very young Frank Lloyd Wright. Take the tour round the house to see the early influences on Wright's career. At this time he was working for Adler and Sullivan but...More

1  Thank Peach P
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Entrance is not via the main door, but by a side gate. The house is in an impressive district which is worth a walk around. Stunning house both inside and out. Clearly part of the tradition and development that includes Frank Lloyd Wright. I have...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a great house and a must do if you are interested in architecture in Chicago. Very interesting to see the Louis Sullivan details and the start of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas on open planning. Easy to book on line and perhaps better on...More

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