The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago featured some of the grandest neoclassical buildings ever created, but they seemed too ornate and ostentatious to many of the city’s young, rising architects – among them, Frank Lloyd Wright. In reaction, Wright and other enterprising architects created the first authentic American design: the Prairie style.
Prairie homes are dominated by horizontal lines, which Wright felt made them uniquely American – echoing the open lands and huge lots on which many Prairie School homes were built. Prairie homes also commonly have low-pitched roofs, wide overhanging eves, porches and prominent square support pillars.
In this McCulloch Construction project in Eastmoreland, we removed a second-floor attic and rebuilt the entire existing 1½ story Ranch into a handsome Prairie style home.