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Frank Lloyd Wright's Home

America's most renowned architect lived and worked in this complex, which served as private residence, studio and architectural laboratory for the first twenty years of his career, between 1889 (when he was 22) and 1909. Wright's haven started out as a simple cottage and was continually added on to by the architect, resulting in unusual features such as a balcony suspended on chains. The complex is administered by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, which offers guided tours with trained professionals. The neighbourhood of Oak Park contains the world's largest concentration of Wright-designed buildings and self-guided exterior audio tours of the 26 structures in the area are available.

Address: 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park

Website: www.wrightplus.org

Telephone: (312) 994-4000

Opening times: Tour hours: 10am to 4pm daily. Museum shop: 9am to 5pm.

Admission: Guided tours: $15 (adults), $12 (youth 11-18).