Frank lloyd wright’s

John O. Carr House

Near Chicago
5 Rms, 10 Guests
Secluded Location
About Us

Nature and Solitude Just Minutes from Chicago

Built in 1951, this is a Frank Lloyd Wright “Usonian” style home. It’s a design that let’s the building co-exist with the nature around it. Set on a 6 acre wooded estate, the liberal use of glass doors (36 total) bring views of the property seamlessly into the interior.  Inside you’ll find great spans of mohagany ceiling, stone floors, and uniquely designed masonry units complete the warm & earthy feel of the decor.  The 1,900 square foot homes was thoughtfully expanded in 1981 by elongating the existing design, and and carefullt replicating visual elements and materials. This nearly doubled the building size to 3,400 square feet, bringing the total number of bed-rooms to four, and bathrooms to three. 

The Carr House has been in our family since 1965. We welcome you to share in it’s beauty and enjoy the proximity to Chicago and airports.

Brian & Colleen, Your Hosts

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Room & Suites

Accommodations include 4 bedrooms and a spacious pool room with a sleeper-sofa.  

Bedrooms

Baths

Guests

The Master Suite

The most spacious of the bedrooms with a breathtaking view of the forest. You’ll swear you’re in the Northwoods, miles from civilization.

  • Private Bathroom with deep whirlpool tub
  • One Queen Bed
  • Attached semi-private balcony
  • Walk-in closet and large fireplace
Price Per Night

$860

Original Master Bedroom

This was the master bedroom until the 1981 addition created the much larger master suite shown above. Has it’s own fireplace.

  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • One Queen Bed
  • Separate access to the backyard
Price Per Night

$620

Medium Bedroom

This 10′ x 14′ bedroom has ample amounts of natural light, with a long row of windows. It has a view of the backyard and swimming pool.

  • Adjacent Bathroom with tub
  • One Full Bed
  • In the bedroom wing with added privacy
Price Per Night

$540

Small Bedroom

This small bedroom has a single bed and measures roughly 10′ x 10′. Windows look out toward the swimming pool and backyard.

  • Cozy Space
  • Single Bed
  • Our best value
Price Per Night

$480

RELAX & UNWIND

Heated Pool and Acres of Woodland

Pool Open from April through October

Built in 1957, this kidney-shaped swimming pool is reminiscent of the era that brought us Frank Sinatra and the rat pack. 

Year-round tranquility 

The property is a six acre estate that features stately oak trees and natural privacy. Neighbors homes are only visible in winter, and are few in number.

Great for Hiking 

The property is bordered by The Grove nature preserve, offering many opportunities for educational, environmental and historical enjoyment including two historic homes, the Kennicott House and the Redfield Estate.

I needed to get away from my crowded urban community and just decompress. It’s remarkable to feel this removed from suburban Chicago without actually leaving the suburbs.

Dominic Simpson

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Amenities

Free WiFi

Take advantage of hi-speed Internet throughout the home and poolside. 

Free Parking

We can accommodate 6 full-size cars, with covered parking for two of them. 

Bedroom Comforts

All bedrooms have great views of the property. Two have large fireplaces. 

Dishwasher

Modern appliances include a dishwasher and plenty of dishes and glassware. 

Washer & Dryer

Guests are welcome to use the full size washer and dryer units. 

Pool

The swimming pool is kept at 86 degrees from April to October.  

50" LCD Television

While most people are busy looking out the windows, we do have one TV

Four Fireplaces

One of the unique features of this Wright-design is it’s many large fireplaces

Central Air

Though not original to the house, it’s worth mentioning the modern HVAC 

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Checkin & Checkout

Checkin at 3:00pm on day of arrival.  Checkout is 11:00am on day of departure.  Please notify us if you need to modify these times and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be acknowledged at least two weeks before the first day of your booking, or we may charge a 20% cancellation fee.    Please contact us by phone or email.

House Rules

The John O. Carr house has historical significance as one of Wright’s remaining buildings. We appreciate your respect for the house and surrounding property.  Please see the complete list of house rules before booking.

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Location & Nearby Attractions

Explore the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, or head downtown.  We’re just minutes from all Chicago has to offer.  It’s a half hour drive to the beach, and 40 minutes to Wisconsin.

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Nearby Airports

If you fly commercial to O’Hare, enjoy a 20 minute ride during non-rush hour traffic.  Better yet, land your private jet at Chicago Executive and you’re just 10 minutes away. If Midway is your best option, it’s typically no more than an hour’s drive.

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Guest Reviews

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