Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick Bagley House Dodges Demolition and Will Be Restored


Contemporary view of the Bagley House. Image Courtesy of Patrick Mahoney, AIA

Contemporary view of the Bagley House. Image Courtesy of Patrick Mahoney, AIA

Less than two months ago, the future of an 1894 Dutch Colonial-style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright wasn’t looking all that bright after it hit the market for $1.3 million in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, Illinois. As of this week, however, the historic Frederick Bagley House, described by the nonprofit Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy as a “unique and irreplaceable” early work of Wright, has found a very happy ending—or, more aptly, a new beginning.

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