Emil Bach Home in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago is the only Wright property in Illinois available as a vacation and event rental
It was interesting to experience the fluidity Frank Lloyd Wright created as we moved throughout the home. I love the combination of a historic renovation with modern amenities. I could see myself moving right into the house.
CHICAGO September 18, 2018
Community members and Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts enjoyed a late-summer evening of music, architecture and history at the Emil Bach House After Hours event on Thursday, Sept. 13. The beautifully restored home built in 1915 is Chicago’s only Frank Lloyd Wright designed rental property.
The event hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust had volunteers on hand to explain the meticulous two-year restoration as guests wandered through the home. Wine and appetizers were served, and a live band played on the large outdoor grounds that includes a beautiful Japanese Tea House and Gardens.
“It was a great opportunity for people to see the space in a unique, relaxed way,” says Christina Ruscitti, director of tour operations and guest experience at the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. “The event allowed visitors to see the architectural significance of the home and experience how the space can be enjoyed as a rental.”
The Emil Bach House is an expression of Frank Lloyd Wright’s creativity just before his work shifted stylistic focus. The first-floor is anchored by a central fireplace, which the living room and dining area wrap around, and an enclosed kitchen completes the encircling rooms. Built-in seating around the hearth, along the front windows, and a built-in dining table maximize space for circulation.
Guinevere Guilford from Grayslake, Illinois attended the event to learn about the detailed renovation.
“It was interesting to experience the fluidity Frank Lloyd Wright created as we moved throughout the home,” says Guilford. “I love the combination of a historic renovation with modern amenities. I could see myself moving right into the house.”
The Emil Bach House includes two bedrooms, two hallway bathrooms and a study. Whole house rentals are available for up to six guests and it is a perfect venue to host intimate events.
Special holiday rates are available in November and December. Guests can also add a holiday party for up to 20 people for five hours for $650. Call 773-654-3959 for details and special pricing. For more information visit emilbachhouse.com.
The Emil Bach House is part of TAWANI Enterprises Stone Heritage Collection, a luxury group of historic bed & breakfast properties and unique event spaces.
About TAWANI Enterprises
TAWANI Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago, specializes in the development, investment, management and preservation of real estate properties in the Chicago area. The company represents a diversified portfolio of iconic brands, such as the Stone Heritage Collection, TAWANI’s hospitality arm of thoughtfully designed lodging and event spaces, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation. Properties under the Stone Heritage Collection include Stone Terrace, Stone Porch by the Lake, Lang House, The Emil Bach House, Mayne Stage and The Lincoln Way Inn. For more information, visit http://www.tawanienterprises.com.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, owner of Wright’s Home and Studio, is a leading national nonprofit organization based in Chicago, an area with the largest concentration of original Wright sites in the world. The Trust operates public tours and programs at five Chicago area historic sites: Wright’s Home and Studio (1889/1898) and Unity Temple (1905-08) in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10) in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood; The Rookery Light Court (1905) in the Chicago Loop; and Emil Bach House (1915) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. The Trust is preservation steward of the Home and Studio and Robie House. Two of the Trust’s sites, Robie House and Unity Temple, have been nominated for World Heritage designation. For more information, visit flwright.org.
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