The Arthur Heurtley House

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1902

The Arthur Heurtley House was in poor condition until Ed and Diana Baehren, who purchased the house in 1997, completed a five year long museum-grade restoration of it. A documentary video of the restoration, with commentary by architectural historian H. Allen Brooks, is available.

Ken and Patty Hunt purchased the Heurtley House in 2007 and have lived in it ever since.

Here are some old family pictures of the house. The quoted comments were written by Grace Crampton Heurtley, Arthur's wife, around 1906. These images are copyright © 1998-1999 by Helen Berkeley and Allen Heurtley and are used here with permission. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

Mary Ann Sullivan of Bluffton College has an excellent art history image archive site with some more recent images of the house.

Click on a small image to download and display a larger image.

"South West exposure" "Oak Park, Ill. Frank Lloyd Wright house" Note the old car in the driveway.
"Dining room - 2nd floor looking towards Library. Indirect lighting along eaves." "Dining room looking north into breakfast bay." "Library looking southeast." "Library looking south."
"Music room." "Music room - 1st floor - South windows" "Music room looking north." "Upper porch from Library hall"
"Upper hall. Head of stairs." "Interesting view looking out from porch - from front door" A large old oak tree that used to be in the backyard. Richard W. Heurtley and Arthur Heurtley.