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Set in a lovely local park, this house is chock full of history and interesting stories abound... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
jmkeith01
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London, United Kingdom
A different experience of Prairie style architecture

One thing is for sure, Pleasant home is an offbeat place to visit. I was the lone visitor when I... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Yuan86
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Set in a lovely local park, this house is chock full of history and interesting stories abound. It's definitely worth the minimal fee to get in, but if you're tall, you will come out with a sore back. It's not like the doctor's; it's much...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We thought we would be seeing some Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia here, but that has moved on to another location. Instead this is a very nicely appointed home that is open for free on Thursdays. Weren't we lucky? It's in a relaxing park as well....More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

One thing is for sure, Pleasant home is an offbeat place to visit. I was the lone visitor when I visited the house on a July Sunday. Frankly, the house lacks the distinct, innovative and lovely features shared by many Frank Lloyd Wright works. And...More

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Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Yuan, I'm glad you had the chance to visit Pleasant Home in July - I'm sure it was pretty hot inside! You're right, George Maher's take on Prairie Style was much different than his contemporary, FLWright, but what a great way to compare &...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is worth a look. The grounds are lovely and there are beautiful interior details beginning with the art glass at the front entrance.More

Thank Jean L
Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you Jean, I'm glad you could make it to Pleasant Home and enjoy the surroundings. Did you know we are set to restore the two large exterior stained glass windows as well as the original matching windows from the two entryway doors (haven't been...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

I visited this mansion for free during the 2016 Open House Chicago event. Do not miss a chance to tour this place. There was no wait to enter but this large house was full of visitors. Interior photography was allowed during the event.More

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Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

So glad you could make it to Pleasant Home for last year's Open House Chicago (the first time Oak Park was included in the tour)! I hope you can visit us again for one of our many cultural, educational or community programs. Sincerely, Heidi Ruehle-May...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016

We planned our daughter's wedding here few years ago (2007 to be exact) Really nice setting, beautiful decor, very elegant and well styled. Great, helpful staff. Perfect location.

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Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We love being a part of special moments in life, especially weddings! Hope to see you again for one of our many artistic, educational or community programs. Sincerely, Heidi Ruehle-May Pleasant Home Foundation Executive Director

Reviewed 27 July 2016

Pleasant Home is a spectacular older mansion well worth seeing, sort of Prairie style meets the Gilded Age.

Thank FullProf99
Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review of Pleasant Home! I enjoyed your description of "Prairie Style meets the Gilded Age" - perfect! Hope you can visit again for one of our many artistic, educational or community programs. Sincerely, Heidi Ruehle-May Pleasant Home Foundation Executive Director

Reviewed 7 June 2016

Table set up in the dining room of this historic home, which is open for tours and is the new home of the Oak Park Historical group. We had our choice of unlimited tea, 4 types of sandwiches--one of each kind--cucumber & watercress, chicken salad,...More

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Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We truly enjoyed having your group at Pleasant Home for a Tour & Tea. I hope next time you're in town you can visit us for one of our many artistic, educational or community programs - or another...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

My husband and I took a tour of the Pleasant Home in Oak Park. We loved the tour. We learned so much about the house and about Oak Park the suburb. We probably will be back for some kind of function, as they rent the...More

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Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your touring experience at Pleasant Home and yes, we hope to see you at one of our many programs! Sincerely, Heidi Ruehle-May Pleasant Home Foundation Executive Director

Reviewed 21 February 2016

My daughter's friend and I visited. My daughter did not want to go. She really missed out. Very historical and beautiful place. The tour guide explained every detail of the history of Pleasant Home. Great for touring and large groups.

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Heidi R, General Manager at Pleasant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! I'm sorry your daughter missed out - please come back again and we'll be thrilled to show your daughter all the amazing aspects of our treasured historic home! Sincerely, Heidi Ruehle-May Pleasant Home Foundation Executive Director

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mgkChicago
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Response from Lulabell2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no parking lot for visitors coming to tour the house. They do have lots of street parking all around that is free.
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