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“Must make prior arrangements!”

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Kirkwood
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Maryland
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89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must make prior arrangements!”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

We drove out from downtown and were disappointed to find that we couldn't get in because we hadn't known we needed to arrange a tour beforehand. So disappointing...

Visited February 2014
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Floresville, TX
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nice FLW house!”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Our family of four, including two teens who did now know anything about FLW, had a nice time at Ebsworth. The staff went out of their way to make sure we got to take a tour, since we showed up on a day when they were closed. CALL AND MAKE RESERVATIONS! You cannot just show up. The tours are small because the house is small. You will enjoy seeing not only the house but also the original Wright-designed furniture. The staff is a little "snarky" about touching things. They take your purse and anything you are carrying away from you so you won't bump anything. Don't lean, don't touch, don't breathe - for the love of God DO NOT SIT. Just keep your hands in your pocket and enjoy the tour!

Visited July 2013
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7 Thank mepenny
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Original owner kept all the furniture”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Interesting Usonian house. Many original furniture pieces and features. Nicely maintained. Small - but that was Usonian.

Visited July 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding value tour”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I have always wanted to visit a FLW house and this was my first. It was in every sense a very intimate visit - just 11 of us and the docent. The visit lasted about an hour and half including the 17 minute introductory video. The whole visit was unhurried and we had ample opportunity to view the house and its grounds.

The house is visually quite stunning to look at - but you very soon realise that there is a heavy, heavy price to be paid for living in a magnificent piece of art. Those of of us visiting who discussed this found it difficult to believe that the original owners (and only occupies) had lived in it for half a century. It has some of the narrowest passages and tiniest bathrooms you will find in a modern house. Only a minimalist who had forsaken most of their earthly possessions could have lived there comfortably but it was magnificent to view as a piece of art. Very well worth a visit and amazing value at $10 a head. We were staying at a hotel in Forest Park and got there by taxi - the fare was reasonable. There is, alas, no photography allowed inside but no restrictions outside.

Visited May 2013
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6 Thank Julian K
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Tennessee
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102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wow. What a neat house”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

A must see if you have never seen one of his homes. It kinda blows your mind when you think the homeowners were told what furniture they should have and how to build it right down to the last nail. I had always wanted to tour one and I was glad we were able to go. You will need reservations so do not go without them. It isn't hard to find if you have a car but if you don't you might need to visit another time. It is out of the main city. We were really glad we had made the effort to go and see the home.

Visited May 2013
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