Featured Listing Feed http://paradisealive.com/listings/index.php?action=rss_featured_listings The Thomas Gale House http://paradisealive.com/listings/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=2 Mi0yMDEwLTAxLTAyIDEyOjAwOjAw Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:00:00 -0800 Caption hereOne of three houses along Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, two of which belong to a group known as American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's "Bootleg Houses.". This trio of houses includes the Robert P. Parker House and the Walter Gale House were designed by Wright independently while he was still employed by Adler and Sullivan. Architect Louis Sullivan loaned Wright money during the construction of his own home and studio and Wright was working it off at the firm; independent work was forbidden by Sullivan. The Thomas Gale house is especially similar to the Robert P. Parker House. In all, Wright designed at least eight "bootleg houses" moonlighting while still under contract. When Sullivan found out about the side projects, in late 1892 or early 1893, Wright was dismissed. The Thomas Gale House is one of at least four which still stand; sources vary as to the exact numbers.]]> Ennis House http://paradisealive.com/listings/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=3 My0yMDEwLTAxLTAyIDEyOjAwOjAw Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:00:00 -0800 Caption hereA triumph of his California-inspired style, the Ennis House is the largest and boldest execution of Wright's iconic textile-block designs. Perfectly sited on a hill with sweeping views of the city to the ocean, this Mayan-inspired estate has undergone significant preservation efforts and offers a unique opportunity to its new owner to continue the home's restoration to its original brilliance. Light-filled interiors are enhanced by architectural details such as soaring wood-beamed ceilings, a window-lined loggia overlooking the pool, and an artful and flowing multi-tiered floor plan. Wright's signature appointments prairie-style leaded art glass, mitered windows, and the best remaining example of one of only four glass mosaic-tile fireplaces further distinguish this historic offering]]>