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Wright to Auction The Kenneth Laurent House and Furnishings by Frank Lloyd Wright

Wright are to auction The Kenneth Laurent House and Furnishings by Frank Lloyd Wright as part of their Important Design sale on 15 December 2011.

The Kenneth Laurent House

In 1948 Kenneth Laurent commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a home that integrated his needs as a wheelchair-bound disabled veteran with Wright’s signature open plan designs. Wright took the opportunity to develop an elliptical plan for the first time; the resulting soft curves, open floor plan and flowing space were utilized in later houses of the 1950s. The Laurents became friendly with Wright and traveled often to Talisen commissioning interior furnishings for the home and a later addition to the property. This beautifully maintained home is sold by the original owners. Originally custom-built furnishings by Frank Lloyd Wright are included in the sale.

Kenneth Laurent House 4646 Spring Brook Road, Rockford, Illinois

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Dates: 1949-1952

Lot Size: 1.3 acres

Interior: Approximately 2,500 square feet. The single-story structure with three bedrooms and two bathrooms features numerous built-in desks and cabinets.

Furniture: Frank Lloyd Wright furnishings include: one pair of barrel lounge chairs, one pair of panel armchairs, six occasional tables, six hassocks, one entrance table, one hall table and two wrought-iron fireplace grates. Taliesin designed furnishings include: one dining table, six dining chairs, two Taliesin slatted wall lights, three decorative screens and external lighting elements.

Literature: The Kenneth Laurent house is extensively documented in numerous publications including: Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph: 1942-1950 by Futagawa and Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright: Interiors and Furniture by Heinz, 50 Favorite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright by Maddex, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks by Larkin and Pfeiffer Provenance: Commissioned by the Kenneth Laurent in 1948

Consigned by the above

Estimate: $500,000-700,000

Sale of the property is subject to separate terms of sale.

1440 W Hubbard St
Chicago IL 60642
T 312 563 0020
F 312 563 0040

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