Fabyan Villa - Geneva, Illinois
Posted by: BruceS
N 41° 52.275 W 088° 18.744
16T E 391090 N 4636314
Quick Description: A 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned house in Geneva, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2006 8:39:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMW1J
In 1905 the George Fabyan bought a 10 acres with a small house. He later expanded this to a nearly 600 acre estate with Japanese garden, Dutch windmill, swimming pool, private zoo and tennis court. In 1907, he and his wife, Nelle, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to enlarge and redesign their house. The resulting house is a Praire School style house. The Fabyans remained in the house until 1939.
The house is now on a forest preserve and the is operated as a museum. Tours are available May 15- Oct 15 Wed & Thur 1:00 - 4:00 pm Sat, Sun & Holidays 1:00 - 4:30.
Year Completed: 1907
Commissioned By: George and Nelle Fabyan
Nearest City or Town: Geneva, Illinois
Tours Available?: yes
Website: [Web Link]
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.