After being on sale informally for a couple of weeks, a treasured Frank Lloyd Wright design in Hyde Park, the Isidore H. Heller House, officially hits the market today. Completed in 1897, the residence signaled Wright’s turn away from the richly ornamented style of his boss, Louis Sullivan. That change is immediately visible on the home’s façade: the top floor is wrapped with Italianate pillars and panels that depict gowned maidens; the second floor has brick striping and more abstracted pillars; and the rectilinear mass of the ground floor anticipates Wright’s later Prairie-style homes.
“[The house] is a fine work of art that we’ve been lucky to live in,” says Emily Novick. She and her husband, Steven Goldstein, have owned the home since 2004. The physician-in-chief at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, Goldstein became provost of Brandeis University last June.
The listing agent, Diane Silverman of Urban Search, officially lists the house for sale today at $2.5 million. Click through the photos below for a tour.