|This residence, built originally for University of Wisconsin law professor Eugene Gilmore, was designed at about the same time as Wright's more famous Prairie style house in Chicago--the Robie House. Like the Robie House, it has a kind of "prow," which led to its being called the "Airplane House." Like the classic Prairie style house, it has a sense of horizontality, emphasized by a low hipped roof and wide sweeping eaves, it features rows of leaded casement windows on both floors, and it has a cantilevered porch roof. Gilmore had purchased the hill top lot before engaging Wright's services; today the views are obscured by trees and additional houses.|
The entranceThe house was added on to in the 1930's. The addition included a new entrance; instead of the ground level basement entrance, external stairs now lead to an entryway off the living room. The living quarters are above street level--both for privacy and for the view.
View from the side--the "Airplane House"
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