We visited this house during our road trip to St.Louis, MO. To know more about attractions in and around St.Louis visit here.
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Booking for the Tour: There is no online booking for this place. You have to call beforehand to book.
Photography: You are not allowed to take photographs inside the house, but can take as much photos on exterior.
LOCATION: 120 N Ballas Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Total Land Area: 10.5 acres
Built up area: 1900 sq.ft
Client: Russell Kraus and his wife, Ruth Goetz Kraus
About the Building:
The entrance to the site is through a unique wright style gate design. The drive way takes you through a curvy road with trees on either sides. You won’t be able to see the beauty of home from the road. It’s like a hidden gem in 10 acres of contour land with beautiful landscapes around.
The horizontality of the structure and the red brick material clearly states Wrights style of design.
Our tour guide was an Architect himself and a fan of wright. He enthusiastically took us all through the house explaining every detail. We were said that the house was built with 3000$ budget. To know more about its history of construction click here.
We were overwhelmed to see the interiors. It’s a single floor house and the entire house has been designed with the geometric module of parallelogram, which reflects in floors, ceilings and every furniture in there. Russell being an artist himself, he built most of the furniture in the house. One thing that caught our eye was the parallelogram shaped bed in the master bedroom. We were like, seriously?? We doubted how would they sleep on it..
The living room opens to a huge patio through a series of wright style doors.
Cheak out the Floor plan below.
Floor plsn Source: Ebsworthpark official website.
To me, I found this house to be cozy, compact with artistic furniture for a couple who wants a relaxing outdoor environment with privacy. It’s like to live in a private resort for life!