Here’s why I’m one lucky lipstick and backpack wearing lady—-I live in Chicago and Chicago is bursting with unexpected architectural treats. Case in point: the Gauler Twin Houses designed by Walter Burley Griffin.
Built in 1908 of stucco and wood, these houses are designed for the Midwest landscape. Walter Burley Griffin uses the strong horizontal planes and low hanging roofs characteristic of the Prairie School of Architecture. The high band of windows snuggling up to the eaves is also typical of Prairie Style.
I love the way the two buildings share a walkway.
The buildings are placed in a narrow-ish lot in an urban residential area.
These twin cuties are at 5917 – 5921 North Magnolia Avenue in the Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. I just happened to stop by on the way to the farmers market. You jealous?
Chicago Landmark for the win!