Join us for a Cocktail Party & docent tour at The Avery Coonley House in Riverside.
DATE: Sunday, Aug.28 @ 3 – 5pm
COST: $75 per person
20% of proceeds will be donated to Love All Around
LOVE ALL AROUND
is a not-for-profit organization founded by Luka and Mirka Bagos whose mission is to bring quality tennis instruction to underprivileged elementary school children (ages 10 and under) in under-served neighborhoods, primarily Austin, Maywood, Cicero and Berwyn school districts.
Private tour of one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest Prairie Style homes, the Avery Coonley House in Riverside. This 5bed/5bath, 6000 sq. foot home, sits over an acre of land. It has been fully restored to its original glory and updated for today’s living. Beverages and appetizers will be served around the reflecting pool, summer house and back deck, overlooking the sunken garden – which make this site a spectacle that you and the other guests have the pleasure of enjoying. Formal tours of the home and property will also be conducted during the event.
THE AVERY COONLEY HOUSE
also known as the Coonley House or Coonley Estate was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Constructed 1908-12, this is a residential estate of several buildings built on the banks of the Des Plaines River in Riverside, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. It is itself a National Historic Landmark and is included in another National Historic Landmark, the Riverside Historic District. Of the few estates that Frank Lloyd Wright developed, it is one of his largest and most elaborate prairie school-homes ever built and is just one of three multi-building prairie complexes he built. Built in 1908, Wright considered the Coonley House among his finest works and gave the Coonley’s a residence that blended indoors and out and felt as much like a little village as a home, given the way the courtyards, buildings, and garden walls interconnected. He also designed all the features and furnishings within the home, including rugs and textiles. Avery Coonley, a Chicago industrialist and his wife, Queene Ferry of the Detroit-based Ferry Seed Company, were both heirs to industrial fortunes and had an unlimited budget to commission a new residence.