Wright auction house announces sale of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kenneth Laurent House


CHICAGO, IL.- On December 15, 2011 Wright will auction the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Kenneth Laurent House and furnishings. The property has been consigned to the Chicago‐based auction house by the original owner, Mr. Laurent. In 1948 Mr. Laurent commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a home that integrated his needs as a wheelchairbound disabled veteran with Wright’s signature open plan designs. Wright used to opportunity to develop his elliptical plan for the first time, the resulting soft curves, open floor plan and flowing space were utilized in later houses in the 1950s. The Laurents became friendly with Wright and traveled often to Taliesin commissioning interior furnishing for the home and a later addition to the property. In conversation with Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Frank Lloyd Wright referred to the Laurent House as a serene masterpiece and his “little gem.” “We are interested in the pres