Prairie style


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Prairie style

(1900–1940)
A style that is typical of the low horizontal house associated mostly with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and his followers. Horizontal elements are emphasized in these one- or two-story houses, built with brick or timber and covered with stucco. The central portion that rises above the flanking wings are separated by clerestory windows. The eaves of the low-pitched roof extend well beyond the wall. A large chimney is located at the axis of intersecting roof planes. Casement windows are grouped into horizontal bands continuing around the corners. Exterior walls are highlighted by dark wood strips against a lighter stucco finish or by a coping of smooth stucco at the top of brick walls.

Prairie style

prairie style
A style of American domestic architecture that originated with theprairie School, popular primarily in the Midwest from about 1900 to 1920. A house in this style often is characterized by: a two-story height with wings and/or porches of one story, integrated with its site to provide a low, horizontal appearance; the central portion of the house usually higher than the adjacent flanking wings; traditional building materials; exterior walls commonly of light-colored stucco, light-colored brick, or concrete block; contrasting wood trim between stories; a porte cochère and/or a porch having a roof typically supported by heavy columns that are either square in cross-section or have slanted sides; a terrace and/or balcony; often, Sullivanesque friezes and/or door surrounds; a broad, low-pitched roof; eaves with a considerable overhang; hipped or gabled dormers; a prominent, large, relatively low rectangular chimney; often, a series of windows below the roof overhang; commonly, diamond-shaped window panes set in lead cames; commonly, one-over-one double-hung sashes or tall casement windows, often grouped in sets of two or three; doors having windows, often glazed with highly decorative geometric patterns.
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