Another View of Edward H. Cheney House
520 N. East Avenue
Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The living rooms, which take up the entire front of the house and open onto the
walled terrace at the center, are beautifully trimmed in fir. Together they form
a single longitudinal space under a continuous ceiling carried up in the form of a
hip roof, the whole subdivided into dining room, living room, and library by wooden posts
and cabinets. It was this commission that precipitated the celebrated love
affair between Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the climax of which occurred in 1909
when Wright abanadoned his architectural practice and left with Mrs. Cheney
for a year in Europe. Go Back.