A spectacular one-day immersion featuring select highlights of the all-weekend Ultimate Plus package.
ULTIMATE SATURDAY includes:
- Fast Pass (priority entry) to the all-day Wright Plus Housewalk
- Private luncheon at Oak Park's historic Nineteenth Century Club
- Exclusively Wright Dinners
ULTIMATE SATURDAY TICKETS
$1,375 | $1,225 Trust Member
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Wright Plus Housewalk and Luncheon
Saturday, May 20, 9 am to 4 pm
With your Fast Pass, walk right into each Wright Plus home with the next available tour group. Enjoy a private luncheon at the historic Nineteenth Century Club.
Exclusively Wright Dinners℠
Saturday, May 20, 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Join current owners in their Frank Lloyd Wright home and enjoy an exquisite dining experience prepared by an acclaimed chef. The evening will include a private tour and cocktails, in addition to a gourmet dinner. Experience moments of glamour as you encounter a living space as a work of art.
Avery Coonley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908), Riverside, IL
The vast financial resources of heiress Queene Ferry Coonley and her husband Avery, combined with Wright’s creativity, resulted in one of the most impressive residential designs of Wright’s career. The Coonley estate was a sprawling complex made up of a house, stable, and gardener’s cottage, situated around a central courtyard. Today, the meticulously restored home shows the qualities of a mature Prairie residence, including Roman brick walls, built-in shelving, and abundant leaded glass, 80% of which is original.
Peter A. and Emma S. Beachy House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1906), Oak Park, IL
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this home for heiress Emma Susan Beachy and her husband, Peter. The home couples a mature Prairie style interior with an atypical exterior. The open interior plan, massive fireplaces, extensive wood trim and built-in cabinetry are integral Prairie features. Most of the unique dining suite—individual light fixtures grouped according to preference along a fixed base, three tables, and low-backed and high-backed chairs—is original to the house.
Chef Gale Gand
James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, Food Network television host and Frank Lloyd Wright fan Gale Gand will prepare the exquisite dinner. Truly a star chef, Gale has been inducted to the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame, authored eight cook books and teaches cooking classes all over the country. She is co-owner of the Chicago restaurants Spritz Burger and the Michelin-starred, Tru.
Chef Melissa Elsmo
Melissa Elsmo makes you believe you can enjoy every meal just as she does – fully and enthusiastically. A trained chef and ardent foodie, Mel's passion for a good meal peppers her life. As part of Chicago’s underground supper club scene, she creates intimate multi-course dining experiences featuring her own recipes and artful approach to plating. Guests wait months for a seat around her table, but savvy food lovers can often locate her at pop-up events around the city. In her above ground life she is a devoted food writer, passionate volunteer and longtime Oak Park resident.
Please note that most venues on Ultimate Saturday are private residences that are not physically accessible. Program subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Ultimate Saturday tickets are non-refundable.
Proceeds support the education, restoration and preservation programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
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