Great explanation of the history and current events concerning the property
Every thing about tour exceeded our expectations! Our tour guide Mike was very knowledgeable and very personable!
The home was beautiful!
Interesting tour of your Wright home and how you’ve made it work for your family!
Enjoyed hearing the renovation details. Beautiful property!
It was interesting, informative and fun. The corgi was a bonus.
The house was impeccable, stunning and authentically restored. It was very interesting to have a family member guiding the tour, filling us full of stories about the house and the relationship with FLW.
Sarah was welcoming, informative and energetic!
Our guide was so so knowledgeable, friendly and took her time to explain all aspects of this beautiful and historical home...truly a work of art!
We truly enjoyed the tour both for the historical and family background surrounding the development of the farm house, but also for the in depth discussion of the elements of the house itself as it evolved in negotiations between the family and Mr. Wright. One suggestion is a little more explanation of the exact entrance to the property. We drove by as did others in our group. Mentioning that it is the first driveway on the right after the RR tracks heading west or the last driveway on the left before crossing the tracks when headed east would be a big help. Also, we continue to be puzzled by the statement NOT to arrive more than 10 minutes before the tour time. This was never explained nor did there seem to be any reason for this statement.
This was one of the best tour that we have ever been on. It was so personalized by the owners.
Awesome tour of Muirhead Farmhouse!! Mike gave a very in-depth house tour that was very personalized. It was a treat having the host/guide with a personal connection and personal history to the house. Mike had a lot of information to present and did so with great detail. I never had the sense of being rushed through house. Mike was open to all questions. The tour was scheduled for an hour-to-an-hour fifteen minutes, but ended up at an hour and a half. Outstanding tour! You have done a fantastic job restoring this Frank Lloyd Wright treasure. Thank you for sharing your home!
This was a more personal tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home as descendants of the original owners showed us the farmhouse. I've visited several FLW homes and this one was different in size and layout.
This tour was amazing. It was a fascinating peek at the process of designing a home for some real live people. The home is beautiful and lovingly restored by the granddaughter of the original owner and her husband. They are lovely, gracious people who do a heck of a tour. The area is so beautiful and well worth a little drive out of Chicago. We came on a Sunday afternoon after a week in the city. I highly, highly recommend!
Having family members of the original owner gave us so much history it was wonderful
The Muirhead Farmhouse, and surrounding property, is gorgeous! It's also very peaceful, blending right in with nature. Our tour guide, being in the family of the original owners, and having lived there for years, was a wealth of information about the house and the building of it. He took the time to point out many details, and also answered any questions from the group. The tour, and the house, exceeded my expectations!
Very knowledgeable about house and family history, and so appreciative in welcoming strangers into their home.
This was an excellent tour because our guides are part of the living history of Muirhead Farmhouse.
We enjoyed the personalzed tour of the home. So neat that the home is still in the family. Thank youfor sharing it!
And thank you for indulging us with a picture of our Tesla in your carport.
Great tour. Very personal
The things about the tour I liked - 1) the personal connection the tour guide had with the home and then stories he could tell. 2) the guide kept us moving through the house at a nice pace 3) I liked learning about history of it being built and about the challenges of the renovation. 4) I liked the letters that went between the owners and "Frank."
Fascinating background to the history of the house and it’s owners.
Tidbits about the design, and what makes it unique.
The personal connection made it so much more interesting.
The home was beautiful as expected, living room was gorgeous. The tour guides were really outstanding. Very informative with interesting facts that really made it a nice experience
The home was beautiful and the tour was interesting and informative.
This was wonderful visit! Mike and Sarah were great hosts. Not to be missed for Frank Lloyd Wright fans!
The home and tour were BOTH better experiences than we anticipated!!! Not only did we have a tour guide but he is the son in law of the original family. So, he was able to share history
that no one else would know. There were so many details and of course there was CARE since the family restored the house and lives there. The decorating was impeccable!
We were blessed as well to have the Dean of Architecture from IIT in the group so that added an element as well. The tour was estimated to take one hour but with the 18 people in the
group, it extended to 1 1/2 hours. GREAT!
Interesting and well-maintained home - loved the little facts and tidbits. The tour was the perfect amount of time and loved the down-to-earth charm of the event. My daughter and I selected the perfect birthday gift for him. Would love to be notified if anything changes for the bed and breakfast! Thank you!
I enjoy architecture, and this Frank Lloyd Wright home was only a few minutes from my home. I enjoyed walking through this piece of history, but instead of focusing on Wright and his biography, this focused on the family and their interactions with FLW (the home is currently owned by a descendent of the original farmer that hired Wright). Much of the work on the house was done by the farmer and the host was very knowledgeable about the design and how the work was completed. We also learned about many of the flaws in Wright's design, and the work it took to restore the house to near original condition. If you are planning to attend, please be aware you will be asked to take your shoes off to walk through the concrete floored home.
Our tour guide was polite, patient and answered all of our questions. He catered to our group's level of interest.
Tour leader was great; very personable and knowledgeable. So nice that this tour continues to be offered. I think the ONLY FLW farmhouse(!) and right here in Kane County, IL.
It was a very educational, interesting, and fun tour of the property.
It was a very comprehensive and interesting tour. I especially enjoyed all the details that the leader gave us, from the house beginning to now. Since the house has been in the same family for all the years, he told us a lot that just an ordinary docent wouldn't have known. The family relationship to Frank Lloyd Wright was interesting, too. The grounds are beautiful.
I found the house interesting but, more importantly, was the history of the house and the family. The husband not only is skilled in accurate rehabilitation but also as a storyteller. A very interesting and warm visit.
Fantastically consucted this was a superb reason to make a Sunday drive west of chicago. The home is lovingly maintained and restored.
Well presented. Worth the visit is if you are a FLW fan.
The owners could not have been more welcoming and accommodating.
Fascinating, in-depth home tour of the Muirhead Farmhouse, a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home constructed from 1851 - 1853. Of particular interest was the history of the design and construction of the Farmhouse, including the Muihead family's (orignal owners) interactions with architect Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) from designs, engineering, materials used, dates and construction costs/architecture fees. The explanation of the "work arounds" the Muirhead family employed to make their home more liveable were esppecially interesting. The tour continued with it's use as a Bed & Breakfast from the early 2000s to 2014, with in-depth explanations of the renovations/re-construction of the bed and bath section of the home, including such details as Cypress wood paneling, the famous FLW red floor tiles and other features. The tour guide answered every question asked, some with personal anecdotes, making the tour both informative and quite entertaining. The tour really helps fans of FLW's architecture understand the beauty of the materials chosen, the challenges some of FLW's designs presented both then and now, and the renovation challenges of a FLW house today. This tour was highly immersive and very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour to any FLW architecture fans.