The Hoyt House
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Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and
constructed in 1906. P.D. Hoyt introduced Wright to the
Gridleys in Batavia, who
commissioned a home to be built in 1906. Hoyt also introduced Wright
to Colonel George Fabyan in Geneva, and Wright ended up redesigning an existing
farmhouse into the now-famous Fabyan Villa on
his 300-plus acre estate along the Fox River in 1907.
Note: This house had a fire in 2012. Restoration
project is currently under way.
Construction & Unique Features
- Built by brothers August and Oscar Wilson.
The Wilson brothers built many homes and buildings in the Geneva
historic district and studied under Wright.
- Designed for the Hoyt's in 1906 and typical of the
Prairie style, this Wright design features a two story, square floor
plan with a central broad chimney, a low-pitched hip roof with broad,
overhanging eaves and a matching hip roof above the entry which was
replaced with a Japanese-influenced trellis in the 1980s, due to the
addition of a tall privacy wall in front of the house.
- Difficult to see, due to an abundance of landscaping
and the high walls, is the "H" design in the windows.
- There is a slight resemblance to a cottage designed
by Wright for Grace Fuller of Glencoe, IL. However, no photos have
ever been found to prove that house was ever constructed.