The natural light streaming through 17 stained glass windows provides an extraordinary experience on each level of Pleasant Home. Architect George W. Maher designed the windows to echo decorative motifs found elsewhere in the residence.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST: THE ROBIE HOUSE:
One of the great legacies of American design, Wright’s leaded glass windows are a defining feature of his Prairie buildings. Robie House was Wright’s last and greatest Prairie-style house and includes some of his best-known window designs.
LOYOLA AT CUNEO MANSION AND GARDENS:
Designed by Chicago ecclesiastical painter John Mallin and fabricated by Tiffany Studios artist Arthur J. Michaudel, the windows in the Cuneo Mansion chapel depict various scenes from the life of Jesus Christ and other religious scenes. One panel depicts John Cuneo, Jr. and his younger sister, Consuela, with their guardian angel.
CHARNLEY-PERSKY HOUSE MUSEUM:
SWAG & RIBBONS
The stained glass surrounding the interior entry door is distinctly different from the ornament found in the rest of the Charnley-Persky House. It is very similar to art glass found in the Blossom House in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, which was designed by Wright around the same time.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST: WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO:
Through his use of glass Frank Lloyd Wright achieved a dynamic balance between transparency and enclosure. Leaded glass windows at the Home and Studio chart the early development of Wright’s innovative glass designs.
THE DRIEHAUS MUSEUM:
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY
The works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the premier decorative artist of the Gilded Age, are prominently displayed throughout the Museum. Stunning examples include the urn-shaped turtleback glass chandelier in the sitting room and the Lily table lamp in the drawing room. The house also contains custom stained-glass windows and fireplaces, designed by other prominent artists of the day.