***REMINDER: We are CLOSED for the month of January for annual maintenance and restoration projects.***MUSEUM CLOSED SUNDAYS & MONDAYS***DOCENT LED TOURS ONLY - SELF-GUIDED TOURS NOT PERMITTED - LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS PER TOUR - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - *****Commissioned in 1916 and completed in 1918, Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House is named after its first owners, newspaper publisher Henry Allen and his wife, Elsie. It was the last of the architect's famous prairie houses, which emphasized horizontal lines, earth tones and a continuous blending of interiors with exteriors.Architectural writers who have visited the house believe its living room is "one of the great rooms of the 20th century". The home features more than 30 pieces of Wright-designed furniture, all of its original art glass and several new-for-their-time innovations, such as wall-hung water closets and an attached garage. Restored back to 1918, the house exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy of living in harmony with nature. The house was pivotal in the movement to the Usonian designs of 1935. Interior furnishings manufactured by Niedecken Walbridge represent the last of twelve collaborations. The Allen House is considered by many visitors "the house of choice to live in!" Visit the site that USA Today considers one of the "10 great Frank Lloyd Wright home tours" in the nation. The Allen House is located in the historic College Hill neighborhood, 255 N. Roosevelt, Wichita, KS.
ELSIE ALLEN TEA ON THE TERRACE: Step back 100 years and join us for tea, prosecco, sweets and savories on the terrace, live music of the era and self-guided tours of the Allen House at our annual Elsie Allen Tea on the Terrace. This experience is ideal for a more casual and organic engagement with the gardens and home interior, with docents on hand to answer questions throughout. Minimum age 5 years. Seatings are available at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Tickets are limited. $30/person. The gift shop will be open for your shopping pleasure as well!