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Robie House - A Closer Look

The Robie House redefined the American home, inside and out. Click on the icons to learn more.

Horizontal Lines

In the spirit of America’s wide-open spaces, the Robie House’s lines broke away from the peaked roofs of the past and embraced its horizontality – even flatness.


Large eaves emphasized the bold, horizontal rooflines (and shaded the many windows Wright included).

Ribbons of Windows

Before the Robie House, windows were more like holes punched in a home’s walls. Wright’s innovative design placed the windows in continuous ribbons running along the eaves, expressing his idea that indoor and outdoor spaces should be in unity.

Robie House - A Closer Look