The Prairie home style is one of the first architectural styles to originate in the United States. Popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School Designs, Prairie homes embrace the belief that a building should appear to grow organically from its site. It uses long horizontal bands of windows and trim to evoke the prairie landscape.
The Prairie Home
Essential Style Elements
Colors & Finishes
The most commonly used colors are earthy browns and rusts, autumnal reds and golds, the warm tans and beiges of natural stone, and leafy greens.
Exterior Color Palette
Interior Wood Species
Interior Stain Colors
Contemporary Folding handle in Black finish
Lock and Keeper in Oil Rubbed Bronze finish
Newbury® Door Hardware
Anvers® Door Hardware
Oil Rubbed Bronze
The quintessential window and grille pattern in the Prairie style is a casement window with the Prairie grille pattern. It is, however, acceptable to have some windows with grilles and some without.
With this grille style, the visible glass dimensions in the corners should be 4" x 4". If the window is small and the use of grilles makes the center pane of glass 4" or less in width or 4" or less in height, grilles should not be used.
For a double-hung window, the Prairie grille pattern should be used only in the window's upper sash.