The Gardener's Cottage in Riverside, Illinois: Living in a "Small Masterpiece" by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, and Frederick Law Olmsted

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Riverside, Illinois, was designed in 1869 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his architect partner Calvert Vaux. Their unique design, which followed the contours of the landscape and emphasized open spaces, inspired the greatest architects of the time to undertake projects in Riverside. Among those projects was the Avery Coonley Estate, a rare joint effort by Frank Lloyd Wright and landscape architect Jens Jensen.  At the center of the estate, itself a National Historic Landmark, sits the Gardener’s Cottage, a small but unassuming masterpiece built for the estate’s gardener and his wife. The cottage matches the architectural aesthetic of the estate, and its naturalistic, stunning gardens reflect the overall emphasis on landscape and nature in Riverside.

 

But what is it truly like to live within a historic work of architectural art? Current owner and gardening writer Cathy Jean Maloney here records her discoveries and personal reflections on living in the Gardener’s Cottage with her family. In The Gardener’s Cottage in Riverside, Illinois, Maloney describes the cottage’s beginnings, providing biographical background and design insight into the house itself and Riverside’s key creators. She also highlights the often overlooked beauty of the cottage and illustrates how it is emblematic of Wright and Jensen’s holistic Prairie Style approach to building and landscape architecture. The size of the Gardener’s Cottage allows us to witness Wright’s aesthetic concerns in small detail and to understand his ideas on a more accessible and livable scale.

 

The Gardener’s Cottage is a welcome and original addition to the work on these world-renowned architects and planners. It not only celebrates their designs, but the simple daily beauty of living within them.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune

“Buying a residence with this lineage could daunt anybody remotely familiar with even one of these legends, but Maloney . . . meets the challenge with a refreshing blend of respect and can-do spirit.”—Renee Enna, Chicago Tribune

— Renee Enna

Chicago Home + Garden

“The charming volume—part personal essay and part history lesson—is like a scrapbook overflowing with antique photos, vintage blueprints, and the author’s own homegrown snapshots.”—Bridget Herman, Chicago Home + Garden

— Bridget Herman

Chicago Tribune - Renee Enna

“Buying a residence with this lineage could daunt anybody remotely familiar with even one of these legends, but Maloney . . . meets the challenge with a refreshing blend of respect and can-do spirit.”

William Allin Storrer
“This is exactly the kind of book I hoped would happen once my catalog of Wright’s work was published. Richly illustrated, this work is not just an owner or occupant’s story, but the full history of the house and its surroundings. From the birds that frequent the plantings of the gardener for which the building is named to the river that wanders nearby, from the ‘native weeds’ that neighbors wanted cut down to details of the Coonley’s finding and development of the site in Riverside, here is the story of a small, beautiful house. Wonderful!”
Chicago Home + Garden - Bridget Herman
“The charming volume—part personal essay and part history lesson—is like a scrapbook overflowing with antique photos, vintage blueprints, and the author’s own homegrown snapshots.”
Scott Mehaffey

“Cathy Maloney’s detailed account of her home’s history is unique in its inclusion of landscape design. Too often historic home research ends at the threshold. Frank Lloyd Wright fans may be surprised to learn how much Jens Jensen really contributed to the lore of the Avery Coonley estate—truly a Midwest icon!”—Scott Mehaffey, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Gregory Johnson

“More than just one person’s experience with a home, this book tells the history of the home almost as if the home had been interviewed and the author was just assisting with an autobiography written by the house itself.”—Gregory Johnson, ResourcesForLife.com

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Meet the Author

Cathy Jean Maloney is a senior editor at Chicagoland Gardening. She is the author of Chicago Gardens: The Early History, published by the Center for American Places at Columbia College and the University of Chicago Press.

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