The Prairie style of residential design was developed by Frank Lloyd Wright, often in somewhat more urban situations, but it is particularly appropriate for the estate setting of The Slopes.
Prairie buildings are, as Wright said, “married to the ground.” They celebrate the long, low landscape. Their most defining characteristic is their emphasis on the horizontal rather than the vertical. They spread out over their lots, featuring flat or shallow hipped roof lines, rows of windows, overhanging eaves and bands of stone, wood or brick across the surface. Thin Roman bricks sometimes enhance the effect and cantilevers often extend the horizontal line without vertical support.