The exterior of the Prairie style is easy to recognize with its flat, horizontal lines, occasional vertical structure and use of natural materials. What isn’t as immediately evident, perhaps, is the care that is taken in crafting the interior as well. Hearths, sideboards, window seats and bookcases were all important parts of the interior and designed to match the house as a whole. Details matter as well. Whatever theme is evoked is carried out throughout the entire house. In short, all aspects of the Prairie house are harmonious.
The Prairie brought the family together because it had plenty of wide-open spaces in which the family could gather. Additionally, there are several built-in storage spaces for the family to hide its clutter. The simple but clean lines of the Prairie made it a popular choice when it first came out. The climatic years for the Prairie style were 1910 to 1916.