Fabyan Villa and Japanese Garden

The Fabyan Villa: A House of Curiosities

The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fabyan Villa was home to Colonel George Fabyan and his wife Nell in the early 20th century. (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)

The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fabyan Villa was home to Colonel George Fabyan and his wife Nell in the early 20th century. (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)

This spring and summer, First Light host Brian O’Keefe is going to hit the road and take you with him as he visits some of the area’s great ‘road side attractions.’ Some are a blast from the past, others are a little strange, and there are some you may have driven by many times and never noticed. For this first Illinois Adventure, Brian went out to Geneva

Colonel George Fabyan and Nell Fabyan kept a menagerie of animals and a collection of curiosities at their estate in Geneva. The Fabyan Villa is open for tours in early May through October (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)

Colonel George Fabyan and Nell Fabyan kept a menagerie of animals and a collection of curiosities at their estate in Geneva. The Fabyan Villa is open for tours in early May through October (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)