5 Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Buildings You Can Actually Rent

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Today marks the 154th anniversary of the great Frank Lloyd Wright. And the architect certainly loved a good party in his time. He would gather everyone in Taliesin’s orbit (either his home and studio in Spring Green, Wisconsin, or his winter outpost and school in Scottsdale, Arizona) and throw a party that included cake , Balloons, and donations of poems, architectural designs and weavings. One year, the editors of lodge Wonderful facing up from New Yorkequipped with a magnum of Champagne.

Even if you can’t be invited to Wright’s parties today, you can actually inhabit as America’s first architect, with several Wright-designed vacation rentals available to book now on sites like Vrbo and Airbnb. With so many of us chomping at the bit to book a getaway – we thought this would be the – ahem –Wright time to highlight some of the offerings, from Wright’s last surviving hotel to the architect’s completion of a The life magazine Dream house. Read on to book some R&R and some history.

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The Elam House in Austin, Minnesota

This house in southern Minnesota, called the House of Elam after the original owner, SP Elam, was completed in 1951 and is one of Wright’s largest Usonian homes (Wright’s middle-class affordable housing series). Similar to Wright’s own home, Eastern Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, the Elam House features high ceilings, a striking cantilevered balcony, and three floor-to-ceiling fireplaces. Guests can reserve two of the five bedrooms in the house for two-night stays. For a decidedly more kitsch activity, be sure to visit the famous SPAM Museum.

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The Bernard Schwartz House in Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright first designed this home, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the pages of THE LIFE magazine, when editors asked him to feature an affordable, middle-class dream home within the pages of the publication. A businessman from Wisconsin, Bernard Schwartzcommissioned Wright to design the house and it was completed (with some adjustments) in 1939.

And luckily today you can book the house for as long as you want. The four-bedroom home features a 63-foot-long living room, clerestory windows, and warm exposed brick walls. While there are many iconic Wright fireplaces, you can also enjoy an evening in nature next to a fire pit.

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Hawaii County, Hawaii

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii and need a place to stay, look no further than this stunner, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the state. Unlike the other stays on this list, this home is based on an unrealized plan by Wright and completed in 1995 by Taliesin Associated Architects, John Rattenbury and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

But just because it’s newer (and has modern amenities like a lava-rock hot tub) doesn’t mean it lacks classic Wright principles: nature has always been front- custody of his creations, and he took into account the time, the place and the inhabitants. to create the best living spaces. Likewise, this 3,700 square foot home is perched above Waiaka Creek with views of the ocean and mountains, as well as the Big Island’s three famous active volcanoes. Curved walls are made of Oahu coral aggregate blocks, and the house features Wright’s signature red concrete floors and opaque skylights throughout.

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The Palmer House in Ann Arbor, Michigan

This dramatic film from the late Frank Lloyd Wright period lodging was completed in 1950 for William and Mary Palmer. The two-acre property includes a three-bedroom main house – with its triangular bow-shaped overhang – and an adjacent tea house, built after Wright’s death by his apprentice, John H. Howe, in 1959 .

The main house (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), with its open and airy interiors, has original Wright-designed furniture and fitted wardrobes. And while you’re in Ann Arbor, don’t forget to visit the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

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The historic Park Inn in Mason City, Iowa

It is not a private home, but it is the last hotel in the world designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright (Wright designed six hotels; he is the only survivor). The prairie style Historic Park Inn may indeed be ‘historic’, but guests are offered a quiet and comfortable place within its impressive architecture while enjoying its modern amenities.

During their stay, visitors can enjoy the hotel’s restaurant, the 1910 Grille; the 1910 living room; and a wine and pool room, which includes a 100-year-old pool table.

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