A beautifully preserved masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin Listings on Airbnb

A beautifully preserved Wisconsin residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been listed on Airbnb for $546 per night and comes with enough room to sleep six. Called both Still Bend and Bernard Schwartz House, the historic home is the realized version of the legendary American architect The life “dream house” magazine, which he designed in 1938 for a low-income family. Originally intended to be built in Minneapolis, the house ended up being adapted by Wright to fill an empty lot in the Lake Michigan town of Two Rivers. The architect modified the magazine iteration using different materials: stucco and stone were replaced with planks and slats of red tide cypress and red brick.

Nonetheless, the four-bedroom abode, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, retains all of the architectural elements associated with Wright’s signature Usonian style. For example, Wright-designed built-in wooden furniture features throughout the interiors, as do clerestory windows, exposed brick walls, and dramatic roof overhangs. Notably, Still Bend is a rare example of a two-story Usonian house; economy designs typically rise only one story.

Still Bend by Frank Lloyd Wright is available for rent on Airbnb. Photo: Airbnb

In describing his idea of ​​the dream house in The lifeWright said: “American (I prefer to say Usonian) family life is unlike any other in the world, and I think this plan recognizes it pretty much for what it is – a little private club – with special intimacies, conveniences and ultra style all in one.”

Today, Still Bend is owned by brothers Gary and Michael Ditmer, who led the restoration and also hosted public tours of the home, which was recently featured in the Netflix series ‘The Most Amazing Vacation Rentals in the World’. world” and has also been featured on the Travel Channel and numerous design publications throughout its history.

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