Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home in Blacklick Saved by Couple

An ambitious and visionary couple have reclaimed a substantial Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home that nearly succumbed to abandonment and the very forces of nature that surround it.

For several years, Dorri Steinhoff and Joe Kuspan have been fully invested in restoring a ravine house in Blacklick that narrowly escaped demolition. Once on Columbus Landmark’s Most Endangered Sitesthe property has become both a soothing and invigorating home.

Built in 1940 from cypress trees and locally quarried stone, the mid-20th century Modernist home exemplifies Wright’s organic design principles, intended to unite people, homes, and nature. It sits on 2.5 acres next to a tributary of Blacklick Creek, a few hundred feet from a busy 50-mile-per-hour road, yet still feels like it’s miles from the modern chaos. Its walls are made of glass and stone to bring its inhabitants closer to the natural beauty that surrounds it.

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