frank lloyd wright’s schwartz house in wisconsin is now for rent on airbnb
spend the night in a frank lloyd wright house
For anyone traveling to Wisconsin, this Frank Lloyd Wright home on Airbnb will surely enhance any trip to the Midwest. The ‘Schwartz Riverside House’, also known as the ‘Still Bend’, was built in 1940 in the town of Two Rivers along the shores of Lake Michigan. it is a rare example of a two-story “Usonian” house, which is no longer usually only one-story.
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the design of the schwartz house
the schwartz house, now on airbnb (see here), is definitive of frank lloyd wright’s signature residential style – long brick volumes are surrounded by flat roofs with dramatic overhangs. inside, the accommodation hosts four bedrooms defined by their horizontal spaces, staggered overhead ceilings, and panels of red tide cypress. full-height glass panels look out over the surrounding landscaped lawns and wildlife.
the living room extends over 63 feet and expresses a warm and welcoming interior with a polished concrete floor in red hues as well as a library area with its corner fireplace.
the 82 year old house on airbnb
frank lloyd wright based this house on a 1938 design for LIFE magazine, which he described as “a little private club with special intimacies, conveniences and all-weather style”. it was eventually updated and produced for fougère and bernard schwartz, who saw the magazine’s report. in his typical fashion, wright designed every detail of the house, including its furniture, cushions, lamps and even its fruit bowls.
according to the airbnb listing, the house can sleep up to six people for $525 per night (with a two-night minimum stay).