Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a great summer. I have a hard time sitting at the computer and focusing on work this time of year, which is why you haven’t heard much from me lately.
Readers frequently search my blog for Frank Lloyd Wright houses, so I thought you’d want to know about this small one for sale in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The house was originally designed by FLW for a schoolteacher in Wisconsin. However, it wasn’t actually built until 40 years later. Take a look!
A Small Frank Lloyd Wright House For Sale in Ann Arbor
The listing explains:
It took 40 years for this design to be fully realized. It remained unbuilt until it was commissioned in 1979 by astrophysicist Fred Haddock and built under the supervision of Charles Montooth of Taliesin Assoc. Architects.
The house has “slanting layers of wood, glass, and ceilings that reach 25 feet high.”
“Taliesin selected the design and chose the property and site with Wright’s vision in mind. The location embodies his principles of organic architecture, intertwining the house and the 10-acre property of gardens, sloping lawns and old-growth forest overlooking Honey Creek.”
Dwell points out Wright’s signature features fill the house, “from the sweeping great room to the reddish concrete floors.”
The great room is lined with horizontal redwood panels.
“Frank Lloyd Wright originally designed the compact home for retired schoolteacher Edith Carlson in Superior, Wisconsin. Dubbed ‘Below Zero,’ the home was specially designed to weather the area’s harsh winter climate — exposed glass was minimized while the steeply sloping roof was engineered to shed snow and highlight the decoration of icicles in winter.”
The original gravity heating system Wright specified for the house still works.
The kitchen is small but was updated in 2006 to suit the style of the house.
There are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1,300 square feet.
Besides the two bedrooms, the house also has a small office:
The floor plans for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Haddock House:
“Haddock House is a unique design for Wright; a one-of-a-kind small masterpiece.
If you’re a Frank Lloyd Wright fan looking for a good summer read, Loving Frank is one of my faves (Amazon affiliate link):
It’s written from the point of view of Mamah Borthwick Cheney, who had commissioned him to design a house for her family: “During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.”
The 10-acre property has an enclosed garden:
Japanese design influenced the landscaping.
“Drawings and blueprints from the Wright Foundation and the Taliesen Fellows are included in the sale of the home, as is the original letter from Taliesen Associated Architects, confirming the house is certainly an authentic Frank Lloyd Wright design well-executed and maintained.”