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Frank Lloyd Wright home hits market for first time ever

This uncommon home in Wisconsin has by no means modified palms — till now. 

A bucolic abode in Mount Nice constructed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954 has gone up on the market for the primary time ever — and its dealer has been inundated with calls. 

“I don’t count on it to final till the weekend,” Anthony Veranth of Re/Max Newport Elite informed Crain’s Chicago Business of the low-slung property, which hit the market on Saturday. By Tuesday, he stated, he had already scheduled roughly a dozen showings. 

The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom dwelling asks $725,000 for the “uncommon alternative to personal a piece by America’s most outstanding architect.” Consumers ought to count on to pay a bit past the sticker worth, as Veranth warns the house, although properly maintained through the years, is in want of roof repairs — amongst different updates. Together with these within the fee brings the quantity as much as the $900,000 to $1 million vary, he informed Crain’s. 

Constructed by Wright for the household behind client chemical firm Johnson Wax, the 3-acre property is at present owned by a belief linked to the great-granddaughter of the corporate’s founder, Samuel Curtis Johnson. That great-granddaughter, Karen Johnson Boyd, commissioned the house from Wright and lived there till her demise in 2016. Her widower, Invoice Boyd, handed away in 2020. 

The Johnson household’s members have been massive followers of Wright and commissioned not less than two different properties from him: Their firm headquarters and a second dwelling. 

The primary home is unfold over 4,978 sq. ft and is positioned on a bluff of a ravine overlooking Wisconsin’s Root River. It’s positioned roughly 77 miles north of downtown Chicago. 

“The expansive dramatic Nice Room is cantilevered above the ravine emphasizing the continuity between inside and exterior,” boasts the listing of the compound, “mixing with nature and maximizing views.” All however one of many six bedrooms has an ensuite bathtub, and a balcony overlooks the principle residing area.

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