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If you love modern architecture, then you don’t need us to tell you how iconic the works of Frank Lloyd Wright are. The historic architect has designed a variety of beautiful, mid-century homes around the country, and vacation rental site Vrbo is making it easy to book a stay in one.
In honor of the architect, the site curated a list of some of Wright’s best residential designs. And the best part is that you can actually stay in them for a weekend or more. So if you're spending your holidays planning your next getaway, the following Wright masterpieces are sure to give you a vacation to remember.
With a design based on an equilateral triangle, the Palmer House in Ann Arbor, Michigan features many elements of Wright’s signature style, including a cantilevered roof, an expansive open floor plan, and built-in, custom furniture that Wright designed himself. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home can sleep up to six people and sits on two acres of secluded woodland, making it perfect for a tranquil getaway.
What’s better than a Hawaiian vacation? A Hawaiian vacation that involves staying in a stunning Frank Lloyd Wright design. The Cornwall House in Waimea, Hawaii was built in 1995, but it was constructed using an original 1952 Wright design. The home, which sits on three acres, features massive walls of glass that reveal striking panoramic views of the ocean and three massive volcanoes. At $950 per night, it doesn’t come cheap, but the memories you’ll make just might be worth it.
Built in Wright’s famous Usonian style—a design concept he created for middle-income families—Woodside in Marion, Indiana has had the same owner for more than 20 years, and now the owner is allowing guests to book a stay in it. The home has been renovated with care for Wright’s design methods and sits on a wooded two-acre lot in a historic neighborhood. It’s also one of the bigger homes on this list, spanning 4,000 square feet and featuring five bedrooms and bathrooms.
The Elam House
The Elam House in Austin, Minnesota is the second-largest of Wright’s Usonian homes and features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two living rooms, and a signature cantilevered balcony. While guests can’t book a stay in the actual house, they can reserve the property’s guest house suite for $254 per night, which is a cozy 820-square-foot home with a private entrance. Guests of this home can tour the original Elam House any day between 5-7 pm, so this is a great option if you want an intimate experience with a Wright design but you don’t want to pay Frank Lloyd Wright prices.
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