Frank Lloyd Wright has put his stamp on some of the world’s most famous and recognizable structures, including New York City’s own Guggenheim Museum.
But did you know the prolific architect was also the forefather of a revolutionary style of residential housing that informed the airy, open floor plans seen in many modern homes today? Wright’s Prairie style took hold in the Midwest during the early 20th-century and quickly spread across the country, profoundly influencing the built landscape we know today. If you’ve ever wanted to live in an iconic Wright home, this could be your chance: One of the few prefab Prairie homes designed by the architect has hit the market, and it’s just a quick half-hour drive from Manhattan.
Located in the bucolic hamlet of Blauvelt, New York on a private 2.5-acre property, the prefab structure is one of only nine designed by Wright in the 1950s for developer Marshall Erdman. The single-story building boasts an open-floor plan with four spacious bedrooms.
According to the listing, there’s also a connected living room and kitchen space with an over-sized fireplace and plenty of mid-century throwback touches like geometric designs and patterns. A period-style patio and planting areas sit outside, where there’s plenty of greenery — the property is part of a 500-acre park on Clausland Mountain.
The homes were meant to be sold for $15,000 back in the day, but this one is going for a much-higher $795,000. However, the bragging rights of owning a Frank Lloyd Wright original may be worth that increase in price.
[Listing: 48 Clausland Mountain Road, Blauvelt, NY by Monroe Realty]
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