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Original Owners Selling Their Frank Lloyd Wright Home

Got $1.4M? You just have to deal with Minnesota winters
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2017 10:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – A house recently listed for sale in a Minneapolis suburb is causing a bit of a stir. That's because, almost 60 years ago, Paul and Helen Olfelt worked with Frank Lloyd Wright in the year before his death to build their dream home in St. Louis Park; now in their 90s, having owned it all the while, the couple is ready to sell, reports Town & Country. Not only does the home, listed at $1.4 million, feature the angled roof and huge windows that Wright favored, but it's still decorated with furniture and even fixtures he designed, including hexagon-shaped ottomans and built-in shelves, notes Smithsonian.

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The home is one of a small but cherished generation of "Usonia" houses that Wright created with a vision of being simple, affordable, elegant, and custom-designed, reports 99% Invisible. They're peppered across the country, and the first cost $5,500 in Madison, Wis.—just $85,000 today. Check out pics of the latest listing, which has three bedrooms on the main level and a family room in a very rare finished basement, at the Berg Larsen Group. Set on 3.77 "extremely private" acres at the end of a cul de sac, the home is described as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." (This Wright house in LA was listed for $15 million.)

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