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
Frank Lloyd Wright Home for Sale With Original Furniture
The owners worked with Wright in the 1950s to build their dream home and have owned it ever since.   (Berg Larsen Group)

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.

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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