Rare, perfectly-preserved Frank Lloyd Wright home is on the market for $1.395 million
A rare Frank Lloyd Wright single-story home is for sale in Minnesota -- and all of its original modernist mid-century furniture designed by the famed architect is included in the $1.35 million price tag.
The property is listed by Paul Olfelt and his wife, who are the original owners of the home built in the final years of Wright's career.
The Olfelts, who are now in their 90s, were in their 20s when Paul wrote a fan letter to Wright, propositioning the well-known architect for a commission.
"We hoped for a refuge from the world for part of our day, a place where we could enjoy nature and the beauty of man's creativeness in harmony with nature. We wanted a home that by virtue of its character would help us and our children be dissatisfied with the ordinary," Olfelt wrote in 1969 in the Minnesota Society of Architects's journal Northwest Architect. "It seemed unbelievable that we could interest Mr. Wright in our problems," he added.
Peek inside the stunning, impeccably-upheld property:
The 2,647-square-foot home at 2206 Parklands Lane in Saint Louis Park, a suburb not far from Minneapolis, is a sight to be seen for both Frank Lloyd Wright fans and real estate junkies alike. Located on 3.77 acres, the diamond-shaped three-bedroom home is filled with light and nestles seamlessly on a grassy knoll.
The property is one of about 60 Usonian-style homes designed by the architect in the last 30 years of his career before he died in 1959. Like its peers, the Minnesota building is a single-story ranch house with a very current open floor plan and geometric lines.
In addition to its rare, pristine condition, architectural history and original museum-quality furniture, the home also boasts a finished basement -- a rarity for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed property.