Mid-Century Michigan Home By Frank Lloyd Wright

This compact home was built in Michigan by Frank Lloyd Wright and it shows off his architecture principles

This compact home was built in Michigan by Frank Lloyd Wright and it shows off his architecture principles

Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous architect known for his gorgeous mid-century homes, and today we are featuring one of them.

The house took 40 years for this design to be fully realized. Frank Lloyd Wright originally designed the compact home for a retired schoolteacher. The location embodies his principles of organic architecture, intertwining the house and the 10-acre property of gardens, sloping lawns and old-growth forest overlooking Honey Creek.

The home was specially designed to weather the area’s harsh winter climate — exposed glass was minimized while the steeply sloping roof was engineered to shed snow and highlight the decoration of icicles in winter. The house has slanting layers of wood, glass, and ceilings that reach 25 feet high. The whole home design is all about redwood panels that can be seen in literally any space. Red brick and even reddish concrete floors make the home complete and harmonious and these red shades create a warm ambience that seems to embrace you upon entering.

The house includes vast outdoor areas done with Japanese influence. Drawings and blueprints from the Wright Foundation are included in the home confirming the house is certainly an authentic Frank Lloyd Wright design well-executed and maintained.

The house done in reds, these are red wood, bricks and even reddish concrete to compleye the color scheme

The house done in reds, these are red wood, bricks and even reddish concrete to compleye the color scheme

The living room features high ceilings, a glazed wall, lots of bookshelves and a selection of red wood furniture

The living room features high ceilings, a glazed wall, lots of bookshelves and a selection of red wood furniture

The glazed wall is framed to prevent heat loss in the winter

The glazed wall is framed to prevent heat loss in the winter

The design of the house contains signature Wright's elements in eahc point including these lit up shelves

The design of the house contains signature Wright's elements in eahc point including these lit up shelves

Horizontal redwood panels with red brick ad red tiles create a bold and warming up base for the living room

Horizontal redwood panels with red brick ad red tiles create a bold and warming up base for the living room

The home feels mid-century and countryside-like but not ordinary, it's not what you could usually see

The home feels mid-century and countryside-like but not ordinary, it's not what you could usually see

The dining space features some cabinets of redwood and a small dining set

The dining space features some cabinets of redwood and a small dining set

The kitchen is hidden behind these cabinets and as there are no windows, it's lit up with artificial light as much as possible

The kitchen is hidden behind these cabinets and as there are no windows, it's lit up with artificial light as much as possible

Red wood cabinets with marble countertops create a contrasting look and a brick backsplash adds to the space

Red wood cabinets with marble countertops create a contrasting look and a brick backsplash adds to the space

What a mid-century house without a fireplace, and this one clad with red bricks is a great piece

What a mid-century house without a fireplace, and this one clad with red bricks is a great piece

The bedroom is done with double height windows and a cool redwood panel wall, which acts as an art piece here

The bedroom is done with double height windows and a cool redwood panel wall, which acts as an art piece here

A fireplace warms up the room, and comfy wardrobes are clad with wood to complete the look

A fireplace warms up the room, and comfy wardrobes are clad with wood to complete the look

There's also a home office with lots of bookshelves going along the whole perimeter of the room

There's also a home office with lots of bookshelves going along the whole perimeter of the room

The deck is done with simple redwood furniture and there's a tree integrated

The deck is done with simple redwood furniture and there's a tree integrated

The landscaping is done with Japanese influence

The landscaping is done with Japanese influence

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