Look!: Frank Lloyd Wright's Brandes Residence

Look!: Frank Lloyd Wright's Brandes Residence

Aug 7, 2007

It could be yours. This 3 bedroom, two bath house in Sammamish, WA, is a Usonian house, one of about 50 single-family homes Wright designed with the intention of being affordable for a middle-class family. Built in 1952 and approximately 1,900 square feet, it's on the market today for $1,700,000.

But never mind. We are satisfied to be inspired by the cutouts in the clerestory windows that allow light to dapple the interior in kaleidoscopic designs, or glow from inside at night to decorate the exterior like a kid's nightlight.

We are also enamoured by the art against the masonry walls, not to mention the heated red concrete floor and Wright's original freestanding and built-in redwood furniture.

This is one of only three Wright-designed buildings in Washington, and it is listed on the National and State Register of Historic Structures.

(As reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01/30/07)

Images: Dan DeLong/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Alan Weintraub


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