A Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Home Just Hit The Market In New Hampshire

published Sep 25, 2019
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Autumn is a beautiful time in the state of New Hampshire, where the fall foliage attracts international attention. This year’s season is looking a little extra nice thanks to this new property by Frank Lloyd Wright that just hit the market.

The Usonian Automatic Toufic H. Kalil house is located in the town of Manchester. If Google Street View is any indication, the house is nestled into a lush conifer-laden neighborhood that looks straight-up idyllic. The home was built in 1955 and is one of only seven Usonian Automatic houses by Wright.

The Kalil family hired Wright to design a home for “two working professionals.” Their neighbors, the Zimmerman family, lived in a house designed by Wright and they were sold on his vision. Meant to be functional first and foremost, the Usonian Automatic houses prioritized streamlined systems that could complement the post-War lifestyle of Americans at the time. Always held within the Kalil family, this Wright home has never been available to the public before—until now.

Some specs on the home: it’s about 1,400 square feet with a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a study. Philippine mahogany is paneled throughout the structure. Most of the original furnishings—including fabrics—are still in place. An added bonus: a mother-in-law house on the property, although it’s unfinished. 

The home is listed for $850,000. It’s a perfectly sensible price for such a rare Wright home in 2019. But thanks to inflation, that number is more than ten times what the Kalil family paid for it originally.

Check out the 3D tour of the gorgeous abode here.