Looking to live that Usonian life? One such home in an Frank Lloyd Wright designed community in Pleasantville, New York is ready to make your dreams come true.
Wright used the term Usonian to refer to his vision for the landscape of the US, including city planning and architecture. The term was first coined by James Duff Law, an American writer born in 1865, since he believed, as only a single nation within North and South America, the United States didn't have exclusive rights to the term "American." While the term didn't catch on for the country and its inhabitants, it does conjure up that modest single story home that Wright made famous.
The Usonia Historic District in NYC adjacent Westchester County is made up of 47 such homes, three designed personally by the architect and the rest's plans approved by him. He also decided where each house would be placed, deciding on a circular design while preserving most of the original trees and "encouraging the flow of the land."
This particular four bedroom, three bathroom home was not designed by Wright, but you'd be hard pressed to guess just by looking at it. It has all the Usonian tells, from the roofline, to the geometric stained glass, to the FLW furniture inside. For indoor/outdoor living, the property also has a wraparound balcony that opens out to one acre site, as well as a spacious deck.
The house is currently on the market for $1.2 million.
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