Architecture fans, now might be the time to invest in your own piece of iconic property.
Sure, seeing legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's work up close is pretty spectacular in itself, but what if you could live in one of his designs? Well, you can. A four-bedroom, three-bathroom Frank Lloyd Wright home in Wausau, Wisconsin has just hit the market for the princely sum of $425,000.
Known as the Charles and Dorothy Manson house, the distinctive 1941 property is an early example of the star designer's Usonian homes. Wright used the term to describe homes which he designed specifically for the middle class. They would often be single-story but packed with plenty of signature Wright designs, like the slanted horizontal roof, local red Ringle Bricks, an abundance of natural light, and Wright’s now-iconic custom perforated windows, which some suggest this house is the first to ever feature.
Over the past six years, current owners, Bryan Hung and David Wood have painstakingly restored and refurbished the 2,472-square-foot property. Fixing leaks and damages, restoring the second-floor bath, and re-staining wood all under the approval of the local Historic preservation committee. Other upgrades include new landscaping, working fireplaces, and an updated heating system. They also created custom seat cushions and insulated curtains.
On top of that, the two successfully applied to have the house listed on the National Register of Historic Places back in 2016, as well as a Historical Landmark for the City of Wasau. Now they hope to find a new occupant who's just as smitten with Frank Lloyd Wright's work.
Wright fans who buy the property will receive the designer's original blueprints for the house and also get to keep several pieces inside including the dining chairs and the framed photos in the 44-foot-long gallery. Also included in the home sale: the original clothes-drying rack and an adjacent 0.34-acre lot just north of the property.
Want a closer look? Interested buyers can visit the property's dedicated website to get all the details on the listing.