The “Neils House” is a home on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis that was commissioned by Henry J. Neils and his wife Freida in 1949 and featured all the classic Unsonia design details. The three-bedroom, three-bath house ranch-style home is 2,500 square feet laid out in an L-shape. This allowed for the common living areas to be separate from the sleeping space, a common practice by the architect during that period. There’s also plenty of wooden built-ins, two fireplaces, soaring ceilings, a patio and carport.
You’ll also notice the incredible woodwork throughout as well as floor-to-ceiling windows creating the sense of the indoors and outdoors become one. Although in a public area, the home is surrounded by trees making it super private.
Several details are not familiar to Lloyd Wright’s vision, though. Since the owners were quite knowledgeable in the architecture realm, they worked closely with the iconic architect to make their vision come to life as well. For example, the exterior features extensive stonework and aluminum window framing. Lloyd Wright typically used wood. And this is his only design to use marble walls.
What’s more, is the new owner will only be the third in history. After being completed in 1951, only two people have owned the incredible property.
“Rare opportunity to own a historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home overlooking Cedar Lake,” reads the listing description. “Built in 1951 with an incredible blend of stone and wood, floor to ceiling windows and sun-drenched spaces situated on a private half acre lot. Property has been meticulously maintained and cared for. Home is on the national historic register. There have only been two owners of this home. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.