Frank Lloyd Wright‘s design philosophies have had a—pardon the pun—ripple effect on home designs all over the country. None more so than this fantastic facsimile of Wright’s Fallingwater.
Built in 1991, this dream property for any Wright fan is tucked into the tony resort town of Lake Geneva, WI. It’s the first time that the home has come on the market in two decades. The homage to the great architect’s masterwork is priced at $6,575,000.
Just as at Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA, which Wright built in the 1930s, steel, glass, and stone were used to construct this replica in Wisconsin.
The four-bedroom interior features stone flooring, black kitchen countertops, cherry cabinetry, and floating shelves on stone walls.
The home hews to the Wright aesthetic in its color palette and use of materials. It has a floating staircase painted Cherokee red, complemented by a whopping 10 concrete terraces all painted in a light ochre.
In the master bedroom, there’s a stone fireplace, another element that Wright added to many of his designs.
Many of the bedrooms and other spaces in the home have their own terraces, perfect perches from which to take in lake breezes on warm summer days.
In the living room, a two-sided stone fireplace and wall of windows, with doors that open to the outside, achieve both coziness and a deep connection to the outdoors.
For the buyer in search of privacy and gorgeous gardens, this property delivers in a big way. The 3.24-acre parcel and its manicured landscaping feature perennial plants.
A wavelike sculpture along the driveway is in perfect pitch with Wright’s organic architecture.
The home is on Lake Shore Drive, which offers views and easy access to Geneva Lake, with its stately summertime mansions.
A stone path leads from the home down to the lakefront, and a compressed entry—another signature feature of Wright’s design—invites guests into the home.
Lake Geneva has only about 8,000 year-round residents, but between May and September, its population rises, as the owners of vacation homes and tourists pour in. Many of the local homes are built in French chateau and English Tudor styles, which makes this Wright-inspired property stand out all the more.
David Curry of Geneva Lakefront Realty has the listing.
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