Rent a Frank Lloyd Wright Home

Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
– Frank Lloyd Wright

Note: The following Frank Lloyd Wright Homes are for rent. They are listed by state.

Muirhead Farmhouse

Muirhead HouseIn Northern Illinois you’ll find the Muirhead farmhouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s location goes back to 1860 when the Muirhead family settled the land upon which it sits.

In the 1940’s, owners Robert and Elizabeth Muirhead felt they had outgrown the original farmhouse on the property and decided on a Usonian-style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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The Palmer House

Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer HouseThe Palmer House, built for Bill and Mary Palmer in Ann Arbor during the early 1950’s, is one of the finest late works of master architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The 2,000 square-foot home, built in 1951, drips with organic architecture, in which Wright used principals from nature to guide his designs and use of materials.

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The Elam House

Elam HouseThe Elam Residence is one of the largest Usonian homes Wright designed.  Wright designed the home from photographs of the lot never setting foot on the property.

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Louis Penfield House

Penfield HouseThe original owner, Louis Penfield was six feet eight inches tall. When Mr. Penfield met with Mr. Wright for the first time, he asked, “Can you design a house for someone as tall as me?” Wright was silent for a moment, then replied, “Yes, but we’ll have to design a machine to tip you sideways first”. In Turn the Penfield house became a true reflection of Louis Penfield’s physique; It had a tall and narrow front door, and ceilings taller than most of his Usonian homes.

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Duncan House

Duncan House The Duncan house, built in 1957 in Lisle, Illinois for Donald and Elizabeth Duncan, is one of 11 modest Usonians that were prefabricated by a Wisconsin builder, Marshall Erdman, and constructed on lots chosen by the buyers.

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Seth Peterson Cottage

Peterson House

There may be no sadder story of a Frank Lloyd Wright built house then the Seth Peterson Cottage. But out of that sadness came a spectacular small house that is as grand as most houses ten times it’s size.

The man who financed it’s construction, Seth Peterson, had a few things in common with Mr. Wright, including a shared birthday, a love of architecture and nature, and growing up in Wisconsin. Peterson loved Wright’s work, was practically surrounded by it as youngster, and wanted to study under him.

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Bernard Schwartz House

Schwartz HouseIn 1938 Frank Lloyd Wright was at the height of his career. A 71 year old Wright was seeing his Johnson Wax Administrative building being built, Fall Water was nearing completion and he was on the cover of Time Magazine. That same year Life Magazine invited Frank to take part in dream home article called, “Eight Houses for Modern Living.”  The plan was to build these houses, both modern and traditional for four families with salaries between $2000 and $10000 a year.

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