One of Indiana’s 7 Remaining Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Is Listed for $750K

An impeccably restored Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style home in South Bend, IN, needs a new steward.

On the market for $750,000, the K.C. DeRhodes House comes with a list price five times greater than South Bend’s current median listing price of $145,000—a testament to the home’s craftsmanship and desirability.

“It’s outside the normal day-in, day-out listing,” says the listing agent, Beau Dunfee of Weichert Realtors.

Built in 1906 for Laura and Kersey DeRhodes, the home is a mirror image of the Barton House in Buffalo, NY, completed two years earlier. A female friend of Laura DeRhodes who was working in Wright’s Oak Park, IL, studio, introduced the couple to the esteemed architect.


Wright designed eight homes in Indiana, of which seven remain. Two are in South Bend: the DeRhodes Home and the Herman T. Mossberg Residence (built in 1948).

Even with the sale’s stipulations for a cash

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Contemporary home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice in Dauphin County for $750K: Cool Spaces

Nestled in a Dauphin County mountainside neighborhood where custom homes abound, this unique property was dubbed the “tree house” by architect Bill Patrick, who was an apprentice for Frank Lloyd Wright.

Is this home California contemporary or mid-century modern, or a blend of the two much-beloved architectural styles? Take the photo tour and decide for yourself.

This 4,415-square-foot home, built in 1994, has a dramatic angular exterior with multi-cantilevered overhangs in the style of Wright, a well-known American architect and designer. The exterior is a blend of brick, stucco and cedar allowing the home to fit harmoniously into the nearly one-acre lightly-wooded lot.

The dramatic exterior carries to the interior with clerestory windows, beamed, vaulted ceilings with cedar battens, floor-to-ceiling windows, solid rift sawn grain oak doors and accents of brick, cedar and mahogany.

The great room, off of the entry foyer, features a wall of windows, vaulted sound-absorbing acoustic

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