What it’s really like to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home

After many years and few nibbles, Joe Massaro has taken his $10 million private island real estate listing off the market — and the Frank Lloyd Wright home and standalone 1950s cottage that come with it.

Even after a roughly $10 million price drop from the original $19.9 million asking price five years ago, there was “not one offer — and I know why, too,” said Massaro, 75, from his primary winter home in Florida. “For a family to live in this house, it’s not the easiest thing in the world.”

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The design is not the issue, at least for Massaro. He built the unique home on Petre Island in Lake Mahopac according to Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1949 working plans and has not had an urge to revisit or renovate even one inch of the four-bedroom

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Houston-area home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale

The home is the only one he designed in the Houston area, and one of only three of his homes in the entire state of Texas.

HOUSTON — It’s an impressive home but as the Realtor, Clay Joyner will tell you, it’s much more than that.

The architect was an American master.

“He wanted to push you into that room to make you feel like it was something that actually had, where you wanted to gather, to be a part of something,” Joyner said.

Nestled in Bunker Hill Village is a home by an architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the only one he designed in the Houston area, and one of only three of his homes in the entire state of Texas.

“It’s like walking through a Monet your entire life, going through your house and I’m gonna walk through a piece of art, every single day,” Joyner

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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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This elegant Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home in Michigan brings the outdoors inside

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – A sprawling 18-acre wooded property just 15 minutes from Ann Arbor hosts a beautifully designed custom home inspired by the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.

The custom home at 3900 N. Dixboro Road in Superior Township was designed in 1992 by architect Carl D. Gilmore, who began his career under Alden B. Dow, himself a former apprentice of Wright. Taking inspiration from the Prairie School where Wright began his career, the home blends the natural beauty of the property with extensive custom woodwork and masonry.

Six hundred tons of Oklahoma “Pencil Rock” form the structure and interior and exterior walls of the home. Rather than being mined or quarried, the stone is taken from the ground at surface level and undergoes as little cutting as possible to preserve the natural edges and texture visible.

Custom cherry wood casements, furnishings and decorative joists with integrated lighting fixtures

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