A Newly Listed $4.25 Million Los Angeles Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright ‘Is Not for the Faint of Heart’

Known as the Samuel and Harriet Freeman House, it was built between 1923 and 1925.


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The University of Southern California is selling a
Frank Lloyd
 
Wright
-designed Los Angeles home, one of four in the city using concrete blocks, for $4.25 million.

The Samuel and Harriet Freeman House in the Hollywood Hills was constructed with more than 12,000 cast concrete blocks used both inside and out, and features a salon-style layout with a central hearth, partially open kitchen and several outdoor spaces. It was created by the famed American architect between 1923 and 1925.

The two-bedroom, 2,884-square-foot residence is “a treasure that needs restoration,” said listing agent
Mike Deasy,
the CEO of
Deasy Penner Podley,
a brokerage that specializes in architecturally significant and historic properties. 

“We’ve seen interest from art collectors and institutions,”
Mr. Deasy
said. 

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In a wooded oasis where Addison and Dallas meet is a home that embraces the nature around it

Do you dream of an escape from the city without going too far? Well, you can make that dream a reality at this custom-built home in Dallas. The home was designed using natural materials and has an abundance of windows. It sits on 2.07 acres of greenery-filled space, so you can live like you have your own private oasis.

The home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and one half-bathroom in 7,196 square feet of space. Co-listing agent Elizabeth Wisdom of Allie Beth Allman & Associates said the home has plenty of privacy and is set away from view.

“It feels like you’re sitting on a nature preserve in the heart of Dallas,” Wisdom said.

She noted that the home is best for people with grown children because of its unique layout. In addition to the primary suite, the two other bedrooms have large en suite bathrooms with dual sinks and

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Dementia-friendly home aims to help people with Alzheimer’s

Many people whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease struggle with the idea of leaving them home alone, worried about whether they’ll be safe — and yet, they know independence is important, too.

With that struggle in mind, a new “dementia-friendly” model apartment was recently constructed in New York City, aiming to show people how to make their home safer for people who have diseases like Alzheimer’s.

“It’s a lot of things people just really don’t think about,” Jennifer Reeder, a clinical social worker and director of education and social services for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, told TODAY.

The apartment includes safety features like a stove cover and automatic fire extinguishers, a round table instead of one with sharp corners, a smart refrigerator that allows caregivers to see inside remotely so they know if someone has eaten, as well as design touches meant to enhance someone’s mood, like the

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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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