The Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery Now Open At Manitoga

Mid-century designer Russel Wright, who lived from 1904 to 1976, revolutionized the American home through his contribution of inexpensive, mass produced dinnerware, furniture, appliances, and textiles.

His home, studio, and woodland garden – collectively called Manitoga – are located in Garrison, NY.

The mission of the Russel Wright Design Center is to preserve Manitoga as the embodiment of Wright’s design philosophy and his life’s work; to Demonstrate the power of land reclamation, respect for the environment, and integration in design; to inspire creativity and enhance the lives of many; and to celebrate good design for living in creative harmony with nature through tours, programs, and events.

In light of that mission, the center has recently opened the Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery – a beautiful space with Wright’s designs on display.

Curated by Donald Albrecht, the author of Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle and designed by Wendy Evans Joseph,

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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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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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