Are You Sure About Buying a Frank Lloyd Wright Home?

There are about 20 U.S. homes for sale were designed by a man lauded by his profession as the greatest U.S. architect of all time. But such deals sometimes come with strings attached. Joann Lublin explains on Lunch Break. Photo: Jeff Anderson Custom Finishes.

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28 Replies to “Are You Sure About Buying a Frank Lloyd Wright Home?”

  1. I love Wright's homes, but expecting someone to pay to have the home taken apart and reconstructed as part of the sale is absurd.

  2. Owning a Frank Loyd Wright home is like owning a major work of art. If I were wealthy I would own one.

  3. Frank Lloyd Wright may have been considered an artist whose medium was building material, but in at least a couple of his allegedly great works he was not much of an engineer. His famous Johnson's Wax building had a roof leak right in the office of the head boss. He had to keep a wastebasket to put on his desk to catch the roof leak when it rained. His well known house Falling Water has required much structural shoring up over the years to keep it from Falling In The Water.

  4. Many of these homes look like they were built today…..I don't agree that these homes are dated. And many people today are dying for retro Kitchens. To each their own……

  5. It seems expensive but there are exotic cars that cost WAY more than to move such a building, and one of the biggest complaint about the cars are the electronic that are going to be nearly impossible to service in 30-50 years. Where are you going to get the rare battery packs for these exotic hybrids that have maybe 200 cars in their production line for instance.

  6. The Bachman-Wilson house ended up in NW Arkansas at the Crystal Bridges Museum. I was thrilled when the museum bought, moved, and refurbished the house. The CB museum was the brainchild of Alice Walton, of the Walmart family, and it is spectacular.

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  8. One has to remember that these home were built long before TV and home entertainment. That's why in many, the focal point of the house – and certainly the room it was in – was always the fireplace. And you haven't seen a fireplace until you've seen a FLW fireplace.

  9. I personally don’t find them dated. That’s really the beauty of these homes he designed, that they aged so perfectly.

  10. I worked on a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Beverly Hills. It leaked all the time. They didn't know how to pour concrete like we do now. If the lawn sprinklers came on it would leak into the basement.

  11. He also didn't like closets. How can a person live in a house without a closet? No place to keep a vacuum or other cleaning supplies

  12. Buying old, overpriced homes is a mistake. If you had a million dollars, the contemporary, tech-ready, smart homes are the best choice.

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