Though you can no longer commission Frank Lloyd Wright to design your dream home, the real estate market has made it possible for anyone to hold on to the hope that one day—maybe—they can own a piece of the iconic architect’s work. This past year, a few Wright-designed homes have hit the market, including the 1,940-square-foot Arthur Mathews House in June and the Randall Fawcett Home in August. Now, a Usonian home in Wisconsin has become available too.
Listed through Re/Max, the 6-bed, 6.5-bath home in Mount Pleasant is for sale for $725,000. At just under 5,000 square feet, the property is one of Wright’s largest Usonian designs and includes many classic Wright features, like a low-slung roof, large windows, and crisp wood interiors. The property sits on a bluff on three acres of land, and the great room is cantilevered over a ravine.
However, it’s not just the size of the home—or even the architect—that makes the Frank Lloyd Wright listing such a standout, but that it’s the first time the house has ever been sold since it was constructed in 1956. Known by Wright fans as the Keland House, the home was commissioned by Karen Johnson Keland and her first husband, Willard. A member of the SC Johnson family, Karen later remarried William Boyd, spurring some to call the house the Johnson-Boyd Home. Wright also designed the SC Johnson headquarters and Johnson-Boyd’s girlhood home, Wingspreads.