This Amazing Frank Lloyd Estate Is on the Market for the First Time

by Sasha CarterJanuary 23, 2018

A Rare Frank Lloyd Home Is for Sale in Minneapolis

Frank Lloyd Wright may have designed more than 500 completed buildings, but each structure is singular, unique, and coveted in the eyes of modernist admirers. And Wright’s mid-century Minneapolis home is no exception. Designed for radiologist Paul C. Olfelt, this private home is one of the last homes designed by Wright before his death in 1959.

Now, over half a century later, the original owners are selling their beloved Frank Lloyd Wright home, and one lucky buyer will acquire a trophy piece of Wright’s architecture collection. Whether you’re here to buy, or you’re merely a fan of Wright’s canon of architecture, read on to look inside this stunning home.
Frank Lloyd Wright Estate

Discover the Magic of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Minneapolis Home

A few miles outside of downtown Minneapolis, 3.77 acres rest at the secluded end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Here, you’ll find a time machine in the form of a Frank Lloyd Wright home. The home that rests on the hillside epitomizes mid-century design; the brick structure boasts strong right angles and cascading steps that lead to the entrance of this ‘60s chic home.
Frank Lloyd Wright Estate

Step Inside Wright’s Time Machine to the 1960’s

According to visitors, this unique Frank Lloyd Wright home “appears virtually untouched.” As you enter the home, admire the signature Wrightian details, such as custom built-ins with seating, sprawling windows, original cabinetry and bookshelves, and mid-century furniture.

In the main living room, the vaulted ceilings, soaring windows, and streaming natural light steal the show, but the other rooms are equally delightful. The kitchen boasts a stunning pairing of brick and oak, with all original furnishings and fixtures. A marble top island and a built-in oven showcase Wright’s unique, understated vision — and we can’t get enough of it.
Frank Lloyd Wright Estate
In traditional mid-century fashion, the main level of this home offers three bedrooms. But with a designer like Wright, the space is anything but a 2.5 kids and white picket fence scenario. Vaulted ceilings and skylights in the master bedroom create a light, Scandinavian feel, while bold, red floors showcase Wright’s visionary craftsmanship.

Additional features of this home include: a lower level family room, original sections that can seat upwards of 10 people, soaring glass walls, and acres of beautiful natural landscaping.
Frank Lloyd Wright Estate

Will You Be the Next Owner of This Frank Lloyd Wright Estate?

Chances to own a Frank Lloyd Wright home don’t come around often, and the opportunity to be the second-ever owner of a Wright estate is a true rarity. The 2,647 square foot Minneapolis Wright home is listed at $1,295,000 — a bargain for one lucky buyer. Will that buyer be you? If you’re interested, act now!

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.