Update: Brian Kirksey from Ethos Real Estate tells Curbed that there will be an open house Sunday, April 23rd from 1-4. The house garnered strong interest in the fall, with one or two serious buyers. The house is located in Galesburg, MI. More info can be found here.
Located in a subdivision in Galesburg, MI, just outside Kalamazoo, stands four Usonian homes built by Frank Lloyd Wright. One of those homes, the David and Christine Weisblat House, is for sale for the first time. The price? $510,000.
The subdivision, The Acres, was created in 1949 by a group of scientists who worked at Upjohn in Kalamazoo (there’s also another Wright subdivision located right in Kalamazoo, near Western Michigan University). The plots are circular, with trails and wooded areas throughout. (photo from the original listing)
The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings, like many of his designs. It's been in the family since it was built and retains all of its natural characteristics: concrete floors, skylights, Honduran mahogany, and built-in bookshelves and desks. Brian Kirksey of Ethos Real Estate says that since the house went up for sale in mid-August, they’ve had two serious inquiries and many people just interested in seeing a preserved Frank Lloyd Wright house. He says they’ve had people fly in from all over the country to see it.
The house is just over 2,400 square feet, with three bedrooms, and two full baths. Here’s a look inside this rare midcentury gem.
Interested in a virtual tour of the house? Steven Tibbe from Real Space shares his 3D video here. He also had some thoughts on the neighborhood. "The best thing about this specific house was that it was a whole neighborhood designed around Frank Lloyd Wrights visions. The circular lots and shared walking paths in between is quite rare, plus the fact that there are multiple homes designed by him is an attraction all itself."
- 11185 Hawthorne Drive, Galesburg, MI [Zillow]
- The David and Christine Weisblat House [Ethos Real Estate]
- Real Spaces 3D Tour