A Rare Frank Lloyd Wright House in Usonia, New York Just Hit the Market

The Guggenheim Museum isn’t Frank Lloyd Wright’s only distinctive building inspired by circular shapes. In the 1940s, the architect was recruited to create the master plan for Usonia, an affordable—albeit tiny—planned community in Pleasantville, New York. One of the three houses in Usonia that Wright himself designed recently hit the market, and for a cool $1.5 million, it can be yours.

 Masterpiece of the King of Architecture

Usonian houses were Wright's modest, single-family residences, a trademark style he first adopted in Wisconsin during the 1930s. While affordable, they were also all unique. The cylindrical Sol Friedman House, built between 1948 and 1949, was one of the Pleasantville community's first homes.

Wright designed the three-bedroom residence, also known as “Toyhill," to sit atop a rocky hill. Characteristic of his style, the two-story stone and concrete structure melds seamlessly into its natural surroundings, with large windows, Wright's signature Cherokee Red floors, stone walls, and built-in furniture. Adjacent to the main house, there's a concrete pedestal carport that looks akin to a giant mushroom or flying saucer.

You can view some pictures of the Sol Friedman House below.

A photograph looking up the driveway of the Sol Friedman House
An exterior view of the back of the house
A view of the living room of the house
The Sol Friedman House features a stone fireplace, custom-built furniture, and Cherokee Red floors.
The Sol Friedman House, or
The Sol Friedman House living room is filled with wooden chairs, a stone table, and short shelves.
The Sol Friedman House features a carport that looks like a giant mushroom.


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