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On the market: Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands

Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands
Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands

The spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright was alive and well in the 1950s when this three-bedroom property in Solihull, West Midlands was constructed.

Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands
Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands

An impressive structure on ‘one of Solihull’s most esteemed roads’ and now grade II-listed due to its architectural significance, the house was constructed back in 1959 and is on the market for just the second time in 50+ years.

Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands
Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands

Sadly, we don’t know the architect’s name who was actually behind this house, but his inspiration is almost certainly from Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential structures from the first half of the 20th century. Check out the Wiki page of his works for a compare and contrast. You’ll soon see what we mean.

Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands
Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands

Looking specifically at this place, it sits back from the lane behind a ‘generous’ garden, with the house predominantly built of oak, cedar and Shropshire clay brick, complementing the 0.67 acres of land that surrounds it. Lots of original features within too, including wardrobes concealed behind oak-strip walls and a full height, unusually-shaped, brick fireplace, not to mention the distinctive staircase.

Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands
Grade II-listed three-bedroom Frank Lloyd Wright-style property in Solihull, West Midlands

As for layout, the ground floor has a reception hall, an open-plan sitting and dining room, a galley-style kitchen, utility room, a bedroom with two dressing areas and a shower room. Head upstairs and you’ll find two further bedrooms (one of which can be divided), a family bathroom and a store room. Outside, along with those grounds, you’ll find an open-fronted double garage.

More details about each of those rooms on the agent’s full listing. If you fancy this place, the price is £695,000.

Find out more at the John Shepherd website

Big thanks to Matt Somerville for spotting this place.