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On the market: 1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA

1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA
1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA

I know, at first glance it might look like one of those modernist churches.  But this is actually a 1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA.

1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA
1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA

Dating back to 1975, the house is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic style of architecture. Hardly surprising as the architect was a Wright apprentice, Richard Miller, along with another FLW apprentice David Henken, who enlarged the house in 1988 for Guy Garrett, described as a ‘prominent executive at The New York Times’.

1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA
1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA

As we hinted above, the house brings the outdoors in, with the exposed stone and concrete walls being a key feature here. There’s also an expanse of wood panelling (including mahogany ceilings), a wonderful curved staircase, floor to ceiling glazing, cherry cabinetry, locally quarried granite, Carrara marble, Murano glass tiles, concrete flooring and of course, that stunning feature window at the top of the page. Money obviously wasn’t an issue on this build.

1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA
1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA

As for space, from the entrance you’ll find a living room with its own balcony, stone fireplace and that curved stairway, which takes you to the master suite, which is as luxurious as you would expect. There’s also a dining room, guest bathroom and kitchen, which all open onto decked areas for more of that inside/outside feel.

1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA
1970s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Canaan, New York State, USA

At the other end of the house, the more recent north wing offers a family room/library with built-in shelving, a hallways, laundry and guest suite comprised of two rooms and a bathroom. Near the main house, there’s also a timber-framed guest house/studio with private deck and a heated three-car garage.

See the listing for more details and indeed, more images. it is on the market for $1,350,000, which is around £789,000.

Find out more at the Zillow website

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