This house feels so Wright


Pictured above: Two groups of outdoor furnishings in the back yard invite guests to linger by the pool, whose geometric shape complements that of the house. The dining table and chairs under the porch extend the indoors outside. Photos by Ken Hayden

This 1978 Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home will soon be available for the next lucky owner to purchase. When the house was new, the current owner would visit her high school friend there and fell in love with it. Almost 30 years later she and her husband purchased the home and decorated it with help from designers Kristin Fredstrom and Stacy Meisterheim.

The hand-forged iron-and-glass chandelier in the dining room, a custom piece by designers Kristin Fredstrom and Stacy Meisterheim, was inspired by one at Frank & Albert’s, a restaurant at the nearby Arizona Biltmore.

The couple wanted to be true to the vision of the original architect and Wright apprentice, John Rattenbury, yet they also wanted it to be comfortable for their family of three children. Although the house had lived through eight owners and had been remodeled several times, the original architectural elements and footprint remained untouched.

Most of the furnishings throughout the home are custom pieces by the designers, such as the living room’s leather bench with visible seat rails and movable bolster pillows. The designers used a color palette of cream, charcoal and chocolate with rust and copper accents, and designed furnishings that reflect many of the architectural details such as the geometric design of the silk-and-wool area rug and a pair of stepped square coffee tables that mimic the windows.

The house is 5,000 square feet with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have been upgraded and there is cherry wood flooring throughout. The home can easily hold more than 100 people for entertaining.

The backyard features a built-in barbeque, heated pool and a fire pit with seating area.

For more information on this property, contact Janice K. Delong at 602-315-0159 or jdelong@roiproperties.com.

The color palette and geometric shapes complement the architectural style of the home.

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