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Rare Northwest Frank Lloyd Wright Home for Sale

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There are only four Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Northwest: three in Washington and one in Oregon. And one of them, in Normandy Park, is for sale KIRO radio reports.

The home is 1,150 square feet, has three small bedrooms, one bathroom, and an amazing view of the Puget Sound and Olympic mountains. The ceilings of the $950,000 house are low, just six feet, six inches. The living room has large windowed doors that look out to the Sound. Tiles lining the living room floor continues out in the back radio. It was built in the early 1950s and was occupied by a couple, Bill and Elizabeth Tracy. Now that 97-year-old Elizabeth has passed away it's on the market.

The station quotes the home's executor, Larry Woodin, who is also president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, a national group looking to save all of Wright's remaining structures:

He wanted you to have the contrast. So if you get up in the morning, and you come from a cozy small space into the large space, it makes the larger spaces feel larger. Wright was always concerned with the relationship of the building to the landscape and the relationship of the outlook of the building and the movement of the sun and privacy. The building is actually twisted quite a bit on the property, and that allowed privacy. You don't see your neighbors. You just see Puget Sound and Vashon Island and the Olympic Mountains.
Sadly a fifth of Wright's buildings had been destroyed when the conservancy was formed 23 years ago, but Woodin said the group has only lost two more since then.
· A Frank Lloyd Wright House is Up For Sale in Seattle [My Northwest]
· Wright on the Market [Save Wright]
Kery Murakami