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The Ray Z. Brandes house by Frank Lloyd Wright in Seattle. The house has a flat roof, brick facade, and a yard in front.
The Ray Z. Brandes house
Via the National Register of Historic Places

Frank Lloyd Wright's 5 closest homes to Seattle, mapped

He doesn’t have a huge presence in the Pacific Northwest—but there are a few homes around

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The Ray Z. Brandes house
| Via the National Register of Historic Places

The starchitect to end all starchitects, Frank Lloyd Wright, was born more than 150 years ago—but much of his work is still standing today. While many areas of the country can lay claim to a bevy of FLW-designed residences (like Chicago, which can map its FLW masterpieces by neighborhood), the prolific architect only built a handful of homes here in the Pacific Northwest. They don’t change hands too often, either: The Tracy House in Normandy Park sold for $935,000 in 2012, and the Brandes House in Sammamish sold for $1.35 million in 2013.

In the Seattle area, we have opportunities to buy homes designed by Milton Stricker a little more frequently—he was the first FLW disciple to be licensed to practice architecture in Washington State. Stricker designed multiple homes and churches around the Northwest.

But if you’re in the mood for some real FLW Usonian architecture, check out the below map below with the five Wright-designed homes closest to Seattle. Be warned: the fifth-closest is in Idaho, so get ready for quite a road trip.

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1. William B. Tracy House

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18971 Edgecliff Dr SW
Normandy Park, WA 98166

Selected as one of “Seattle's Ten Greatest Homes” by Seattle Met, this house last sold for $935,000 in 2012. Often described as a jewel box filled with books & music, it's accented beautifully by its tile-red integral color concrete floor, redwood panels of many interior wall surfaces & the gold toned built-in seats.

2. Ray Z. Brandes House

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2202 212th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075

Constructed in 1952, the home is constructed in Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian style which is designed to create flow between nature, the home, and its interior. Landscaping was selected from local flora and fauna, typical of Wright's preference. It sold in 2013 for $1.35 million.

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3. Chauncey L. Griggs House

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6816 79th St W
Tacoma, WA 98499

The first Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Seattle area, the mid-40s-designed, mid-50s-built home features seven-foot grids and three fireplaces, including one large enough to stand in. Instead of having staggering concrete blocks, the Griggs house stacks them on top of each other for the concrete block wall construction.

Griggs himself was a lumberman, and “interested in bold design of wood and masonry.”

4. Gordon House

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869 W Main St
Silverton, OR 97381

Originally located adjacent to the Willamette River near Wilsonville, the residence is now located within the Oregon Garden in Silverton. The house is based on a design for a modern home commissioned by Life magazine in 1938 at a time when Wright had little work.

Oregon’s only FLW home is open for tours every day of the week.

5. Archie Teater Studio

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US-30
Bliss, ID 83314

Also known as Teater's Knoll, this Usonian home and art studio was constructed in Bliss, Idaho in 1952. The client, Archie Boyd Teater, was an American landscape and genre artist. It was added to National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

1. William B. Tracy House

18971 Edgecliff Dr SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166

Selected as one of “Seattle's Ten Greatest Homes” by Seattle Met, this house last sold for $935,000 in 2012. Often described as a jewel box filled with books & music, it's accented beautifully by its tile-red integral color concrete floor, redwood panels of many interior wall surfaces & the gold toned built-in seats.

18971 Edgecliff Dr SW
Normandy Park, WA 98166

2. Ray Z. Brandes House

2202 212th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

Constructed in 1952, the home is constructed in Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian style which is designed to create flow between nature, the home, and its interior. Landscaping was selected from local flora and fauna, typical of Wright's preference. It sold in 2013 for $1.35 million.

2202 212th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075

3. Chauncey L. Griggs House

6816 79th St W, Tacoma, WA 98499

The first Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Seattle area, the mid-40s-designed, mid-50s-built home features seven-foot grids and three fireplaces, including one large enough to stand in. Instead of having staggering concrete blocks, the Griggs house stacks them on top of each other for the concrete block wall construction.

Griggs himself was a lumberman, and “interested in bold design of wood and masonry.”

6816 79th St W
Tacoma, WA 98499

4. Gordon House

869 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381

Originally located adjacent to the Willamette River near Wilsonville, the residence is now located within the Oregon Garden in Silverton. The house is based on a design for a modern home commissioned by Life magazine in 1938 at a time when Wright had little work.

Oregon’s only FLW home is open for tours every day of the week.

869 W Main St
Silverton, OR 97381

5. Archie Teater Studio

US-30, Bliss, ID 83314

Also known as Teater's Knoll, this Usonian home and art studio was constructed in Bliss, Idaho in 1952. The client, Archie Boyd Teater, was an American landscape and genre artist. It was added to National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

US-30
Bliss, ID 83314