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.Read More