By Megan Slack
Those dreams of drinking champagne in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home are about to become a reality – and we're very excited.
Yes, from one of the largest Usonian Houses in Minnesota to a contemporary haven to the volcanic landscape of Hawaii, some of Frank Lloyd Wright's houses are now available for rent around the US – and there is no better way to kick off traveling again than by treating yourself to a night in a staple of design history.
For the vacation of a lifetime, escape to one of the handful of homes currently available for rent – but as a warning – you're not going to want to sleep away any second any of these iconic structures, and sadly, Fallingwater isn't on this list - yet.
1. Norman Lykes House, Phoenix, Arizona
Few homes radiate such majesty as Norman Lykes House, the circular kingdom that Wright designed to mirror the curves of the Arizona desert. This property was Frank Lloyd Wright's last residential design and is one of the architect's 14 circular homes.
The three-bedded home solidifies Wright's place in architectural history through its curved walls that are kissed in Philippine mahogany and reflect the rays of the golden-toned Palm Canyon.
While the entity of Norman Lykes House is something to behold, we're particularly lusting over the circular pool that crowns the home – and Wright as the inspired king of modern design.
Reserve Norman Lykes House for a minimum of 3 nights for approximately $935 (£660) here.
2. The Elam House, Austin, Minnesota
The second largest of Wright's Usonian homes was completed in 1951 and shares uncanny similarities with the architect's own home Taliesin East in Wisconsin. The Elam House has plenty of room for all your Frank Lloyd Wright-loving friends – as you can rent two of its
five bedrooms and lounge in a large living room that is equipped with magazines on Wright's life, naturally.
Notable architectural features include an upswept roof, a cantilevered balcony that is supported by impressive limestone piers sourced from a quarry near Taliesin. In a further nod to Taliesin East, the property boasts over 100 windows that drench the property in Minnesotan sunlight.
The Elam House is available to rent here for approximately $263 (£185) per night for two-night visits.
3. Palmer House, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The striking brick structure known as Palmer House is a late-period home with an added twist – an adjacent tea house – designed by Wright's apprentice nine years after the completion of the home.
Palmer House itself showcases some of Wright's most-admired features, including a cantilever that extends over the terrace and a large hipped roof with deep overhangs. Palmer House is also crawling with original Wright-designed furniture and built-in cabinetry, so architecture and home decor fans are in for an equal treat.
You can reserve your place in Palmer House for around $525 (£370) here – then stock up your favorite tea bags because this tea house deserves nothing less than the best.
4. Bernard Schwartz House, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Otherwise known as Still Bend, this impressive 3,000 square food haven is celebrated as Wright's Life magazine 'Dream House' – and we can certainly see why. The property is a unique example of a two-story Usonian structure that, alongside its glorious features, is rumored to have the oldest, continuously operating in-floor heating system in the US.
The Bernard Schwartz House was one of the small number of homes in which Wright allowed guests to stay the night. But today, you can stay for as long as you desire by reserving a place here.
Prices are around $475 (£336) for a minimum of two nights.
5. The only Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Hawaii, Hawaii County
This Frank Lloyd Wright home is unique in two significant ways. The first is that it is the only home designed by the icon on the US island – and the second is that it is the only property listed that was built from Wright's unfinished plan in 1995. The construction was overseen by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, who worked with Taliesin Associated Architects and John Rattenbury to bring the stunning structure to life.
This '90s jewel offers 3,700-square-feet of classic Frank Lloyd Wright goodness, along with extra amenities that accentuate the property's tropical setting. These include a natural lava rock hot tub and unrivaled views of the trio of volcanoes on the Big Island.
Book your place in Hawaii's Frank Lloyd Wright Home for approximately $950 (£670) per night here.
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The question is not if you can sleep in a Frank Lloyd Wright – but rather – which one you choose first.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly loves writing about contemporary styles and trends for Livingetc.
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