The Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House

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Sleeping in a Work of Art

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A charming little cabin in the secluded Michigan woods. Sounds perfect.

Well, except for that “little” part. And actually, let’s trade “charming” for something like “masterpiece of 20th-century architecture”...

Say hello to The Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House, a formerly private masterpiece now available for your renting pleasure in Ann Arbor.

It was originally built for a University of Michigan economics professor, back when college professors were running around hiring the most famous living architect of the day to build their homes. (In other words, about 1952.) But a couple of years ago, it came on the market for the first time and was purchased by an enterprising couple who saw its potential as a new spot for your weekend getaways.

So imagine you arrive in Ann Arbor, hot and exhausted from the trek up—not to mention the grueling interview process before you can even plunk down your deposit. (Our advice: don’t mention your penchant for hosting wine-tasting parties for local sororities.)

But soon enough, you’ll roll down a private drive situated on two acres of pristine woodland and stroll up to your mid-century retreat. There, you’ll have the entire three-bedroom house to yourself. The place has all the thoughtful details you demand from an architectural genius: cypress wood everywhere, a sunken living room, dramatically cantilevered roofs and, of course, complimentary organic tea. There’s even a second building, a snug teahouse complete with a working fireplace, in case you have visitors.

Or need a getaway from your getaway.


The Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House
227 Orchard Hills Dr
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


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