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Plans Matter Has You Staying Only In Architectural Wonders

Like Airbnb If Frank Lloyd Wright Had Founded It

By Geoff Rynex ·
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Architect Daniel Burnham once said, "make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood." That's the spirit behind Plans Matter, a vacation rental site focused entirely on works designed by renowned architects. 

With this site, architecture school friends Connie Lindor and Scott Mueller put a service together that elevates the home sharing experience to the point where you're spending your days and nights in properties that have won awards and been featured in sweeping photographic profiles for architectural glossis.. Some of the homes are rentable directly through the site, some secured through Airbnb. All are desinations in and of themselves. 

At the moment, there are 46 properties in all, spread between the US, Canada, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the UK, Japan, Australia and Sri Lanka. Several were designed by historic legends (there are seven Frank Lloyd Wright properties), others by some of the most sought-after contemporary firms in the world. 

With each property listing, you'll find a fastidious profile of the house, its history and the architect. Not all the properties are prohibitively expensive either. You can spend a week at The Black Shed on the Isle of Skye in Scotland for $115 per night. Wright's four-bedroom Wisconsin masterpiece Still Bend goes for $295 per night to start and of course includes the original furniture Wright designed specifically for the house. Even Pole House in Victoria, Australia—an ocean-view panorama suspended 40 feet above the Bass Strait starts at $434 per night.

Take a look at some of our favorites...

Geoff Rynex is the only person named Geoff Rynex in the history of mankind. He would rather have the best burger than the best steak, likes hearing bartender stories and spends too much money on clothes.

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