Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson Tim Wright and his wife Karen have gone prefab!
The couple has purchased an assembly-required house from Blu Homes that—with its warm wood and connection to the landscape—would make grandpa proud. The couple selected the sustainable Balance Blu Home to erect on a 112-acre property near Taliesin East, FLW's estate in Spring Green, Wisconsin. (The prefab's location will allow Tim to continue preservation efforts on his grandfather's estate, of which he is a board member.)
The Balance Blu Home model perfectly complements the extensive property in Wisconsin. The region is defined by a topography that includes forests, valleys, streams, wetlands, and prairie, left over from the formation of glaciers. Like many of FLW's designs, the Balance incorporates a generous amount of window glazings that fuse the home more intimately to its surroundings. Clerestory windows in the 16-foot-high ceilings let in a generous amount of natural daylight, while sliding doors maximize views.
Additionally, the Balance's use of high-quality materials—like FSC-certified wood, high-efficiency windows, and low-VOC paint—espouses FLW's belief in craft. The good thing is: It's way cheaper than a real-deal Frank Lloyd Wright house, with prices starting at $465,000.