For the first time since it was built in 1960, a Minneapolis-area home designed by one of the most influential 20th century architects is for sale.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this three bedroom, two bath home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota,—and its crisp, geometric furnishings—for Paul and Helen Olfelt, now in their 90s. The couple listed their home with Berg Larsen Group of Coldwell Banker Burnet for $1,295,000. The light-filled design features walls of windows for showcasing views of the surrounding area, with the house set on nearly four acres less than 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
For area architecture buffs, Twin Cities Tours offers tours of homes around the area designed by Wright and his contemporaries like George Washington Maher, William Purcell and George Elmsie.
Across the river, St. Paul's Grand Avenue was named one of Forbes' "Prettiest Neighborhoods in America" for its examples of classic architecture—most built pre-1930—in addition to locally owned shops and restaurants.