A house in St. Louis Park, designed by the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright in 1958, is now for sale.
The Star Tribune shares the history of this Minnesota home today:
In the mid 1950s, Paul and Helen Olfelt sent a note to the famed Prairie School architect Frank Lloyd Wright asking if he would be willing to design a house for their young family on a leafy lot on a secluded cul-de-sac in St. Louis Park.
Though Wright had been juggling commissions for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and a house for Marilyn Monroe in Hawaii, he agreed, inviting the Olfelts to his studio in Spring Green, Wis., to discuss their needs. The Olfelts were in their 30s and had three kids; Wright was almost 89 and in the twilight of his career.
“I told him I came to him for beauty, good design and good function, and I wasn’t going to tell him how to be an architect,” said Paul Olfelt. “And he said, ‘I’ve made this beautiful little nest for you.’ ”
This wonderful story is looking for its next chapter. The beautiful three-bedroom, two bath home is nestled on almost 4 acres and is listed at 1.495 million.
If you’d like to learn more about this home, contact Buyers Real Estate Group.