Frank Lloyd Wrightâ€˜s â€œKenneth Laurentâ€ House is currently up for auction. The residence is located in Rockford, Illinois and was especially designed by the architecture legend for aÂ wheelchair bound veteran, during the years 1949 and 1952. Ths house is built of tidewater cypress and common brick.
The one-story house is one of FLW’s smaller homes and one of his favorites. ItÂ showcases a lovely ellipse shape and occupies an area of 2500 square meters. Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the crib has flowing and gently curved spaces, perfect for family living. The Kenneth Laurent house displays a custom made interior design, with several intriguing items, all included in the sale. Some of the unique elements that this home comes with, are a pair of barrel chairs, panel armchairs, six hassocks, various tables, wrought iron fireplace grates, slatted wall lights and decorative screens. So if you are on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind residence, this genuine Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece can be yours, but it might take you back about 700,000 USD.
The house is set on 1.2 rolling semi-wooded acres. Built for Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent following Kenneth’s debilitating WWII combat injury, it’s the onlyÂ handicapped accessibleÂ FLW house. Remarkably, the couple has lived there ever since, deciding to move into assisted living only recently. Thanks to their longstanding stewardship, not much has been altered structurally. Earlier in the year, however, some of theÂ original Wright furnitureÂ went up for auction. The pictures precede that event so may not reflect the current state.