The Olfelt House in Minnesota is one of the last original Wright houses to be sold by the original owners, designed in 1958 with construction completed in 1960. Now at age 90 after living in this home throughout their lives, the Olfelts put the house on the market for the first time ever. Hugging the earth on its low knoll overlooking the meadows and forest of its 3.77 acres on a secluded cul-de-sac, Wright’s inspiration for the design was spurred by its tranquil pastoral setting.
Most remarkable and because the Olfelts have been the only owners, all the furniture and fixtures that Wright designed for the house are still intact and have been lovingly maintained in their original condition. The dramatic approach to the front of the brick Usonian does not disappoint on the interior. A true visionary, as early as 1958, he designed not only a kitchen island, but also the bar stools surrounding it. By the time he created the plans for this house, Wright understood how much family lifestyles had changed since his first designs and the Olfelt house fills a modern family’s functional and aesthetic needs with its open floor plan, huge spans of glass bringing the outdoors inside, terraces for outdoor enjoyment, a large modern updated kitchen, office and spacious lower-level family room. At 2,647 square feet, the three-bedroom, two-bath home has an open feel with the Wright signature vaulted ceilings and large living room fireplace.
Originally priced at $1.495 million, the home has recently been reduced to $1.295 million. The original Wright-designed, museum-quality furniture and lighting are included in the sale price.
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