Dorothy Turkel House

July 28 2016 | 10:00am to July 29 2016 | 11:55am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call Casie at 313.833.0277 for wait list information. 

Special Thursday tour!

America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed this 4300 square foot all concrete house for Dorothy G. Turkel in 1955. It is the only two-story Usonian Automatic in the world, and his only building within the Detroit city limits.

It is constructed with hollow concrete block in more than 36 patterns and does not have a basement or an attic. The living room, which Wright called the music room, is a full two stories high and has over 200 pierced, light-admitting blocks on two sides. A balcony overlooks the music room, and 8 doors open to a second floor balcony overlooking the gardens. The study, master suite and 2 additional bedrooms are on the second floor.
*Photography for this tour is limited to the garden and grounds; no photos are allowed inside the home.

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