A beautifully maintained 1952-built Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian-style home in the Bay Area bedroom community of Atherton has popped up for sale on the open market. The 1,940 sq. ft. home sits on a .97-acre lot, and is priced at $8 million.
Steeped in Wright-ish color, geometry and linear intersection, the home’s authenticity is nearly of the time-capsule variety. The futurist-inflected optimism of the jet age and its seemingly unlimited possibilities is echoed in the wing-like roof and ceiling lines, while the earthy tones Wright favored, which connect the house to the landscape specifically and natural world generally, are intact. Philippine mahogany and original brick are among the materials used, and the home’s floating shelves add to a living style which appears much as it did seventy years ago.
The home’s setting is groomed but very lush, with ground cover and circular tree planters for the property’s venerable oaks among the highlights of the Thomas Church-designed landscaping, and a pool the primary amenity.