Cincinnati might not be the first city that comes to mind when you’re scoping out vacation homes, but if you’re a deep-pocketed architecture aficionado, now it just might be. The Gerald B. Tonkens House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Cincinnati home, has recently been listed on the market for the first time ever for $1.788 million.
The 1955 home was built by Wright’s grandson Eric Lloyd Wright according to principles of the master architect’s Usonian design philosophies. According to Zillowblog, the Tonkens House features an immense hearth, a trademark of Wright’s residential architecture, but on top of this, it includes gilded ceilings and custom-made furniture, including cabinetry made of Philippine mahogany (that’s a fun one to boast about). The perforated facade of the building is also quite distinctive, with its inset concrete bricks that introduce a variable yet highly modular aesthetic that runs throughout the interior as well as the exterior of the house.
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- Kelly Chan