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A Frank Lloyd Wright House That Comes With a Side of Zen

Although the residential architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright is certainly a hot commodity, some would argue that those low, flat ceilings and endless sea of wood paneling could make an elevator operator claustrophobic. If that's the case, please turn your attention to the steel, redwood, and cinderblock Buehler House, built in 1948 in Orinda, Calif. On the market for $4.995M, the property comes stocked with many relaxing extras: a Japanese tea house, a gazebo, a greenhouse, and 3.5-acre grounds masterminded by Henry Matsutani—the landscape designer who counts the Japanese Tea Gardens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park—dotted with Chinese sculptures. Inside the 4,000-square-foot main house, there are three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms over an L-shaped floorplan, plus some furniture designed by Wright himself. The property has held court on the National Register of Historic Places since 2006. Nope, no jokes about Buehler...Buehler...Buehler.

· Frank Lloyd Wright Original With Japanese Flair in Orinda [Trulia Luxe Living]
· 6 Great Oaks Circle, Orinda, Calif. [Trulia]