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Location: Orono, Minn.
The Skinny: This midcentury modern home on the shores of Minnesota's Lake Minnetonka was designed by long-time Frank Lloyd Wright associate John Howe, an architect whose prolific drafting work at Taliesin (the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture) earned him the sobriquet "the pencil in Mr. Wright's hand." According to his AIA bio, during his 30 years with Wright—a spell interrupted only by his imprisonment as a conscientious objector to World War II—Howe designed Prairie-meets-midcentury buildings across the country. He stepped out as an independent designer in 1964, and, a year later, built this house for George and Norma Johnson. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home spans 3,600 square feet, and runneth over with period architectural features: built-in furniture, a split-level floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights, and a terrace that looks out over the lake. The property, which includes a guest house and two acres of land, is asking $2.295M.