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Location: Weston, Connecticut
Designed by Allan Gelbin, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in Wisconsin, the Studio Gelbin was the architect's personal live-work residence (before such verbiage had so fully permeated our design vocabulary). Built in 1963 in Weston, Connecticut—in the "Usonian" style popularized by Wright—Gelbin's house has the archetypal low-lying form, with a long, flat roof and unadorned concrete-block walls—an aesthetic strategy Wright employed to keep building costs low in a post-World War II-era U.S. According to Realtor.com, the owners, Mark Parrotta and Kim Hunter, who bought the 2-bedroom, 2-bath home (for a total of 1,560 square feet) in 2004, "purchased it from sellers who'd gotten itdirectly from Gelbin," and it's clearly been well kept. Take a look at the time capsule-like interiors!
∙ Back in Time: This Usonian Gem in Connecticut Has the Wright Background [Realtor]
∙ All House of the Day posts [Curbed]
∙ All Frank Lloyd Wright posts [Curbed]