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Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Channels Master in '50s House Asking $1.1M

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Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Price: $1,139,000

Midcentury St. Louis-based architecture practice Bernoudy-Mutrux was responsible for many striking modernist creations in the area, including the 1952-built Simms House seen here. Considering that firm co-founder William Bernoudy studied under Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s, it's notable that like Wright's more famous Kraus House in St. Louis, this sprawling, 3,371-square-foot home was designed on a parallelogram grid. This scheme is particularly apparent in the unconventional spaces and built-in seating across the main floor, which contains a living room, family room, two dining areas, and a kitchen with a skylight.

Featuring striking vaulted ceilings with cove lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, cypress wood paneling, and a large brick fireplace, the four-bedroom home has the toasty feel of a modernist ski chalet of sorts. The actual landscaping, though, is quite lush, with lawns, extensive patios, and a pool area (right in front of the master bedroom.)


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