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Striking Frank Lloyd Wright home now wants $2.75M

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The Frieda and Henry J. Neils House is on the market in Minneapolis

An exterior view of a peaked roof jutting into the forest. Stone walls sit below a window. Photography by Spacecrafting courtesy of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty

The real estate market may seem like it’s on pause due to COVID-19, but there are still plenty of stunning homes to ogle. Take this three-bedroom, three-bath beauty in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1951, the Frieda and Henry J. Neils House first hit the market in 2018 for $3,400,000, but the home has since seen a few price drops as it waits for the right buyer.

Wright designed the property for Henry Neils, a stone and architectural materials distributor, and Neils worked closely on the project. Unlike many of Wright’s other houses, the structure features aluminum window framing instead of wood and boasts unique marble walls.

Other elements are peak Usonian, including the L-shaped floorplan with large window expanses, angled corners, asymmetrical layouts, and wood paneling. Wright’s trademark red flooring is easy to spot, as are the gorgeous built-ins.

A soaring great room is the 2,511-square-foot home’s focal point, where the overhanging roof appears to thrust the space out toward Cedar Lake. Walls of glass and sliders further the indoor-outdoor connection, while stone walls, a long integrated sofa and massive hearth cozy up the room. A dining nook with built-in bench seating and what looks like original Wright furniture is found on the other side.

Each bedroom features a unique layout of paneling and built-ins, and one of the lofted bedrooms has a “secret” passageway connecting to a second mezzanine and another bedroom below. Love what you see? 2801 Burnham Boulevard is on the market now for $2,750,000.

A wide lawn sits in front of a one-story stone house. There are trees around the building.
The exterior showcases steeply pitched roofs and a plethora of stone.
Striped orange and red carpet in a living room contrasts with a built-in bench and other furniture.
A living room features built-in sofas, exposed stone, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A dining room has a large stone fireplace, built-in white leather bench, and a geometric dining table.
The home features Wright-designed furniture and the architect’s signature red floors.
A kitchen has stainless steel counters, wooden cabinets, and red floors.
A galley style kitchen features windows that look out onto the backyard and stainless steel counters.
A small white bed with pink pillows sits in front of wood paneling and next to a red bench sofa.
Each of the bedrooms features a unique layout; this one has custom built shelves and a bench the sits underneath the large window.
A vanity in the bathroom sits on the opposite side of a large step-in shower.
The use of stone and wood continues in the bathrooms,