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Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House

Posted: 4:17 PM, Sep 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-27 16:17:52-04

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) — If you're looking to stay out of the rain this weekend, how about taking a tour one of the most unique homes in metro Detroit?

This week in our #explore series we visit the historic "Smith House" in Bloomfield Hills.

The Usonian gem was designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1950.

The Smith House is named for its owners, Melvyn Maxwell Smith and his wife Sara, who called it their haven.

The Smiths were Detroit Public School teachers on a tight budget who scrimped and saved to achieve their dream home.

The result is a beautiful example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian ideal, which aimed to build quality homes for America’s middle class.

Tours are available through the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.

You'll need to register first.

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