Mid-Michigan has an opportunity to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright, the man dubbed as “the greatest American architect of all time,” by the American Institute of Architects. On Sunday, October 8, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., the four Wright homes in Okemos, Michigan, will be on a home tour sponsored by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing and DOCOMOMO-MI.
Wright designed 33 homes in Michigan between 1939 and 1958, including the four in Okemos. The homes are in the “Usonian” style. Each is a single-story dwelling without a garage or much storage. The homes are often L-shaped to fit around gardens and terraces, incorporating the natural surroundings into Wright’s design.
This is the first time all four homes, built between 1940 and 1958, will be open to the public at one time. The homes on the tour are:
The Erling and Katherine Brauner House
The James and Dolores Edwards House
The Alma Goetsch and Katherine Winckler House
2410 Hulett Road
The Donald and Mary Lou Schaberg House
1155 Wrightwind Drive
The tour is self-directed. No photographs in the homes, and no children under 12, please.