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Louis Penfield House

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Built  1955
NRHP Reference #  96001622
Added to NRHP  7 February 1997
Architectural style  Moderne, Other
Opened  1955
Architect  Frank Lloyd Wright
Louis Penfield House

Location  2203 River Rd., Willoughby Hills, Ohio
Address  2203 River Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094, USA
Similar  Brandes house, Usonia Historic District, John D Haynes House, Bernard Schwartz House, Weltzheimer/Johnson House

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The Louis Penfield House is a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. It is one of Wright's nine Usonian homes in Ohio.

Louis Penfield, a painter and acquaintance of Wright, commissioned the architect to design a house that would accommodate his 6-foot-8-inch (2.03 m) frame. This house, then, built in 1955, is unique in its high doorways, as Wright preferred low entryways.

Notably long and thin in comparison to an average home, the house has a "floating staircase" supported by ceiling beams, a bottleneck entryway, and several walls made almost entirely of windows, one of which gives a panoramic view of the outside. The house's basic color scheme centers on red-stained wood and ochre walls.

Some years after Louis died, the family moved out, and maintained it as a rental property for five years. The Penfield house was restored over a period of four years by Paul Penfield, son of Louis, at a cost of some $100,000 USD. Since 2003, the Louis Penfield House has been one of a few Wright-designed homes where guests can spend the night.


Louis Penfield House Wikipedia