This Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Ann Arbor Has no Right Angles but Lots of Charm
The Palmer House is an interesting gem. It's a late-period Frank Lloyd Wright-crafted home, designed on the basis of the equilateral triangle.
No Right Angles
As you look through the pictures below, you'll notice that there are no right angles; no 90-degree corners whatsoever throughout the entire 2,000-square-foot home.
The house has 'triangular geometry' and features a central entryway with a bedroom area, living room, and carport that extend via three separate wings.
Who is William Palmer?
The house was designed in 1950 and built in 1952 for William Palmer and his wife Mary. Palmer was originally from Imlay City and studied economics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Upon graduating, Palmer became an economics professor at the school. He and his wife bought the three adjoining lots where the home is located, about a mile from the U of M campus.
The couple was looking for a unique design and commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the home after seeing another home he had designed in Bloomfield Hills.
About the Home
The 2,000-square-foot home sits on two heavily-wooded acres in a secluded neighborhood in Ann Arbor, according to the Airbnb listing.
It's available for short-term rental and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
It's certainly old-school, but the home simply drips with nostalgia. Several rooms featured built-in cabinetry, a trademark of the late 20th-century designer. The house is also outfitted with plenty of furniture designed by Wright.