This Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house is for sale for the first time ever


One of Minnesota's few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes is on the market for $1.495 million.

The Olfelt House at 2206 Parklands Lane in St. Louis Park was designed by the famed architect, and built in 1958, according to the St. Louis Park Historical Society.

Paul Olfelt and his wife sought out Wright when they were in their 30s to design the home, Barry Berg, of the Berg Larsen Group, told BringMeTheNews. And they've lived their ever since, according to Coldwell Banker Burnet.

But now they're looking to sell their house because the couple is in their 90s, the Business Journal reports.

The Olfelts were "very fond" of Wright's architecture and the job he did integrating the interior of his homes with the environment around them, Berg told BringMeTheNews.

The 2,647-square-foot house was built into a hillside on 3.77 acres. It overlooks a wildlife sanctuary, which the Olfelts own most of, Berg explained.

Berg told BringMeTheNews there is a "timelessness" to Wright's architecture, calling it a "wonderful work of art" that does a "superb job creating a harmony between interior and exterior."

The house includes many of Wright's signature designs like a "vaulted great room with walls of glass and extensive built-ins," the listing says, as well as a hearth, a massive sloping overhang, and a minimum of right angles (see the photo below), according to Curbed.

This is the second time Berg and Chad Larsen have listed a home Frank Lloyd Wright designed. In 2007, the Berg Larsen Group listed and sold the Henry Neils House, located on Burnham Boulevard in Minneapolis. As with the Olfelts, the original owners were selling the home.

The Olfelt House is one of nine Wright-designed homes in Minnesota, the Star Tribune says.

You can take a virtual tour of the house here.

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