I’m going to refer back to my post from two weeks ago, titled: Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids, Michigan. In that post, I mentioned that there was a Frank Lloyd Wright house in the midst of these mega semi-Victorian mansions. Todays post takes a look at this house with seven captures I attached from a 10 minute; stop and shoot what you can, since we’re late for a holiday gathering. Unfortunately, we were unable to accommodate the tour schedule, so I literally was restricted to a quick photo shoot. The house in question is called the Meyer May House, located in Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and certainly typifies his style. The home itself was completed in 1909 and I can only imagine the talk considering the architecture of the surrounding homes. The house is true to his clean lines and simplicity accented with bold architectural details.
In the 1985 Steelcase (based in Grand Rapids), bought the home as a gift to the community. After meticulous and extensive restoration to the original structure, including interior originals and exacting duplicates, the house was open to the public in 1987. It serves as a rare opportunity to experience an original Prairie house as Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned it. More information here: Meyer May House.
The house itself sits on a corner lot. This first capture gives you a perspective for the overall look of the house with the clean lines and simplistic looking design. Please note the two red roofed porticos as a reference point in ensuing pictures. The one in the right of the picture has windows on the second story protruding over it and the one on the left side of the frame has a balcony built into the red roof.
The second capture takes you in front of the red roof with the windows protruding from the second floor.
Picture three goes back to the original shot as my next capture takes us to the other side of the house past the red roof with the balcony.
Shot number four now has the balcony on the right side of the frame and we are seeing the other side of the house (notice the art deco above the first story windows).
Capture number five walks us around the garden wall and lines up with the walkway to the front door. The art deco windows are on the left lining the walkway.
Picture number six looks at the windows and again, the walkway in the last picture is just behind the wall out of sight from this angle.
The seventh capture shows a close up of the detail around the top of the windows and……
the last capture shows the detail of a planter urn in the upper right hand corner of picture number six.
For a look inside, please visit the website from my link above…..it truly gives you an appreciation of the beauty of his architecture and the grandeur of the house.
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