HOUSE HISTORY: During the mid-1950s, in addition to the Guggenheim Museum and Usonian Exhibition House projects, Frank Lloyd Wright was working on the Bachman Wilson House in nearby New Jersey. A Usonian work of art in simplicity and form unencumbered by client constraints, it befits Wright’s principles perfectly in his book, "The Natural House," published the same year.
The house, now owned and stewarded by Tarantino Architect, is in peril due to increased flooding of its location. With support of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, it is for sale contingent on relocation to a new site. The logistics and planning of such a restoration are the expertise of its owners who have received prestigious awards for the preservation of their house as well as other Usonians, from the American Institute of Architects, and Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
Architecturally, the house is an open two-story Pavilion. The stepped concrete mat base supports transparent walls of wood and glass. Horizontal and vertical planes form unique spaces both inside and out, dissolving the physical boundary of the enclosure with natural surroundings.
Total Square Footage – 2,800 SF (includes balconies and terrace) Living Room – two story Dining Area Workspace Bedrooms – 2 Study/Guest Room Balconies – 2 Exterior / 1 Interior Bathrooms – 1 1/2 Carport