Wright on the Market
Dudley Spencer House

CONTACT:Laird Bunch
Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International Realty

George Hobbs
Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International Realty


The family of Dudley and Dorothy Spencer proudly announces the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Dudley Spencer House is available for purchase for the first time. The home, designed in 1956, named “Laurel” by Frank Lloyd Wright, has been continuously occupied and impeccably maintained by the Spencer family. The single-story hemicycle, Usonian design is nestled in nearly seven wooded acres adjacent to protected parkland. Constructed of locally quarried stone and mahogany, the house is a stunning example of Wright's organic architecture. The house is complimented by beautiful landscaping with custom-designed brass lighting and sculptured garden paths, all enjoyed from three outdoor terraces. Clerestory and large picture windows connect indoor with outdoor space, infusing the home with natural light. Typical of a Wright design, a massive stone hearth is the focal point of the home, complimented by warm mahogany paneling and rich fabrics on custom built-in furniture. Signature red cement floors provide radiant heating and are cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. This home was featured on the 2011 Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy Conference tour and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Spencer House is the only Frank Lloyd Wright structure in Delaware.

Other features include a large family room, three bedrooms with abundant built-in storage and furnishings, and two full baths. The “hub” kitchen is surrounded by open living/dining area, loggia and office area. A lighted 2-car carport incorporates a storage area. The home is filled with custom made solid mahogany furniture that compliments the design, some of which is included in the sale. Also negotiable to the sale is a collection of original correspondence and project documentation between the Spencers and Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin.

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