Brandes House Tour
July 18, 2020 1pm–4pm
In 1952 Frank Lloyd Wright designed a unique Usonian house for Mr. & Mrs. Ray Brandes for their acreage on the Pine Lake Plateau. The low-slung, organic design features Wright’s innovative use of natural materials including: the heated red concrete floor, rose colored masonry walls and natural redwood. Full height doors and casement windows open the house to the out-of-doors. Wright used his characteristic hovering horizontal roof to connect the main house to a separate workshop, thus creating a carport. The house receives natural light throughout the day via the clerestory windows. This beautifully landscaped and impeccably preserved home is complete with Wright’s original furniture.