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All-concrete home by Frank Lloyd Wright hits the market in St Louis for $1.2m

A rare self-assembled Usonian Automatic home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is on the market for $1.2m in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Theodore and Bette Pappas House was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s forays into modular housing and was designed to be assembled by its owners. Although initially intended as a cheap and straightforward option for would-be homeowners, the DIY kits ultimately proved troublesome to build, with this particular home taking several years to finish.

All-concrete home by Frank Lloyd Wright hits the market in St Louis for $1.2m
Via Dielmann Sotheby’s Realty

It’s distinguished by its terracotta-coloured concrete bricks, which form walls, roof, and coffered ceilings. The four-bedroom modernist property – listed with Dielmann Sotheby’s Realty – is arranged over a single level, with open-plan living spaces filled with furniture designed by the architect, and included as part of the sale.

All-concrete home by Frank Lloyd Wright hits the market in St Louis for $1.2m
Via Dielmann Sotheby’s Realty

Other original features include bright red floor tiles and mahogany panelling. And despite its all-concrete skeleton, there’s no shortage of natural light in the home thanks to more than 500 glass insets that punctuate its exterior.

All-concrete home by Frank Lloyd Wright hits the market in St Louis for $1.2m
Via Dielmann Sotheby’s Realty
The Theodore and Bette Pappas House
Via Dielmann Sotheby’s Realty

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