The pristine riverside house, known as Still Bend, was built in 1940 in the city of Two Rivers, located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, and embodies Wright’s vision of modern family living. It is based on Wright’s Life magazine ‘Dream House’ design and is a rare example of a two-storey Usonian house (they typically have one floor).
Still Bend, also known as the Schwartz House, has square brick forms under flat overhanging roofs. Inside the interwar four-bedroom Manitowac County house are sleek, horizontal spaces, with staggered ceilings, red tidewater cypress boarding and glazed panels looking out to its broad lawns.
Guests can relax in the holiday home’s 63ft long living room, which has buffed, red-hued concrete flooring and a library nook with a corner fireplace.
Wright described his 1938 Life design as ‘a little private club with special privacies, ultra-conveniences and style all the while.’ He realised and updated the design when he built it for Fern and Bernard Schwartz, who spotted his design in the magazine. Wight also designed furniture, cushions, lamps and even fruit bowls for the building.
Still Bend sleeps up to six guests for $525 per night (with a two-night minimum stay). The house perches on the East Twin River and is featured in season two of Netflix’s The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. Its lawn grounds have a firepit and wooden steps giving access to a jetty, offering a tranquil spot to while away the hours.