Midwest Living Review
One of history's most noted architects, Frank Lloyd Wright has a following all his own. Now, one of his prized crafted homes is available for rent in Ann Arbor. The 2000-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath Palmer House was built in 1950 -- late in Wright's career. This multilevel brick and cypress home resembles an equilateral triangle and exemplifies Wright's open, American organic architectural design in which all parts are related to the whole and are linked to the environment in an adaptation of form to nature. In addition to the main home, the 2-acre site features a triangular teahouse with a working fireplace, small kitchen and a bathroom with a unique shower-over-the-toilet. The entire property is nestled against the north east side of the 123-acre Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. With 10 acres of restored prairies, more than 500 wood plant species and more than a mile of frontage on the Huron River, the setting is reflects Wright's natural philosophies. The trails and gardens at both are open to the public, seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.