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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mid-Century Home Designs Now Available in Kit Form

Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the American interior design industry almost a century ago. Now you too can build a Wright-inspired home.

Lindal Cedar Homes now sells “kits” inspired by Wright’s designs. The company first announced its partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to create the Lindal Imagine series in June 2018, according to a press release.

“There has been a resurgence of interest in mid-century modern homes aimed at the middle class, which are affordable and aesthetically pleasing,” said Josefin Kannin, marketing director for Lindal Cedar Homes. “These houses will meet this demand; they are unique, integrated into nature and give the impression of a much larger house.”

The house kits are inspired by Wright’s 60 Usonian houses, which became a cultural and architectural phenomenon starting in the 1930s, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

The Maynard Buehler House, a design by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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The homes were built with the average American in mind, who at that time would have been living through the Great Depression. The houses – usually made of natural materials and notable roof overhangs – were meant to be affordable and charming.

Lindal Cedar Homes now brings these revered design sensibilities to the modern homeowner.

The living room of the Maynard Buehler house.

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Wright-inspired homes range in size from small homes measuring less than 900 square feet to larger homes at 3,000 square feet, the press release states. The company’s website offers nine options that incorporate six of Wright’s design principles, such as open floor plans and integration with nature.

One home, dubbed The Madison, is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home spanning 1,603 square feet. He was inspired by Jacobs 1, Wright’s first Usonian house.

The company told the Wall Street Journal that it has sold 10 Wright-inspired home kits so far, four of which are already completed. The outlet reported that a home kit cost nearly $300,000 in 2019, but Lindal Cedar Homes said prices increased by at least 40% in 2024.

A Wisconsin Usonian home hit the market in September 2022 and sold for $1.025 million a month later. The buyers paid $300,000 more than the original asking price.

Representatives for Lindal Cedar Homes did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.


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