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Grant House

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1946–1951, Frank Lloyd Wright. 3400 Adel St. S.E.
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  • Grant House
  • Grant House
  • Grant House
  • Grant House
  • Grant House

This post-World War II Usonian house for Douglas B. Grant is situated at the end of a small lane. The hill upon which it has been placed drops off steeply to the north and east, providing views of a countryside that is rapidly being suburbanized. The house is essentially a narrow two-story volume, with the north-facing two-story living room acting almost as a glassed prow of a ship. All that can be seen from the lane is the carport. One enters the house at the side; to the right is a long single flight of stairs leading down to the living/dining/kitchen area. The three bedrooms and a sitting room are on the upper level. A horizontal slab of concrete, 117 feet long, covers the whole of the house.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Grant House", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE062.

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