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Miller House

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1946–1951, Frank Lloyd Wright. 1107 Court St.
  • Miller House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Wright's design for the Alvin C. Miller house marks a high point of abstraction for his post-World War II Usonian houses. The building is also one of the most handsomely detailed and constructed of the Usonian dwellings. It exhibits a delicate composition of stone walls and hovering, layered flat roof planes. Facing the street is a carport; along one side of the carport and house, covered by the extended roof, is the walkway leading to the entrance. The entry is in the center of the T-shaped plan: off to the right is a study; opposite the entry door is the fireplace wall, the combined living and dining room, and a workspace-kitchen; to the left is a gallery and bedroom wing. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls and French doors of the living-dining room and the study look out over the rear garden and the Cedar River.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Miller House", [Charles City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 365-365.

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