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Miller House

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1946–1951, Frank Lloyd Wright. 1107 Court St.
  • Miller House

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.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Miller House", [Charles City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO053.

Print Source

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

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