Neighboring Frank Lloyd Wright homes hit the market in Southwest Michigan

by Emily Mack

Two historic homes — the Samuel and Dorothy Eppstein House and the Eric and Pat Pratt House — are for sale in Galesburg, Michigan. Both were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. And they’re a package deal.

The pair is currently listed for $4.5 million, with Victoria Krause Schutte of @properties Christie’s International Real Estate and Fred Taber of Jaqua Realtors overseeing the sale. It is the first time in history that two neighboring Frank Lloyd Wright homes have been offered together as a single sale.

The homes were planned together, too, back in 1947 as part of The Acres: a 70-acre site, conceived of by pharmaceutical researchers in the nearby city of Kalamazoo. Also known as the Galesburg Country Homes, The Acres was originally imagined as 21 homes designed by the researchers’ idol, architect Wright.

The group reached out to Wright who went on to design four of the five houses that were eventually built. The first homeowners then build the properties themselves, under Wright’s guidance, and today, the Eppstein House and Pratt House are named for those original owners.

The current owners restored both homes between 2016 and 2021, adding modern touches, but they still reflect Wright’s vision, blending naturally into the surrounding Southwest Michigan landscape. They remain symbols of Wright’s Usonian period, incorporating native materials, flat roofs, skylights and expansive windows.

The Eppstein House underwent deeper renovations to restore its interior and carpentry to reflect Wright’s original design. It includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,250 square feet of space.

Interior of the Eppstein House via Matthew Truman Photography

The Pratt House includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a library, a large entertaining space and, in all, 2,200 square feet of space.

Interior of the Pratt House via Matthew Truman Photography

“These homes are restored with an eye for detail, and exactly as they were designed to be – they are art pieces as much as they are living spaces,” Krause Schutte said in a press release. “This is an incredibly unique opportunity to own a piece of architectural history and become a custodian of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extraordinary vision.”

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