A Rare Masterpiece
The Toufic H. Kalil Usonian Automatic House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 117 Heather Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
Built in 1955, this is a unique extant example of Wright’s Usonian Automatic houses, one of only seven ever constructed. Wright derived the name Usonian from United States of America to denote a national style. His intention was to design houses moderate in cost for the streamlined lifestyle of post-war Americans.
Dr. Toufic Kalil and his wife Mildred asked Wright to design a simple and functional house for two working professionals. They were inspired by the home of their friend and colleague, Dr. Isadore Zimmerman and his wife Lucille, whose Wright house is built on the same street and is now part of the Currier Museum of Art.
The house is said to be in “remarkably good condition” by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Modular in design and construction with all original furnishings and fixtures, this rare mid-century modern gem is in move-in condition.
The Kalil House has always been held in the family and has never been open for public tours. Now being offered for the first time to the open market at $850,000 USD.
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Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect