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Frank Lloyd Wright Farmhouse Photos

By Andy Olenick

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The 1950s cypress-and-brick farmhouse, meticulously restored by Mike and Sarah Petersdorf, has received several preservation accolades.
The 1950s cypress-and-brick farmhouse, meticulously restored by Mike and Sarah Petersdorf, has received several preservation accolades.

Owners Sarah and Mike Petersdorf have turned the restored home into a bed and breakfast for architecture buffs.
Owners Sarah and Mike Petersdorf have turned the restored home into a bed and breakfast for architecture buffs.

Guests at the Muirhead Farmhouse have included Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson, Eric.
Guests at the Muirhead Farmhouse have included Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson, Eric.

The massive brick hearth and built-in shelves are classic Wright touches in the open, sunny living room.
The massive brick hearth and built-in shelves are classic Wright touches in the open, sunny living room.

Rejuvenating the home's façade included stripping paint from the cypress cornice and pergola.
Rejuvenating the home's façade included stripping paint from the cypress cornice and pergola.

The commodious kitchen is typical of Wright's Usonian designs.
The commodious kitchen is typical of Wright's Usonian designs.

Using leftover cypress plywood and original plans, Mike has built several pieces of the furniture Wright designed for the house.
Using leftover cypress plywood and original plans, Mike has built several pieces of the furniture Wright designed for the house.

Warm cypress built-in shelves and cabinets make this compact bedroom a cozy and welcoming space.
Warm cypress built-in shelves and cabinets make this compact bedroom a cozy and welcoming space.

Rigorously functional, the home's main bathroom features a high ceiling that adds an understated sense of luxury.
Rigorously functional, the home's main bathroom features a high ceiling that adds an understated sense of luxury.

The home's distinctive red floors were replicated using a topcoat nearly identical to the original material.
The home's distinctive red floors were replicated using a topcoat nearly identical to the original material.

The dining room, with its corner windows offering views of the landscape, was designed to accommodate both family and farmhands.
The dining room, with its corner windows offering views of the landscape, was designed to accommodate both family and farmhands.



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