Frank Lloyd Wright fans, here’s your chance to admire his Usonian style homes built in 1939. The Sondern Adler House in the Roanoke neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, is an L-shaped Usonian style house. one of two that Frank Lloyd Wright built in Kansas City.
In 1939, Wright designed a 1,000-square-foot house for Clarence But in the Roanoke neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. Three squares connected the two wings of the L-shaped house with a work area, a laundry / boiler room and a bathroom. There were two bedrooms, both with glass doors and openings to the terrace. Nine years later, Arnold Adler, the second owner of the house, asked Wright again to design the extension to the house, which was to be over 2,000 square feet and included another bedroom, additional bathrooms, additional living space and a carport.
An exterior made of cypresses and bricks practically merges with the surrounding forest landscape. Enjoy seamless indoor and outdoor use with multiple patios and floor-to-ceiling windows. Admirers of Wright will appreciate the clergy’s windows that invite fireplaces and intimate spaces created in and around the home using local materials.
The house connects visitors with nature through a single self-supporting roof and glass walls. A sunken living room is anchored by a massive brick fireplace and is spacious and cozy at the same time. The tidal cypress ceilings and fixtures of the house virtually embrace visitors by contrasting spacious rooms and private corners. Wright’s unique casement windows can be fully opened and allow natural cooling and expansive views in summer.