May 6, 2018 Usonian
‘Usonian’ in Great Falls Back on Market
This home in Great Falls by Theodore Van Fossen, a disciple Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic Usonian architecture who studied at the New Bauhaus school in Chicago in the late 1930s, is back on the market after recently selling. It is currently listed for $1,098,000. Van Fossen is best known for designing Rush Creek Village in Worthington, Ohio, 12 miles north of Columbus. The National Register of Historic Places-listed neighborhood comprises 50 Wright-inspired Usonian homes on one acre lots. Van Fossen had worked as a builder and furniture maker on two Wright projects in 1939 and 1940. Van Fossen died at the age of 91 in December 2010.
This is one of the custom homes van Fossen designed is in Great Falls on a private five acre lot. The 4 bed/3 bath 1,493 square-foot home was built in 1977. The owner who had the home built wanted a home with a Japanese design aesthetic, including built-in furniture.