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Alpauch House
by Frank Lloyd Wright
A Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built home sits on a hill with views of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, near the very tip of the peninsula in Leelanau Township. The private residence is very private – located more than a mile off the main road at 10551 E. Peterson Park – shrouded behind several gates and fences. The Amy Alpaugh Studio Residence, so named in “The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, A Complete Catalog” by William Allin Storrer, was built in 1947. The name given to each project in Storrer’s catalog is taken directly from the plan drawn by Wright and his draftpersons. Recognized worldwide for designing structures harmonious with the surrounding environment, Wright’s original design was a compact structure, a 5-square foot unit module with studio. The house also had a feature found in many of the homes in the latter third of Wright’s career – a wing with glass walls on three sides and a single-plane roof (called a “shed” or “butterfly” roof) that slants downward toward the house’s central axis.
Location 10551 E. Peterson Park, Northport, MI
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