the neils house

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the neils house
2801 burnham boulevard
minneapolis, minnesota 55416

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In 1949, Frieda and Henry J. Neils approached Frank Lloyd Wright about building a new home adjacent to their property overlooking Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. Henry Neils was a stone and architectural materials supplier, and insisted on marble walls in the interior and aluminum window frames (which was a departure from Wright's usual style).

The house was designed in Wright's later Usonian style, with a stated goal of "affordable, beautiful housing for a democratic America." Accordingly, the house is separated into "quiet" and "active" areas.

The property is currently privately owned by heirs to the Neils family.

Photo: Bobak Ha'Eri