Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House, Rockford

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The Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent House is a single-story, solar hemicycle Usonian designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949. The residence is a rare mid-century example of a handicapped accessible home that was designed to be both functional and beautiful.

Built of Chicago Common Brick and Red Tidewater Cypress, the house hugs the property and blends flawlessly with its natural landscape. When the home was built, the lot was considered on the edge of town. The City of Rockford has since grown to surround the neighborhood, yet the area still retains its rural feel with large wooded lots and curvilinear roads.

The home is a fine example of Wright’s Usonian architecture as exemplified by its smaller footprint, slab construction, carport, and outdoor connectivity.
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  • Beautifully restored Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1950s. Woodworking and use of space at its best! A newly acquired visitor center makes parking easy in this lovely...  more »
  • Touring Rockford’s only Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, The Laurent House, was a wonderful treat today. The only FLW home designed specifically to accommodate a person in a wheelchair, Wright’s...  more »
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  • Fantastic tour. Docent Carol very knowledgeable about all aspects of the house and its history.
  • Great tour of a fine example of FLW architecture. John was an excellent docent.

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