Frank Lloyd Wright's Gerald B. Tonkens House

Living room in Frank Lloyd Wright's Gerald B. Tonkens House in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Image Source: Comey & Shepherd, Realtors Living room featured in Frank Lloyd Wright's Gerald B. Tonkens House in Cincinnati, Ohio. Set on four acres, the home is a prime example of Wright’s Usonian style, known for its simple design and integration with nature. The residence’s concrete block exterior is punctuated with more than 400 inset windows, creating incredible patterns of light both inside and outside.


It's been an exciting couple of weeks for the Frank Lloyd Wright fans here at Cool Houses Daily. Last week, we got to look inside Wright's Furbeck House in Oak Park, Ill., which is on the market for $949,000. This week, we're touring his Gerald B. Tonkens House in Cincinnati, listed for the first time ever at $1.8 million.

Though the home was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was actually built in 1955 by his grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright. Eric lived in Cincinnati for 18 months to oversee the construction process, ensuring his grandfather's exacting standards were met. Set on four acres, the home is a prime example of Wright's Usonian style, known for its simple design and integration with nature. The residence's concrete block exterior is punctuated with more than 400 inset windows, creating incredible patterns of light both inside and outside.

Despite its unassuming design, the home's interior is full of luxurious details, including Philippine Mahogany paneling on the walls and 18-karat gold leaf ceiling treatments in the bedrooms. The asking price includes an extensive collection of original documents, plans, telegrams and the like between the owners and Frank and Eric Lloyd Wright. Furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright specifically for the home is also available for an additional fee.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Listed By: David W. Wellinghoff of Comey & Shepherd, Realtors
Price: $1,788,000

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