ORIGINAL FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT SECLUDED HOME WITH TEA HOUSE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ORIGINAL FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT SECLUDED HOME WITH TEA HOUSE

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

227 Orchard Hills Drive, Ann Arbor Michigan - Google Maps FLW Palmer House, please see our website 'FLWPalmerhouse'

The Palmer House is a multilevel brick and cypress late period Frank Lloyd Wright house, the plan and design of which is based on the equilateral triangle. The house is sheltered by a long broad hipped roof with deep overhangs. The cantilever extending over the terrace is the most dramatic feature of the house. The open interior is fitted with Wright-designed furniture and built-in cabinetry. The Palmer house exemplifies Wright's open, American organic architecture in which all parts are related to the whole and are linked to the environment in an adaptation of form to nature.

In addition to the main house, there is a tea house located on the 2 acres of woodland surrounding the home. The tea house includes a working fireplace, a small kitchen and a bathroom with a shower-over-the toilet.

During your stay, please enjoy complementary tea and coffee, high thread count sheets, feather and non-feather pillows and organic shampoo and conditioner. We are committed to greening the earth and only use organic cleaning products, hand soaps, dish detergent, and laundry soap. Please be advised that there is no air-conditioning (the floors are concrete, the roof blocks direct sun, and the house is surrounded by very large trees and thus the house remains cool).

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
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We currently live in San Francisco and purchased the house in March 2009. Jeffrey Schox, who is a San Francisco patent attorney, spends several weeks a year in Ann Arbor. When he is not in Ann Arbor, the Palmer House will be available for rent as a guest house and as a meeting location. Kathryn is a yoga teacher and plans to offer both public and private classes in the house a few times a year. Jeff's parents, Sue and Gary Cox are the caretakers of the house.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

We both graduated from the University of Michigan and while attending school, frequently went on long walks or runs with the Palmer House as our destination. Jeffrey has been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright since an early age growing up outside of Detroit and Kathryn became a fan while attending the Art Institute of Chicago and exploring the suburbs of Chicago.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246204vb
734-414-0811
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Doylestown, PA
5

A perfect experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Thank you to the Palmer and Cox families. Without you we'd never been able to spend four incredibly peaceful days immersed in the world of Frank Lloyd Wright. Words and all the photos and video cannot do it justice. Thank you again!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246204vb
734-414-0811
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Arlington, VA
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My husband and I are big fans of FLW architecture. We've stayed in three of his home including the Palmer House, and while we really enjoyed all three, the Palmer House was our favorite.

What made it so special?

Gary and Sue met us at the house and told us the history and showed us how everything worked. There's also a guide with a list of the heating and lighting elements in the house -- very helpful!

This house is just nicer than the other two that we stayed in (Duncan House and Penfield House). The original furniture and the well developed yard (complete with deer, fox, etc) made this a secluded and elegant retreat.) The tea house, although not usable in winter, was also a nice extra that we were able to tour when we arrived.

Some other details we really enjoyed:
magazines and books where the house is featured
lovely teas
organic lotions and soaps

I was pretty won over by the bathroom, which not only had its only heater, but a really deep tub and skylight that let in moonlight.

I think anyone who enjoys FLW should make a trip here. It would also be a wonderful location for people who enjoy staying in a special place with a meaningful history. The relationship of the house to the nature it is positioned in led to hours of conversation about how we live and why. It's rare that a house would do that.

As with all the Wright homes we have stayed in, there was a little dust and a few spiderwebs -- nothing to be concerned about -- but a hazard of old homes that are not designed to be used as hotels.

Oh -- and to the reviewer who was upset about there not being a TV -- we really enjoyed there not being a TV.

We are deeply grateful to the owners for this experience and will be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246204vb
734-414-0811
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Ohio
5

Living In Art

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The Palmer House's owners well maintain this architectural gem. Email questions were quickly answered and our tour upon arrival was entertaining and informational. Pictures come up short of the real thing--house is stunning in person. FLW devotees will be smitten.

Ann Arbor's restaurants are terrific. Pretty much everything in the city is within ten minutes of the house, though we visited during UM's spring break. A chopper ferries patients to nearby uni hospital. Also, roads are rough. Owners can't control roads or flight path. It's a fun city to visit.

Still, area is mostly quiet and, happily, a trio of deer kept us entertained. Overall, house and location are wonderful. Visitors will feel the serenity Wright intended while sitting in Great Room chairs while gazing at the sunrise through the trees. We plan to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246204vb
734-414-0811
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
5

Welcome to Serenity

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
A Historic time capsule of Epic proportion.

Of all Frank Lloyd Wrights designs; the Guggenheim, Falling Water, this house is probably one of his most eclectic. It takes some getting used to its unique features, due to to it being based on an equilateral triangle, the shapes of the beds, the pull drawers, the cupboards, the bathrooms, the kitchen. It is something you will never encounter before, or again.

The former owners, and fortunately for the World, the new owners have kept this house Exactly, or as close to, as FLW designed it, with very little modern changes. The house was clean, comfortable and warmer than expected due to its decor even though it was 25 degrees outside.

Do your research on this house before staying, as it will give you a greater appreciation of it's historical significance. This is a house that brings in the Outside world of the the Garden and surrounding landscape, the serenity of Nature, the peace and quiet of a Zen-like atmosphere.

If you are a fan of FLWs Architecture, then this house is Most certainly a place to stay and take the time to savor.

P.S. Arbor Brewing Company, 2 Big Thumbs Up! Just off Main Street in Downtown Ann Arbor, parking garage directly across the street.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246204vb
734-414-0811
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Toronto Canada
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
I am writing this as I sit in the great room looking out at the snow covered woods on the morning of our departure. We decided to stay here on our way back from Chicago to Toronto. To say the house is fantastic is an understatement. You don't have to be an architectural expert to appreciate it. Of course Wright fans will be in awe. Sue and Gary met us upon arrival and gave a run down on the functional aspects of the house and its very interesting history. From there we were left on our own to soak in the beauty of the house and its surroundings. Prior to booking I was concerned that the beds would not be comfortable. I was surprised that they actually were. I slept great. There are not many opportunities to experience something like this. Take advantage of staying here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Car: recommended

Canoeing and Kayaking, Cider Mills, Art Fair and Film Festivals, Dance, Opera, Music, Lectures, Library

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Availability & Rates

Ann Arbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Ann Arbor Art Fair
Jul 16 2014 - Jul 19 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
U of M Home Football
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
U of M Home Football
Sep 12 2014 - Sep 14 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
U of M Home Football
Sep 19 2014 - Sep 21 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
U of M Home Football
Sep 26 2014 - Sep 28 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
U of M Home Football
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
U of M Home Football
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 2 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
U of M Home Football
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 23 2014
$650
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$350
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,400
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00
Refundable Sec Deposit $500.00
We accept Pay Pal or check. No credit cards
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Holidays are subject to premium rates. Special daily rates are available for corporate events. Maximum of 25 guests.
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Amenities

Ann Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Day bed in study
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
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