House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Kate Schox
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.
Kate Schox purchased this House in 2009
Why Kate Schox chose Angell
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
strict 25 person max. Additional fees may apply
We strictly enforce this policy.
We strictly enforce this policy
No children under the age of 6
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Wedding ceremonies and/or wedding receptions are not allowed. Permission required for any additional guests or visitors beyond the registered guests.
No children under the age of 6
$75 Cancellation fee as stated in Short Term Rental Agreement
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cool historic house! We had a wonderful time.
This is a once in a lifetime chance for any Frank Lloyd Wright lover. This house is a true masterpiece. The host was knowledgable and gave a great tour upon arrival. The house is in excellent condition and has so many neat spaces to explore and take in. If you're on the line about doing this, do it! You won't regret staying here.
FLW gem close to the university
This beautiful home is a must rent for any Frank Lloyd Wright fan. Amazing secluded location with great landscaping, but yet still close to all your needs. It's the closest thing you'll get to staying in a FLW museum. We all loved our time there.
One of a Kind Experience
We left less than 24 hours ago and I'm already positive the experience will remain one of the most memorable I've ever had.
A fascinating mixed bag
Sue and Gary communicated well and met us st the property at the appointed time. They were very welcoming and gave us an excellent tour of the house and grounds when we arrived. Fascinating it was indeed. The house is truly a marvel--staying in a FLW home is a very rare experience--but it is, I suggest, not for everyone. I never want to leave less than five stars out of five, but I feel compelled to do so for the FLW Palmer House for two main reasons.
First of all, despite being a lovely estate and well-maintained property, there were cobwebs all over the main living space--in decorative bowls, in windows, in doors, etc. This would be easy to remedy.
Worse, however, is the cozy little tea house. We made tea and took a tray down to the tea house, and were planning on playing a board game with the children. We put the mats down beside the table, and all sat down. I noticed a medium-sized, desicated insect hanging off one of the mats, and I wondered if any bugs might be living on the underside of the table. Yikes! A not-too-small spider was active just an inch or two from my son's knee. I told him to watch out for it, but we were not alarmed...until my wife looked on her underside of the table and reported a LARGE, scary-looking spider near her father's leg. That was enough to send us all packing from the tea house. Yuck...and no fun. Tea house was off-limits. My mother-in-law opined on the possibly dangerous nature of such large, unknown arachnids. Maybe an exterminator call is in order!
The other problem we had with the Palmer House is intrinsic to the unconventional build of the home. The claustrophobically dark hall and bedrooms made my wife and son feel nauseated. We found it difficult to play board games because the lighting is dim.The corners and doors are at odd angles; the ceiling can seem too low. The bedrooms are unnecessarily tiny for a home on two acres of land, and one must turn sideways to enter the bathroom because the doorway is so narrow. I could not even sit normally on the toilet because the wall is too close and my knee could not fit there; I had to sit at an angle on the seat. Preposterous! And my mother-in-law had to call for help to get the bathroom door open. After one night there, we all felt a bit off. We were relieved whenever we went out of doors or into downtown to explore or eat.
That said, I enjoyed the oddly-shaped beds, and the linens were nice. The library of books on and by FLW was quite interesting.
Sleeping in an icon!
As architects we were thrilled to have free reign in what could be a museum. Being able to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright house for a couple of days allowed us to discover more in depth the details and craftsmanship firsthand. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience!
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