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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Graduation 2019: Applications are being taken and placed on a list. Contract will be issued in the Fall 2018. There is a THREE night minimum. Please contact us through VRBO/Home-away as an INQUIRY rather than a REQUEST

Requests for 2019 will be accepted starting November, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to size limitations and local restrictions, any event at the Palmer House is limited to a maximum of 25 people. Additional fees may apply

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 small kitchen and a bathroom. The Tea House is not available as a separate rental and is not available during the winter months. The Tea House is included with the rental of the Palmer House.

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. Because the floors are concrete, the roof blocks direct sun, and the house is surrounded by very large trees, the house stays relatively cool.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner 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.

Amenities

Angell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Prior permission required for any additional guests or visitors beyond the registered guests.
  • No children under the age of 6
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews
5

Museum Quality

  • 5 of 5

A remarkable opportunity to immerse yourself in a pristine Frank Lloyd Wright jewel of a house! We have stayed in other FLW properties but none of them come close to offering the full architectural experience intended by Wright that the Palmer House does. The space, furnishings, landscape, and context are all as originally designed and offer the same thrill they must have to the original owners. This is truely an opportunity not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of a kind peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A bucket list kind of experience. Sue and Gary provided a lovely tour and history of the home on our arrival, pointing out it’s uniqueness. Then left us to relax and immerse ourselves in our surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

The best ever.

  • 5 of 5

Once in a lifetime experience. A dream come true. Bless the owners for making this possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

A livable home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

  • 5 of 5

This is an extraordinary house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1951 and yet livable today. The lot is large, too, relatively secluded and located in a lovely neighborhood in Ann Arbor. Thank you to Mary and William Palmer, as well as to the current owners who maintain the house with care and make it available for guests to stay for a while.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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It's like living inside a piece of art

  • 4 of 5

I've always been an admirer of Frank Loyd Wright, so getting an opportunity to stay in a house he designed was very appealing. The reality however is that while the Palmer house is beautiful to look at, it's difficult to live in; all 60 and 130 degree angles, no AC. Be prepared to turn sideways to get into the bathroom or sleep at an angle on a parallelogram shaped bed.

That said I would highly recommend using this house as a meeting place or a 1-2 night stay when the weather is mild, not 80+ degrees.

The owners were very courteous and the house is well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Palmer House is beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at the Palmer House and wish that we could have stayed longer. The house and furnishings are spectacular. The setting and tea house are beautiful. By the second day, we truly appreciated the sight lines and angles, the light, the colors, and the views from all the windows -- all very calming. We would have loved one more day to just spend in the house enjoying the serenity. The hosts are wonderful. All in all, a magical place to stay and appreciate.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrack
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Refundable damage deposit $500

Requests for Graduation 2019 are waitlisted
Requests for 2019 will be accepted after November 2018.
Holidays are subject to premium rates. Special daily rates are available for corporate events with a maximum of 25 guests.
Winter Weather Guarantee: Reservations can be rebooked without a penalty if cancelled due to a winter storm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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