Preservation… The “Wright” Way

A classic home in McLean is in good hands with Washingtonian Jim Kimsey.

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The Marden House exhibits many elements that characterize Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style, particularly the concrete slab flooring, built-in furniture, and abundant natural views. The use of construction materials drawn from nature is in keeping with Wright’s belief that buildings should grow naturally from their environment. Much of the furniture in the house was designed by the architect, including the cabinetry that runs across the far side of the living area

The Marden House exhibits many elements that characterize Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style, particularly the concrete slab flooring, built-in furniture, and abundant natural views. The use of construction materials drawn from nature is in keeping with Wright’s belief that buildings should grow naturally from their environment. Much of the furniture in the house was designed by the architect, including the cabinetry that runs across the far side of the living area

There has long been a sense among the collectors of artistic masterpieces that the paintings or sculptures they acquire never really “belong” to them in the traditional sense of the word. Great collectors are not owners, but rather stewards, entrusted with the preservation of a piece of history for the benefit of future generations. Of course, this is easy to understand in the case of a Picasso or a Michelangelo….but what if the masterpiece were a house, on your property?

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