Frank Lloyd Wright's Mäntylä House in Polymath Park

After a Thousand-Mile Journey, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mäntylä Opens to Overnight Guests1/6

Frank Lloyd Wright's Mäntylä House—Finnish for "house among the pines"—was threatened by an encroaching development before being relocated to Polymath Park in Pennsylvania. Aside from the concrete block, floor slab, and roof rafters, the entire home was transplanted. President of Usonian Preservation Tom Papinchak and his team worked from multiple versions of prints and created their own set of drawings on site. Some modernization occurred to ensure longevity of the home, including mechanical and plumbing upgrades, and as Tom reminds, Wright was always a proponent of state-of-the-art materials and sustainability.

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