This Quirky Abode Built By a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Wants $575K
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This Quirky Abode Built By a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Wants $575K

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By Kathryn M.
Designed in 1966 by Wright’s student Herb DeLevie, this home in Madison, Wisconsin, includes an unusual converted sunroom.

Located in the capital city of Madison, Wisconsin, The Max and Arlyne Hurwitz House balances Wright-inspired design cues with a few twists. Built in 1966 by Herb DeLevine, a student of Wright's Taliesin School of Architecture, the midcentury home's unusual details include a converted sunroom that once housed an indoor pool. See if you can spot it below.

The home's shady corner lot is full of large maple trees and lush plantings. A deep eave marks the grand entrance, which is further dramatized by 15-foot-tall double doors with Medieval-style hardware from Spain. 

The home's shady corner lot is full of large maple trees and lush plantings. A deep eave marks the grand entrance, which is further dramatized by 15-foot-tall double doors with Medieval-style hardware from Spain. 

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The 3,500-square-foot residence offers an earthy interior with a natural stone fireplace, wood paneling, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Throughout the four-bedroom and three-bathroom home, angled walls and corner nooks create surprising visual contrasts.

A striking natural stone fireplace wraps around the living room and entryway. The cathedral ceiling is offset by angled walls and wood-framed eaves, adding an unexpected dimension to the space.

A striking natural stone fireplace wraps around the living room and entryway. The cathedral ceiling is offset by angled walls and wood-framed eaves, adding an unexpected dimension to the space.

Clapboard walls in the living room meet up with a large glass wall in the corner. Overlooking a stone-walled patio, the large windows enhance the room's relationship with nature.

Clapboard walls in the living room meet up with a large glass wall in the corner. Overlooking a stone-walled patio, the large windows enhance the room's relationship with nature.

Natural light pours into the formal dining space from 18-foot-tall windows. Rising up toward the cathedral ceiling, the windows frame views of the property's many trees.

Natural light pours into the formal dining space from 18-foot-tall windows. Rising up toward the cathedral ceiling, the windows frame views of the property's many trees.

According to historical records, DeLevine studied under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in the early 1950s. He eventually became a prominent local architect at his Madison–based firm, DeLevie and Associates.

The large kitchen offers cabinetry galore and modern appliances. Light hardwood floors complement the neutral color palette. 

The large kitchen offers cabinetry galore and modern appliances. Light hardwood floors complement the neutral color palette. 

Here, an outline of the former indoor pool is marked by carpeting on top of a wooden platform. The original coping and ladder are still visible, providing the possibility of restoring the pool underneath.

Here, an outline of the former indoor pool is marked by carpeting on top of a wooden platform. The original coping and ladder are still visible, providing the possibility of restoring the pool underneath.

A former patio surrounding the pool is the heart of a new sunroom. Clerestory windows and sloping panes of glass bring in tons of natural light.

A former patio surrounding the pool is the heart of a new sunroom. Clerestory windows and sloping panes of glass bring in tons of natural light.

Although the pool is no longer in use, the home does offer a modern sauna. A large recreation area also enhances the entertaining options, with a large wet bar and plenty of space for friends.

A basement-level recreation area extends off of the sunroom and would have originally overlooked the swimming pool. The wood-paneled space has a cozy vibe to it—perfect for billiards or entertaining at the wet bar.

A basement-level recreation area extends off of the sunroom and would have originally overlooked the swimming pool. The wood-paneled space has a cozy vibe to it—perfect for billiards or entertaining at the wet bar.

The loft-like master bedroom overlooks the living room below. Large sliding glass doors open onto a secluded sunporch.

The loft-like master bedroom overlooks the living room below. Large sliding glass doors open onto a secluded sunporch.

The enclosed porch is an unexpected private oasis for the bedroom. Large angled windows stretch along the space, creating a sunny atmosphere.

The enclosed porch is an unexpected private oasis for the bedroom. Large angled windows stretch along the space, creating a sunny atmosphere.

A modern master bathroom can be found off of the bedroom, complete with a large vanity and tiled shower.

A modern master bathroom can be found off of the bedroom, complete with a large vanity and tiled shower.

An expansive wooden deck runs along the corner of the home, overlooking the organic landscape. Built in seating creates a comfortable environment for entertaining.

An expansive wooden deck runs along the corner of the home, overlooking the organic landscape. Built in seating creates a comfortable environment for entertaining.

Nestled in the Hoyt Park Neighborhood, the heavily wooded lot has a more secluded feel. Yet, convenience is not lost in the suburban location—downtown Madison is just a short bike ride away.

Nestled in the Hoyt Park Neighborhood, the heavily wooded lot has a more secluded feel. Yet, convenience is not lost in the suburban location—downtown Madison is just a short bike ride away.

202 N. Blackhawk Avenue is currently listed for $575,000 by The Tucci Team.

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