Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein House

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Built in 1953 for Samuel and Dorothy Eppstein, the ranch-style home is an exemplary representation of Prairie School-style architecture and Usonian thinking. Constructed by the original homeowners, the midcentury residence displays a history of care and thoughtfulness in every detail.

Fast forward to today, and this still stands true. The home has been completely renovated and furnished, staying true to the original era of the home and preserving the handiwork, craft, and brilliance of the original. Such a massive undertaking was led by husband-and-wife team Tony Hillebrandt and Marika Broere after careful research and conversations with previous residents. The result is a beautiful restoration which respects the history of the home.

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Mid-Century Building Type, and Concrete Siding Material. A curved concrete block wall conceals one of the three exterior terraces.  Low-slung roofs appear to hover above the landscape. Photo 2 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

A curved concrete block wall conceals one of the three exterior terraces. Low-slung roofs appear to hover above the landscape.

Modern home with Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Trees. The cantilevered roofs and trim have been carefully painted and restored.  Large windows blend the exterior terrace with the inside living space. Photo 3 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

The cantilevered roofs and trim have been carefully painted and restored. Large windows blend the exterior terrace with the inside living space.

Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Standard Layout Fireplace, Concrete Floor, Ottomans, Bench, Coffee Tables, and Wood Burning Fireplace. Living and dining spaces wrap around the full-height fireplace.  Original light fixtures remain and have been outfitted with LED lights. Photo 4 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

Living and dining spaces wrap around the full-height fireplace. Original light fixtures remain and have been outfitted with LED lights.

Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Chair, Ottomans, Ceiling Lighting, Coffee Tables, Concrete Floor, and Table Lighting. The original built in sofa remains in the Living Room.  Ten foot windows draw nature inside while Maharam and Knoll textiles decorate the furnishings. Photo 5 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

The original built in sofa remains in the Living Room. Ten foot windows draw nature inside while Maharam and Knoll textiles decorate the furnishings.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Standard Layout Fireplace, Concrete Floor, Shelves, Storage, and Wood Burning Fireplace. The dining table is original to the house.  A glass top now sits on top to preserve the surface from further wear and tear.   Very rare, H.W. Klein #250 dining chairs manufactured by Bramin complement the table. Photo 6 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

The dining table is original to the house. A glass top now sits on top to preserve the surface from further wear and tear. Very rare, H.W. Klein #250 dining chairs manufactured by Bramin complement the table.

Modern home with Storage Room and Shelves Storage Type. Built-in shelving full of architecture and design books extend from the dining space to the kitchen. Photo 7 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

Built-in shelving full of architecture and design books extend from the dining space to the kitchen.

Modern home with Kitchen, Concrete Backsplashe, Track Lighting, Drop In Sink, and Open Cabinet. Open shelving continues into the kitchen.  A wood-framed skylight above draws natural light into the space. Photo 8 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

Open shelving continues into the kitchen. A wood-framed skylight above draws natural light into the space.

Modern home with Office, Study Room Type, Chair, Shelves, Concrete Floor, Lamps, and Rug Floor. The now Family Room is filled with mid-century furnishings and accessories.  Bauhaus chairs, a Danish design credenza from the owner's vintage collection, a wood fire stove, a record player, and shelves of books create a comfortable family hang out space. Photo 9 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

The now Family Room is filled with mid-century furnishings and accessories. Bauhaus chairs, a Danish design credenza from the owner's vintage collection, a wood fire stove, a record player, and shelves of books create a comfortable family hang out space.

Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. Refinished concrete floors extend down the Gallery corridor.  Perforated concrete blocks act as transom windows to fill the corridor with light.  Mahogany woodwork and doors lead to the sleeping spaces. Photo 10 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

Refinished concrete floors extend down the Gallery corridor. Perforated concrete blocks act as transom windows to fill the corridor with light. Mahogany woodwork and doors lead to the sleeping spaces.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Concrete Floor, Storage, Dresser, Rug Floor, and Wall Lighting. Built-in millwork provides ample storage in the bedroom spaces.  Danish teak beds with mid-century textiles resemble the original furnishings. Photo 11 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

Built-in millwork provides ample storage in the bedroom spaces. Danish teak beds with mid-century textiles resemble the original furnishings.

Modern home with Bedroom, Chair, Table Lighting, Concrete Floor, Storage, and Bed. A vintage writer's desk and chair fill the corner of the bedroom. Photo 12 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

A vintage writer's desk and chair fill the corner of the bedroom.

Modern home with Bath Room, Enclosed Shower, and Subway Tile Wall. Unsold tiles from the 1950's were sourced from Battle Creek Tiles & Mosaic.  The vintage tiles maintain the original character of the home in the renovated baths. Photo 13 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

Unsold tiles from the 1950's were sourced from Battle Creek Tiles & Mosaic. The vintage tiles maintain the original character of the home in the renovated baths.

Modern home with Bath Room, Freestanding Tub, Wood Counter, Concrete Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Full Shower, Vessel Sink, and Drop In Sink. A large, wood framed skylight fills the master bath with daylight.  A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired shower curtain accents the remodeled bath. Photo 14 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein HouseView Photos

A large, wood framed skylight fills the master bath with daylight. A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired shower curtain accents the remodeled bath.

Credits

Posted By
Interior Design
Photographer
  • Tim Hills

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 1953
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