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Beach House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Is Available on Airbnb for $150 A Night

Modern Hemicycle Shape To The Cooke Home

For just $150 a night, you can make yourself at home in the beautiful Cooke House, a lakeside abode in Virginia Beach that happens to be an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright creation. Nestled in nature, the 3,000-square-foot house perfectly demonstrates Wright’s signature style and modern approach to architecture.

Wright was a prolific architect of the 20th Century, known for his “prairie style”—an architectural aesthetic defined by linear forms, open interiors, and a focus on incorporating nature in his designs—and praised as the pioneer of organic architecture. With its hemicycle shape, striking angles, and secluded surroundings, The Cooke House embodies these unique architectural interests.

The renowned residence is named for Andrew and Maude Cooke, a couple who commissioned Wright to build “the beautiful house [they] have dreamed of for so long” (but that was also fit for parties, of course) in 1951. Construction commenced in 1959—a mere two weeks before the architect’s death—and it was completed the following year. In 1983, the home was restored, and today, under its current owners (and potentially your next Airbnb host and hostess) Daniel and Jane Duhl, it appears remarkably similar to when Wright designed it.

The dwelling features site-specific furniture designed by the architect, as well as beautiful skylights and vaulted ceilings. The main house includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, exercise room, spa, sauna, and pretty patio that overlooks Crystal Lake. Lucky lodgers stay in the attached staff suite—a private cottage made up of a bedroom and bathroom—but are given a complimentary tour of the house by Mr. and Mrs. Duhl upon arrival. However, the home is currently on the market for a cool $2,750,000, so any architecturally-minded Airbnb hopefuls better act fast!

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via [Inhabitat, Coastal Living Virginia Mag]

All images via Frank Lloyd Wright Beach House and Airbnb.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is an art historian living in Paris. Born and raised in San Francisco, Kelly holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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