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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Kitchen Design & Aesthetic

May 8, 20172 comments

Frank Lloyd Wright kitchen in Minnesota

The Beauty and Brilliance of Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright kitchen in Minnesota

Frank Lloyd Wright has had a well-known influence on American design and culture. Unfortunately, many of his buildings have not survived. Therefore, it’s a rare treat when a home he designed comes on the market. It’s even more rare when the building is in virtually the same condition as conceived by the Architect! This is the case with the Paul Olfelt house in St Louis Park, MN.

The way he favored bold yet simple forms of design, challenged the status quo of architecture. Similarly, he reflected the growth of Modernism, an influential movement of the time. Even his view of building and site integration was innovative and original. His buildings reflected their surroundings and fit their sites in a more natural way.

FLW handled the kitchen and living spaces in a novel and creative way. He influenced the removal of walls between the kitchen area and living space. You can see this in the Malcom Willey house (also in Minnesota) that he designed nearly 30 years earlier.

Malcom Willey house

Embracing History

Frank believed in Organic Architecture. He saw all the elements of the house as a unified whole. Every client of Frank Lloyd Wright got the design for their home and the furniture fit for the rooms. Naturally, this included the kitchen cabinets.

Frank Lloyd Wright kitchen in MinnesotaHe rejected gaudy use of “applied ornamentation.” For instance, in the case of millwork, Frank let the grain pattern be the natural ornamentation.

The CliqStudios product development team started working to offer a new door style. Our cabinet catalog already contained many variations of traditional door styles, but we wanted to departure from our current offerings. Even our modern-looking Dayton style doors could be too much for Frank.

Many of the staff at CliqStudios have interior design and/or architecture backgrounds. Therefore, most were well versed in FLW and fans of his work. We decided to embrace many elements of his signature style and went to work.

Final Designs

Style-31 Slab Style DoorThe result was CliqStudios’ Style-31 door style. It is a slab-style door that has its aesthetic statement in its simplicity. Available in beautiful oak and cherry, the naturally rich grain of the wood is the only ornamentation. As Frank said, we simply, “…allowed the material to be honest to itself.”

Nearly all of Frank Lloyd Wright’s kitchen designs feature cabinets easily mistaken for Style-31 on the surface. Above all, CliqStudios engineers have brought Frank’s timeless design into the 21st century beyond cabinet doors. All Style-31 cabinets are built to the same exacting CliqStudios construction standards. Furthermore, Style-31 cabinets have Blum soft-closing door hinges and drawer glides — an unimaginable feature in Frank’s day.

Let our designers bring the simplicity of form and honesty of materials to your home with CliqStudios Style-31 cabinets. Your kitchen can mimic the brilliance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s beautiful design sense. Additionally, your fully updated kitchen can accommodate your modern lifestyle with plenty of storage and convenience built into every cabinet.



Property Details

This property is offered by Berg+Larsen; Berg Larsen Group of Coldwell Banker Burnet:
Frank Lloyd Wright kitchen in Minnesota

• Property address: 2206 Parklands Lane, St Louis Park MN
• Neighborhood: Lake Forest
• List Price: $1,395,000
• Bedroom: 3
• Baths: 2
• Total finished square feet: 2,647
• Description:
Rare Frank Lloyd Wright designed home available for sale for the first time by original owners. Incredible location, close to downtown Minneapolis, set on 3.77 extremely private acres at the end of a quiet dead end. This incredible light filled property takes superb advantage of its site overlooking grassy meadow abundant with wildlife. Vaulted great room features walls of glass and extensive built-ins. Three bedrooms on main level. Lower level family room. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

• Still photo credit: LANDMARK PHOTOGRAPHY
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• Barry Berg and Chad Larsen are the co-listing agents. They are both licensed REALTORS, business partners, and team leaders of Berg Larsen Group of Coldwell Banker Burnet.
• To schedule a showing, contact: 612.925.8411 /

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