Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House, Rockford

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The Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent House is a single-story, solar hemicycle Usonian designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949. The residence is a rare mid-century example of a handicapped accessible home that was designed to be both functional and beautiful.

Built of Chicago Common Brick and Red Tidewater Cypress, the house hugs the property and blends flawlessly with its natural landscape. When the home was built, the lot was considered on the edge of town. The City of Rockford has since grown to surround the neighborhood, yet the area still retains its rural feel with large wooded lots and curvilinear roads.

The home is a fine example of Wright’s Usonian architecture as exemplified by its smaller footprint, slab construction, carport, and outdoor connectivity.
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  • We had a girls weekend in Rockford and our first stop was the Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House. Our docent, Mary Beth, was absolutely wonderful. She shared so much information about Mr. Wright...  more »
  • Come tour the only FLW home that was designed to accommodate a physically-challenged individual. Public tours are available by advanced registration only. Friday and Saturday options are 11:30 AM...  more »
  • Fantastic tour. Docent Carol very knowledgeable about all aspects of the house and its history.
  • Great tour of a fine example of FLW architecture. John was an excellent docent.
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