Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Frank Lloyd Wright House on Burnham Blvd

A Frank Lloyd Wright House a gem within the city of Minneapolis.

Posting for City Daily Photo 

Since my childhood I've always preferred to hop on my bike or go by foot and explore beyond my usual surroundings. Always in search of that hidden forest and water. But also, houses and other structures that urged me to learn more. My perceptions weren't always accurate but as humans our first understanding arrives from what we already know until, we discover more.

These photos are of a house and surroundings located in Minneapolis designed by Frank Lloyd Wright now on the market and Saturday I uncovered so much more about this location. A well worn foot path behind it leads between it and Cedar Lake. Trust me the feel is like that familiar hidden forest from my childhood.

Henry and Frieda Neils House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright


Delay not to seize the hour.


To learn is to be young, however old.

Pablo Picasso said, "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist."

 and I believe Wright used that practice when designing structures. He desired out of the ordinary over a typical floor plan.

Another trait was simplicity. If you notice his designs offered less need for furnishings.

Rosenbaum House in Florence, Alabama

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci

Excuse me, but where is the front entrance?

"Doors are for people with no imagination." 
Derek Landy From, Skulduggery Pleasant 

This is an entrance to the foot trail that leads behind the house, located on the east side of the property. 

From inside the house this photo and the one below you're able to view the side entrance to the foot trail.

For me, these ever powerful and sometimes strange wood beings rooted firmly in the ground before us, testify to the power, strength and magic they inherited and openly display before us.
Karen Sather

I like trees because they seem more resigned
 to the way they have to live than other things do. 
Willa Cather

Life is just a series of moments one linked after another,
 so always give thanks for another new day and the easel before you.
Karen Sather

Be ever thankful it arrives without directions, the choices are yours.

What I see.
Two stumps eager to oblige.

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm, 
to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
Cyril Connolly

This path leads to the Cedar Lake Canal, the Wright house is just to the left up a hill.

Welcome to the Cedar Lake Canal

Keep breathing and your eyes open.


A way out to reach Burnham Road. Of course if you continue onward you can join the Kenilworth Trail seen here.

 A bit more detail about the Wright house with detailing links if you're interested in discovering more.

2801 Burnham Blvd in Minneapolis, located in the Lake of the Isles area, with Cedar Lake directly behind it, is one of two houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and as supremely gifted as Wright was he benefited greatly with close collaboration with his clients, Frieda and Henry J. Neils,  on this house built in 1951. It happens to be on the market at this time so if you're looking to move to Minneapolis it's a rare although expensive buy. You can view the unbelievably gorgeous and unique design here.

Two features that standout most to me is the enclosed galley like kitchen with windows looking into the house and a gallery leading to a hidden main entrance. I'm sure many trick-or-treaters were mystified as to where is the front door?

Below photos of a house designed by Wright in Madison, Wisconsin having similarities to Wright's house on Burnham Blvd in Minneapolis.

Thanks for stopping in and your know that your comments are very special to me.

Take good care of you 

and stay safe.


Elephant's Child said...

Wow. He was indeed an artist.
Thank you for another fascinating and inspirational post.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful place!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've always enjoyed the minimalist style of Frank Lloyd Wright's design but in your post today Karen I enjoyed your stunning winter trees and your own wise quotes even more 💙🌿

Jeanie said...

I love Wright's architecture and how it is so well integrated with the architecture. I love the interiors too -- but I don't think I could live in one. I'm not that neat!

Cloudia said...

You are just my sort! What fun rambling with you, K💋

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful houses, inside and outside.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

Frank Lloyd Wright, an amazing architect! i too am a wonderer!!