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As one of America’s most prolific and renowned architects, Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for buildings like Fallingwater, Taliesin West, the Hollyhock House, or any of these 42 other essential works. But hundreds of lesser-known homes are still standing. If you can’t afford to buy a Wright home—like any of these eight beauties currently on the market—don’t despair. A growing number of the illustrious architect’s homes are available for nightly rentals.

With an emphasis on simplicity, natural beauty, and integration into the surrounding landscape, Wright’s homes offer up the perfect vacation retreat. From a Wisconsin cabin in the woods to a stunning Hawaiian residence originally designed in 1954, we’ve rounded up 12 Frank Lloyd Wright homes you can rent right now.

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The Eppstein House in Michigan

Head to the town of Galesburg, Michigan, to stay in this classic Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian. Wright originally planned to build at least 21 Usonian-style homes in the community, but only four homes were constructed. Recently restored after two decades of neglect, this three-bedroom, two-bath gem also boasts many original Wright furniture pieces. Rates start at $300 per night.

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The Kinney House in Wisconsin

Wright designed this 1951 house for Patrick Kinney, an attorney, and construction was completed in 1953. The original plan consisted of a double hexagonal central core housing the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, and a bathroom. A linear wing housed two bedrooms and a bathroom, and an addition completed the final third bedroom. Guests will love the Wisconsin limestone, the parallelogram plan, and signature windows. Rates start at $395 per night.

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The only Frank Lloyd Wright building in Hawaii

Originally designed for a family in Pennsylvania in 1954, this 3,700-square-foot home wasn’t built in Waimea, Hawaii until 1995 through a partnership with Taliesin Associated Architects, John Rattenbury, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

The passive solar hemicycle design blends into the landscape and features towering glass doors and rounded walls made from coral aggregate in Oahu. With three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, guests can also enjoy licensed reproductions of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed furniture including his ‘Barrel’ chairs, ‘Origami’ chairs from 1949, and ‘Taliesin’ floor lamps. Nightly rates for six guests start at $795.

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The Meyer House in Michigan

Located near Kalamazoo, Michigan, this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home was built as a two-story Usonian. The well-restored house is designed as a hemicycle with an arched glass front and a flat, protected back side. A two-story tower encloses a staircase at the center of the home, and Wright used custom-made concrete blocks accented with Honduras mahogany inside and out. Guests will love the home’s Wright-designed furniture and forest views. Rates start at $300 per night.

The Seth Peterson Cottage by Frank Lloyd Wright. The facade is red brick with wood framing. There are tall windows on the front of the house. The house is surrounded by trees with multicolor leaves. Photo by Kit Hogan via SethPeterson.org

The Seth Peterson Cottage in Wisconsin

Set on quiet Mirror Lake in Wisconsin, this one-bedroom cottage measures a modest 880 square feet, is balanced on the edge of a steep wooded hill, and has a dramatic, tragic history. Wright was already in his nineties when Seth Peterson asked him to design the cottage, and the 1958 building was Wright’s last Wisconsin project. The cottage features a massive chimney and a “flying roof” that seems to hang in space without support. Rates start at $300 per night.

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The Elam House in Minnesota

As one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s largest Usonian homes, the 1951 Elam House is one of four Wright homes in southern Minnesota and one of only 13 in the state. With five bedrooms and six bathrooms, the main house features towering limestone piers, floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, and over 100 windows. Visitors can stay in the one-bedroom, 820-square-foot guest house (also designed by Wright) and each stay includes a one hour tour of the main house. Prices start at $250 per night.

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The Palmer House in Michigan

Built in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the early 1950s, the Palmer House is one of Wright’s last residential masterpieces. With 2,000 square feet and three bedrooms, the home features a cantilevered overhang set into a hillside. Inside, you’ll find no 90-degree corners, treed views from every room, and Wright-designed furniture and built-in cabinetry. Rates start at $440 per night.

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The Penfield House in Ohio

This three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath house accommodates up to five people on 30 acres in Lake County, Ohio. Wright designed the house in the 1950s for Louis Penfield, a man who was six feet eight inches tall. Because of Penfield’s height, the house boasts taller ceilings than most other Usonians, slender ribbon windows that match the owner’s slim profile, and narrow, tall doors. Rates start at $300 per night.

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The Emil Bach House in Chicago

Although often used as an event space, you can also book the two-bedroom Emil Bach house in Chicago as a vacation rental. Designed in 1915 for the president of a brick company, the restored building has classic late-Prairie style with a series of geometric cubes and overhanging, flat roofs. While the home originally had a clear view of Lake Michigan from the east facade, subsequent buildings have blocked the view. Rates start at $400 per night.

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The Schwartz House in Wisconsin

Wright originally designed the Schwartz house—also known as Still Bend—as part of a Life Magazine Dream House competition. Although he modified his plans to accommodate a new site in Wisconsin, the 1940 house boasts classic Wright touches like red tidewater cypress board and batten, huge windows, and an interior space in close harmony with its landscape. Rates start at $375 per night.

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The Duncan House in Polymath Park in Pennsylvania

Created by Peter Berndston, one of Wright’s first apprentices, Polymath Park consists of three homes designed by apprentices and the Wright-designed Duncan House. Although the Duncan house was originally built in Chicago in 1957, it was moved to Polymath Park in 2004 and represents Wright’s classic Usonian vision. Guests can stay in three bedrooms and two bathrooms and immerse themselves in the 130-acre wooded park. Rates start at $399 per night.

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The Dr. Richard Davis House in Indiana

Wright designed this residence in 1952 for Dr. Richard Davis, a doctor who assisted on the architect’s gallbladder surgery at the Mayo Clinic in 1950. The current owner has lived in the house for 20 years and has renovated the five-bedroom, four-bath property with Wright principles in mind. Rates start at $400 per night.

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