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Stunning midcentury home by a Wright apprentice asks $1.8M

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Organic architecture in Memphis

All photos courtesy of Crye-Leike/Luxury Portfolio International®

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Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Price: $1,795,000

As any fan of architecture can tell you, the reach of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic style is long. Take this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home in Memphis designed by E. Fay Jones. A Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice with a lengthy career of his own, Jones made a name for himself building airy structures in forested areas, many in the Ozarks.

Measuring 4,300 square feet, Jones built this Tennessee home in 1964 to respect and highlight the serene forest on the 1.27-acre property. It’s a masterclass in the Prairie style; an interior of cypress wood, Arkansas field stone, and flagstone floors is carefully balanced with giant floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provides views into the trees outside.

The home is full of horizontal lines, and the low pitched roof, overhanging eaves, and open floor plan all point to Wright’s extensive influence. A long galley-style kitchen looks carefully preserved with a pass-through to the dining and living rooms, while the master bedroom walks out to a wrap-around deck outside.

If you’re looking to live in tune with nature, 5715 Sycamore Grove is on the market now for $1,795,000.