Designed by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most notable pupils—Robert Bishop. This ranch-style home just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania features asymmetrical lines and plenty of natural light. Even more notable? The history behind it.
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright
According to Curbed:
Bishop designed the home in 1956 for Dr. Peter Kirber, an ophthalmologist and survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, and his wife, Maria, who was a professor, according to information provided by Kurfiss Sotheby’s Realty.
The couple wanted Bishop to create a house inspired by Wright on a one-acre plot of land they had bought. During the design process, workers discovered the remains of a 200-year-old stone barn on the property, and Bishop immediately chose to incorporate it into the house. The stone walls now mark the home’s master bedroom.
The home underwent some renovations in the 1990s—most notably, an updated kitchen with granite countertops—but largely remains in its original state. It’s asking $995,000.