See inside Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Milwaukee, which is on sale block for $1.5M

The Frederick Bogk House on Milwaukee’s east side, designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is back on the market – for just the second time in 107 years. Check out the attached slideshow to get a look inside the home, which has an asking price of $1.5 million.

The home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is listed by @properties elleven Christie’s International Real Estate. It is located at 2420 N. Terrace Ave. You can see the full listing by clicking here.

In 1916, preparing to travel to Japan to oversee construction of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to build a family home for Milwaukee businessman Frederick C. Bogk and his wife Mary. The spacious home, completed in 1917, differs from the Prairie style design of his earlier years, featuring an open plan, multi-level living space on the main floor with bedrooms and a sitting area on the second floor.

The home remains the sole Wright-designed single-family home in Milwaukee and “a jewel of the city’s lakeside North Point neighborhood,” the listing states.

The listing says that the 6,712-square-foot, five-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is a “pristine example of Wright’s work from his early period,” built to offer privacy as well as welcome in ample natural light. The house retains many original decorative elements, including leaded glass windows, recessed lighting, built-in cabinetry and a central fireplace, “illustrating the creative genius of Frank Lloyd Wright.”

On the first floor, the living room is set in the front of the house, featuring a tiled fountain, while the kitchen and dining room are situated in the rear. The upper level includes five bedrooms.

The listing states that the home is a rare instance of a Frank Lloyd Wright house with a spacious attic, which was a request from Mrs. Bogk so she could do her laundry indoors. Also atypical of Wright’s designs of this period, the home includes an attached one-car garage.

The street side of the home features large windows that keep the home filled with natural light. This light reveals different design details depending on the time of day, according to Barbara Elsner, the current owner.

Wright himself vouched for the home in correspondence with the Elsner family soon after they moved in, declaring the home to be “a good house of a good period for a good client.”

“The Bogk home is without rival in Milwaukee. It’s one of Wright’s architectural masterpieces; it’s a part of history as well as a work of art, set in a beautiful neighborhood just blocks from the lake,” said Melissa LeGrand of @properties elleven Christie’s International Real Estate. “We are hoping to find the perfect buyer, someone who loves and appreciates Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, to carry on the legacy of this incredibly special home.”

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