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Samara House in a residential neighborhood in West Lafayette is incredible!

I have appreciated the well landscaped yard, with plant species name tags, since we moved to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
yahwehsman
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West Lafayette, Indiana
Thoroughly enjoyable tour

My husband and I were the only ones on our tour. I’m selfish; I like having the docent to myself... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
PhoenixRobin
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House is open for tours April through November by reservation only. We do not have regular tour times, so they are not posted anywhere. The best way to get the tour information and schedule is to email us and the information will be sent to you...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1301 Woodland Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2371
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have appreciated the well landscaped yard, with plant species name tags, since we moved to the neighborhood 10 years ago. The exterior of the house, with the unique design and building materials used are not what you would expect in a regular neighborhood. You...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

My husband and I were the only ones on our tour. I’m selfish; I like having the docent to myself. Linda was our docent, and because it was just us, she had a lot of time to answer all of our questions. The tour was...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This afternoon my wife and I, along with a group of close friends drove to Lafayette, IN. to tour Samara - a fabulous home designed exclusively by Frank Loyd Wright. What a wonderful experience! Linda, the incredibly well versed lady who hosted our tour, walked...More

Thank stun801
Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you are a FLW fanatic, you must see Samara. The story of the house, the family, and FLW is amazing. The design is classic FLW and the details are all there. Go! You won't regret it!

Thank Julianne S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Samara House is treasure in WL. It is fascinating to hear the story behind this unique house and see how well preserved it is. It is worth the visit.

Thank RRM56
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A little hard to find and wasn't sure if you could tour it.Very unique and interesting especially for home designers and architects

Thank Ricci E
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Toured the house today. We have toured many Frank Lloyd Wright sites and this one is unique. It only had 1 owner who had FLW design everything: structure, landscaping, wall colors, lights, floor coverings, etc. and then kept it unchanged for 50+ years. The family...More

1  Thank TgP5152
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I attended a department reception at Samara House and it was delightful place. We got an opportunity to learn about the house (inspiration, design challenges etc.). The guided tour is very informative. Do the tour if you go. Finding the location of the tv was...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We traveled to West Lafayette just to see Samara and it did not disappoint. The home is typically FLW and looks like someone is still living here. The tour was one of the most complete that we have ever taken. Our docent knew many details...More

1  Thank Carol M
Linda E, Public Relations Manager at Samara House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 23 April 2018

It has been several years ago when I went through this house called Samara House, because my father was a carpenter by trade his boss had asked him to build some furniture for this beautiful house. My father was a proud man and proud of...More

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at Samara House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for sharing this!

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Pippyanna
21 April 2018|
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Response from Linda E | Property representative |
Yes you can park on the street. I’m sorry I just saw this!
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crandelli
22 May 2017|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
The tours are by reservation only. This is their phone number: 765-409-5522
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LittleNettie
5 June 2016|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
You call and speak to Linda and set up an appointment. It is well worth the effort.
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