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Address: 450 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5312
Phone Number:
+1 616-246-4821
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 13:00
Thu 10:00 - 13:00

Built for a prominent merchant in 1908, this prairie-style house designed...

Built for a prominent merchant in 1908, this prairie-style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is located in the elegant Heritage Hill district, where over 60 architectural styles are represented.

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Cool house!

We decided to stop in and tour the house while we were in the area. We have been to other Frank Lloyd Wright homes so it was a must. You start out in the house next door with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ang M
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop in and tour the house while we were in the area. We have been to other Frank Lloyd Wright homes so it was a must. You start out in the house next door with a short movie showing the history of the house. Then you are sent over to the house with a tour guide. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful house built by Frank Lloyd Wright wonderful and very knowledgeable staff .The home was redone, by Steelcase Corporation everything was as it was when it was built for the Mays, exciting to have been there.

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Wixom, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Well done renovation, very educational about the architect and the house; nice neighborhood for walking and there is another FLW house nearby. We had the free sunday tour starting at 1pm, with a 1/2 hour video of history of house and renovation- well done. Docent was knowledgeable and pleasant - we had plenty of time to see things and ask... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

As an artist, designer and avid follower of great architecture, this is a must see! Drove out of my way to see it and didn;t know it was special until I saw it live…love it!

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The history of the home and the story of the renovation are very interesting and well delivered starting with the introduction video and continued by a knowledgeable docent. The extent of work undertaken to get the home and it's furnishing back to early original state is impressive. The setting in the historic Heritage Hills district gives one a great sense... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Steelcase bought and renovated this amazing house and shares it for free a few days of the week. Well worth the visit, the story is amazing in the great detail they went to to restore this house. No bags to put on your shoes, they made multiple sets of carpet, just like original, to let guests tromp around on so... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful end to a getaway weekend with my husband. The historic house was painstakingly restored by dozens of artisans. I've never been a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, but now have a new found appreciation. The docents are very knowledgeable and share great stories. Great way to spend an afternoon in Grand Rapids.

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The main reason for our trip to Michigan was to see the May house. As a docent for another FLW prairie house, it's always good to compare and contrast. We had a short wait for the video. It was a very informative video about bringing the house back to Wright's original. The tour itself was very good. We had a... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This home has been refurbished incredibly well. I'm not sure if I've met more competent docents as the ones here -their knowledge was very impressive. The best part about this home is that it was a thorough tour (about 60-90 min long), a video about the restoration and it was free! That's not typical for Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Totally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully informative tour of an architectural jewel. Guides were friendly and knew all about the home. House was restored to its original glory, sparing no expense. It is open only a few days a week - even on a fall Thursday there were a lot of people desiring tours, so you might have to wait a bit. It took us... More 

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