Karl A. Staley House

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Karl A. Staley House
Karl A. Staley House, April 2011.jpg
Karl A. Staley House is located in Ohio
Karl A. Staley House
General information
Architectural styleUsonian
LocationNorth Madison, Ohio
Coordinates41°49′53″N 81°03′40″W / 41.831264°N 81.061155°W / 41.831264; -81.061155Coordinates: 41°49′53″N 81°03′40″W / 41.831264°N 81.061155°W / 41.831264; -81.061155
Construction started1951
Design and construction
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright

The Karl A. Staley House was designed in 1950[1] by Frank Lloyd Wright. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie in North Madison, Ohio, this home is constructed with stone, in an I-plan form. A glass facade overlooks the lake.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[3] The Karl A. Staley House is considered significant under Criterion C according to the National Register of Historic Places. The Staley House is one of only a handful of "user-built" Wright designs in Ohio. An example of Usonian design, the house was designed in 1950–51, with construction taking place between 1951 and 1954. Noted for its strict adherence to Wright's original design, it is unique among Ohio Wright designs in that it utilizes natural, local river stone collected at Mill Creek in Madison, unlike other Ohio Wright designs in Ohio that use brick. The view of the home from the street is actually the rear facade. The front window-wall faces Lake Erie and offers panoramic views of the water and shoreline.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.planetclaire.org/fllw/works.html
  2. ^ Veier, Richard (March–April 2006). "The Houses that Frank Built". Home and Away Magazine. Archived from the original on 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
  3. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/03/14 Through 3/07/14". National Park Service. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/14000042.htm
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.335)

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