Frank Lloyd Wright’s Horseshoe-Shaped Tirranna Is For Sale For $7.2 Million — House of the Day


Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday is this week, and luckily we get to peek inside Tirranna, an astounding private home in Connecticut, that happens to be on the market for $7.2 million.

Tirranna—which means “running water” in the language of Australia’s Aboriginal people—is a horseshoe shaped property overlooking the Noroton River in New Canaan, Connecticut. Built in 1955, it’s perched above a waterfall on 15 acres of land that features “sculpture paths through the woods leading down to the river.”

Inside, the house includes nearly 7,000 square feet of living space, as well as seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The main property curves in a semicircle around a central courtyard, with a glass walled hall that give the effect of loggia (while still protecting the house from New England winters). Other notable details are the double master baths and a rooftop observatory with a telescope.

The property has been updated and maintained in a way that’s true to the master architect’s original vision, and it’s full of his touches, like his signature Cherokee Red, an abundance of wood details including paneled walls and beams, and even some of his original furniture. On the property, there is also a caretaker’s suite, guest studio, pool, tennis court, and a large barn.

Thursday, June 8 marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, and the architect’s foundation, trust, and various museums and properties that he built are celebrating throughout the month, including $1.50 admission to several notable sites like Taliesin West and the Guggenheim. (We rounded up ten such events here.)

Tirranna is listed with Houlihan Lawrence for $7.2 million.

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h/t The Real Deal

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