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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House in Ann Arbor

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227 Orchard Hills Drive, Ann Arbor Michigan - Google Maps FLW Palmer House, please see our website 'FLWPalmerhouse'

The Palmer House is a multilevel brick and cypress late period Frank Lloyd Wright house, the plan and design of which is based on the equilateral triangle. The house is sheltered by a long broad hipped roof with deep overhangs. The cantilever extending over the terrace is the most dramatic feature of the house. The open interior is fitted with Wright-designed furniture and built-in cabinetry. The Palmer house exemplifies Wright's open, American organic architecture in which all parts are related to the whole and are linked to the environment in an adaptation of form to nature.

In addition to the main house, there is a tea house located on the 2 acres of woodland surrounding the home. The tea house includes a working fireplace, a small kitchen and a bathroom with a shower-over-the toilet.

During your stay, please enjoy complementary tea and coffee, high thread count sheets, feather and non-feather pillows and organic shampoo and conditioner. We are committed to greening the earth and only use organic cleaning products, hand soaps, dish detergent, and laundry soap. Please be advised that there is no air-conditioning (the floors are concrete, the roof blocks direct sun, and the house is surrounded by very large trees and thus the house remains cool).

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Last modified on 08-28-2014 at 4:29 PM.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story house
    • floor area 2000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • rural
    • town
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • historic
  • General
    • parking
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • hair dryer
    • wireless internet
    • iron & board
    • living room
    • covered parking
    • wood fireplace
      • fires are not permitted
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • broadband access
    • heating
    • linens provided
  • Kitchen
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • stove
    • 4 ring stove
    • dishwasher
    • microwave
    • cooking utensils
    • catering available
    • kitchen
      • Fully equiped kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 1: toilet, tub
      • 2
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beds for 6
    • bedroom 1: 1 double
    • bedroom 2: 1 double
    • bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single
    • bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single, Day bed in study
      • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Entertainment
    • stereo
    • books
    • games
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
    • lawn / garden
      • House situated on 2 wooded acres
    • patio
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
      • We strictly enforce this policy.
    • pets not allowed
      • We strictly enforce this policy
    • minimum age limit for renters
    • events allowed
    • low allergen environment

activities and attractions in Ann Arbor Michigan

  • Attractions
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • cinemas
    • museums
    • arboretum
    • botanical garden
    • library
    • autumn foliage
    • forests
    • festivals
  • Leisure Activities
    • walking
    • shopping
    • boating
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • ice skating
    • cross country skiing
    • hiking
    • cycling

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
U of M Home Football
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 nights
U of M Home Football
Sep 12 2014 - Sep 14 2014
2 nights
U of M Home Football
Sep 19 2014 - Sep 21 2014
2 nights
U of M Home Football
Sep 26 2014 - Sep 28 2014
2 nights
U of M Home Football
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
2 nights
U of M Home Football
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 2 2014
2 nights
U of M Home Football
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 23 2014
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Sec Deposit $500
We accept Pay Pal or check. No credit cards
Holidays are subject to premium rates. Special daily rates are available for corporate events. Maximum of 25 guests.
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Review submitted: July 7, 2014   Date of arrival: June 25, 2014

We recently had a memorable two-night stay at the Palmer house. We’ve visited dozens of Wright houses over the years, and Palmer is the epitome of Wright’s ability to create a world—not just a beautiful house. The integration of materials, textures, colors and shapes is truly amazing (to use that much-overused word). Being and living (if just for a short time) in the Palmer house is living in the world as it ought to be and, in Wright’s case, as it is. We are most grateful that it’s available for overnight stays.

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Dream Stay

Review submitted: June 22, 2014   Date of arrival: May 26, 2014

We had the great joy of living in the Palmer House for five days at the end of May. Along with two brothers and wives, we spent a wonderfully relaxing time in this FLW treasure so carefully maintained by the Palmers and now kept up by Jeffrey & Kathryn and Sue & Gary for us to experience. When we arrived, Sue and Gary gave us an informative tour of the premises and information about the area. Then the house was ours to enjoy for a unique experience in today’s world - no phone, no radio, no television - just calm, peaceful surroundings. Even two deer visited the grounds one afternoon, adding to the tranquil atmosphere. We took advantage of the house to enjoy as family ,and the location in Ann Arbor allowed us to make lots of excursions, especially to the close-by Nichols Arboretum and the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and further afield to Bloomfield Hills for the Cranbrook Campus and the Affleck House, as well as to Grand Rapids to visit the Meyer May House . We enjoyed great restaurants in Ann Arbor and wonderful brew pubs. Brothers and wives left first at the end of our stay, and then we realized we had to leave “our” house too. Ah well. We’ll definitely be back to enjoy this haven.

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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A perfect experience

Review submitted: July 6, 2013   Date of arrival: June 11, 2013

Thank you to the Palmer and Cox families. Without you we'd never been able to spend four incredibly peaceful days immersed in the world of Frank Lloyd Wright. Words and all the photos and video cannot do it justice. Thank you again!

Recommended for: romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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This vacation rental has been listed since 05/27/2009.