Marika Broere and Tony Hillebrandt have restored the Eppstein house that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1953. The residence is currently open to the public via Airbnb, but only for a short period of time. The Eppstein house, along with 20 other residences, composed a small American community designed by Wright. Residing in Galesburg, Michigan, the house was one of only 4 dwellings in Wright’s community that were actually constructed.
The revamp, which has been concluded a few weeks ago, entirely altered the house’s interior but kept its authentic design. The key authentic feature of the house was its textile blocks which had an Ultraviolet protective coat that was custom-made for the four community houses that were built.
The bathroom’s restoration included utilizing tiles that have been manufactured just a few years after World War II, in addition to mahogany touch-ups. The refurbishment also incorporated several new systems into the house like the weather control, the electrical, and the plumbing systems. Moreover, a new drain system and a sewage tank have been added to the house, while the swimming pool was removed as it was not part of the original design.
With the concrete floors and the ceiling restored, the couple hired a carpenter to repair the old damaged fixtures and woodwork. As for the final touch-ups, original furniture designed by Wright himself in addition to antiquities and art pieces are splayed across the house for decoration. Good news for fans of the great architect, the Eppstein house can be leased from Airbnb, but just for a short period of time every year.