Seth Peterson Cottage, Part II

Seth Peterson Cottage Exterior

Seth Peterson Cottage Exterior © 2008

Another set of photos from the cottage that was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last commissions.  Located on a cliff overlooking Mirror Lake in central Wisconsin, the building fell into near ruin. A private conservancy group negotiated with the state of Wisconsin to rehab the site.

Frank Lloyd Wright Tile

Frank Lloyd Wright Tile © 2008

Wright affixed his signature red tile to his designs when completed. The Seth Peterson Cottage was built after Wright’s death and supervised by one of his associates. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation agreed to the use of this plaque with an orange tile, not the red tile used by the architect himself.

Main Room and Central Fireplace

Main Room and Central Fireplace © 2008

The inside is typical FLW. It is available for nightly rental, though there are no reservations available until December of 2009. I think it would be a pretty fine place to reserve for a night. Think of the photographs you could set up.

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  1. Really love the exterior stone masonry and interior stone floor. I wonder, though, if those chairs before that gorgeous fireplace are comfortable? I definitely could stay in this cottage, and I would take many photographs, indeed. 🙂

  2. As soon as the first image came up..I suspected it was a Wright cottage. I so enjoy these little house ‘tours’.

  3. Interesting house , great pictures , loved the close up of the cranberries.

  4. His look is so distinctive, isn’t it? Reminds me a lot of Falling Water (where you aren’t allowed to take photos indoors).

    I like the perspective on the main room and fireplace.

  5. The Wright cottage is lovely. Wright designed the Biltmore Hotel here in Phoenix, and you can see his style throughout.

  6. I would love to spend a few nights there. Bet it is pretty with the fall color.

  7. What a special cottage. Look how spacious it seems inside even though you can tell from the outside that it is quite small. I’d love to stay there a night, too.

  8. I’m getting my rservations in for 2010. Sounds like an awesome place to spend a night or two and quaff a brew. It would need to be a special brew.

  9. I would of course love to stay here as well. I work at the Westcott House, which is a Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ohio. Like the cottage a lot of restoration went into this house. I think those chairs look pretty comfortable. Especially compared to some other FLW chairs.

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