Cooke House / Frank Lloyd Wright

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s final designs has just gone on the market in Virginia Beach. Known as the Cooke House, the 3,000-square-foot home was the result of a letter written by Maude and Andrew Cooke in 1951 that began thusly: Dear Mr. Wright, Will you please help us get the beautiful house we have dreamed of for so long?

Over a period of several years, the couple and Wright corresponded by letter, with an initial rendering appearing in 1953 and the final plans delivered in 1957. Construction didn’t begin until 1959, just two weeks before Wright’s death. The Cookes and their children moved in in October of 1960, their nearly-decade long dream finally becoming a reality, and lived there for the next 23 years.

When Daniel and Jane Duhl purchased the home in 1983, they immediately began a significant restoration project, for which they received an award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The four-bedroom is now considered a green, passive solar home and features two central air conditioning systems and a swim spa. It’s on the market for $2,750,000 — via Curbed

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