A house that Frank Lloyd Wright-designed for a couple in Rockford, Illinois—the only handicap-accessible building in the celebrated architect’s portfolio—is open to the public after exhaustive preservation and restoration efforts. The home is an exquisite example of accessible living and provides architects, designers, and homeowners alike some innovative ideas on accessibility. Designed in 1952, the house was well ahead of its time in regard to design principles. The design is fluid and level, with exterior and exterior areas of the single-floor home accessible by wheelchair. View the full gallery here.
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