The first and only Frank Lloyd Wright “Suntop” house in Ardmore, PA, built in the late 1930s. Though only one house is visible from the street, the design actually consists of four houses in a pinwheel arrangement. Also known as The Ardmore Experiment, the quad-home structure was a patented Usonian design intended to be replicated across the country, providing high-design housing at entry-level prices.
The relatively austere exterior makes me appreciate the detail of Wright’s more famous residential designs. Basically, the Suntop looks like a cheap Frank Lloyd Wright. Which, as it turns out, is actually a pretty great thing. #lwb (at 156 Sutton Rd., Ardmore, PA)