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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

227 Orchard Hills Drive, Ann Arbor Michigan - Google Maps FLW Palmer House, please see our website 'FLWPalmerhouse'
PLEASE NOTE: Due to size limitations and local restrictions, any event at the Palmer House is limited to a maximum of 25 people.

The Palmer House is a multilevel brick and cypress late period Frank Lloyd Wright house, the plan and design of which is based on the equilateral triangle. The house is sheltered by a long broad hipped roof with deep overhangs. The cantilever extending over the terrace is the most dramatic feature of the house. The open interior is fitted with Wright-designed furniture and built-in cabinetry. The Palmer house exemplifies Wright's open, American organic architecture in which all parts are related to the whole and are linked to the environment in an adaptation of form to nature.

In addition to the main house, there is a tea house located on the 2 acres of woodland surrounding the home. The tea house includes a working fireplace, a small kitchen and a bathroom with a shower-over-the toilet.

During your stay, please enjoy complementary tea and coffee, high thread count sheets, feather and non-feather pillows and organic shampoo and conditioner. We are committed to greening the earth and only use organic cleaning products, hand soaps, dish detergent, and laundry soap. Please be advised that there is no air-conditioning (the floors are concrete, the roof blocks direct sun, and the house is surrounded by very large trees and thus the house remains cool).

Keywords: House


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We strictly enforce this policy....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We strictly enforce this policy...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    fires are not permitted...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equiped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    House situated on 2 wooded acres...moreless

  • Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
U of M Home Football NW H/C
Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
2 night min stay
U of M Home Football MSU
Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2015
2 night min stay
U of M Home Football Rutgers
Nov 6 - Nov 8, 2015
2 night min stay
U of M Home Football OhioState
Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2015
2 night min stay
New Years Eve
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Sec Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


Booking for 2016 are not accepted at this time.

Holidays are subject to premium rates. Special daily rates are available for corporate events with a maximum of 25 guests.

Winter Weather Guarantee: Reservations can be rebooked without a penalty if cancelled due to a winter storm.

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Car: Recommended

Canoeing and Kayaking, Cider Mills, Art Fair and Film Festivals, Dance, Opera, Music, Lectures, Library


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We currently live in San Francisco and purchased the house in March 2009. Jeffrey Schox, who is a San Francisco patent attorney, spends several weeks a year in Ann Arbor. When he is not in Ann Arbor, the Palmer House will be available for rent as a guest house and as a meeting location. Kathryn is a yoga teacher and plans to offer both public and private classes in the house a few times a year. Jeff's parents, Sue and Gary Cox are the caretakers of the house.

Why the Owner Chose Ann Arbor:
We both graduated from the University of Michigan and while attending school, frequently went on long walks or runs with the Palmer House as our destination. Jeffrey has been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright since an early age growing up outside of Detroit and Kathryn became a fan while attending the Art Institute of Chicago and exploring the suburbs of Chicago.

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Speaks: english


  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Middle Bedroom - single bed

    Middle Bedroom - single bed

  • Back Patio

    Back Patio

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom - double bed

    Master Bedroom - double bed

  • Third bedroom - double bed

    Third bedroom - double bed

  • Tea House

    Tea House

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Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home with Tea House

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