About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
227 Orchard Hills Drive, Ann Arbor Michigan - Google Maps FLW Palmer House, please see our website 'FLWPalmerhouse'
GRADUATION 2018 is NOT AVAILABLE.
GRADUATION 2019 reservation applications are being taken and placed on a list. Contract will be issued in the Fall 2018. There is a THREE night minimum. Please contact us through VRBO/Home-away as an INQUIRY rather than a REQUEST
PLEASE NOTE: Due to size limitations and local restrictions, any event at the Palmer House is limited to a maximum of 25 people. Additional fees may apply
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 small kitchen and a bathroom with a shower-over-the toilet. Tea House is not available during the winter season.
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).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this House in 2009
Why Owner chose Angell
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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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful home, great hosts.
Wonderful experience for our entire family!
Gary provided an excellent tour of the property. Hope to come back soon.
Beautiful, fun, interesting, quiet, peaceful.
My family enjoyed staying in this FLW home. We loved the design, the beauty, the surroundings and also accessibility to campus.
Extreamly special. Truely a rare opertunity.
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Something that will always be remembered.
Outstanding opportunity to stay in a historical Home
Just sitting and enjoying the views and wildlife plus the views from bedroom windows at night by moonlight was a total unexpected bonus. Thanks for allowing us to experience your home
We had such a wonderful time in this FLR house. The residence is truly magical.
Everything you hope staying at a FLW home would be, and more. It is spectacular. Worth every penny.
Canoeing and Kayaking, Cider Mills, Art Fair and Film Festivals, Dance, Opera, Music, Lectures, Library
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Requests for Graduation 2018 are waitlisted 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.