The Affleck House of Bloomfield Hills was one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s great challenges. “Find a site on which no one else can build,” he said to the original owners, George and Elizabeth Affleck. The Affleck House, built over a streambed, with a deck cantilevered over a ravine and a floor well over a pool of water to naturally cool the home, remains a fine example of the famed architect’s work. And at 2,350 sq. ft., it’s one of his smallest homes, designed for a family of modest means. Now owned by Lawrence Tech University, the Affleck House is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, and is one of
the 50 most significant structures in the state, according to the
Michigan Society of Architects.
LTU will open this home up to the public, by offering a free exhibit about the Affleck House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 21-28, at Lawrence Technological
University, 21000 West Ten Mile in Southfield. The
exhibit will be in the gallery of the University Technology and
Learning Center located near the Ten Mile Road entrance to the campus.
The exhibit includes photography, design studies of landscapes, restorations and furniture (much designed by Wright), models, illustrations and scholarly works from LTU scholars, local photographers, and students.
Find out more about the Affleck House here.