South Bend, IN 1906
The K.C. DeRhodes House designed in 1906 was the first home Wright built in Indiana and is the only Wright Prairie-style home in the state. This nearly 3,000-square-foot home has been privately owned for 43 years and beautifully restored and preserved. The symmetry and synergy are evident throughout the exterior and interior of the home, including matching front and back terraces. The stucco has been professionally and accurately restored within the past year. The home’s 65 exterior windows are beautiful, intricate art glass, with matching interior bookcases and light fixtures.
The recessed entryway leads to a large reception room and into the main floor, which has a living room, dining room, half bath, and wonderful new kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, as well as honed quartz countertops. There are hardwood floors throughout both levels of the home. The living room includes a brick fireplace and a Frank Lloyd Wright designed sofa that will stay with the home. Upstairs are 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The main bedroom also has a fireplace with original brick & mantel, and 7 large art glass windows that wrap the front and both sides of the home. Downstairs there is a full basement, which provides plenty of storage, as well as a 2-stall detached garage.
The current owner and her late husband were awarded the 2021 Wright Spirit Award, for their rescue and restoration of the DeRhodes House. The Wright Spirit Award recognizes efforts of extraordinary individuals that have preserved the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright through their tireless dedication and persistent efforts. Prior to scheduling a showing, ask your agent for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Preservation & Conservation Easement, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Furniture Preservation Lease, the License to Encroach, and the whole home inspection.