Wausau, WI 1938
The Charles and Dorothy Manson house is an early example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses. Designed in 1938 and completed in 1941, the distinctive horizontal roof line descends four levels down the sloping wooded lot on Wausau’s prestigious and historic East Hill neighborhood. Wright’s timeless design makes the house look modern and relevant even with current standards. Exterior walls of the house are made of precious red tidewater cypress in a board and batten design and local red Ringle bricks. Wright’s signature perforated windows are present throughout the house.
Within the past few years, the current owner refinished and re-stained all exterior wood, restored the exterior of the master bedroom, re-landscaped the property, remodeled the kitchen, restored both fireplaces, and worked on many other parts of the house (the detailed repair list is upon request). They also applied and successfully listed the house in the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
The sale includes all current furniture, as well as the adjacent separate parcel of 0.34 acre lot for additional privacy.