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A "Usonian Automatic" House
The Toufic Kalil Home by Frank Lloyd Wright

The Toufic Kalil Home by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright used the term Usonian Automatic to describe the design of economical Usonian style houses constructed of modular concrete blocks. The home of Dr. Toufic Kalil in Manchester, New Hampshire illustrates Wright's creative use of this inexpensive material.

Typical of Wright's Usonian style, the Kalil house draws its beauty from simple, linear forms rather than ornamental details. Symmetrical rows of rectangular window openings give the heavy concrete a sense of airiness.

The Kalil house was designed in the mid-1950s, near the end of Frank Lloyd Wright's life. The house is privately owned and not open to tours.

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