Located on 2 wooded acres on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin, the Eugene Van Tamelen house stands as a testament to Frank Lloyd Wright's lifelong quest to build an elegantly livable, yet affordable house.
Based on Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Automatic concept and constructed by Marshall Erdman in 1956, the Van Tamelen residence drew national attention that year as the subject of articles in the New York Times and House and Home. Mr. Wright sited the house on the property and personally supervised the landscaping while he inspected the home during and after construction.
The Van Tamelen House has been under private ownership and continuously lived in since it was completed in 1956. Complemented by its park-like surroundings, the house serves not only as a private retreat for its owners but as a delightful venue for entertaining, inside and out.