Lindholm House in Minnesota Threatened by Development

Wright's R.W. Lindholm House, "Mäntylä" (1952) in Cloquet, Minnesota, is endangered by the imminent prospect of new retail development occupying its large 15.5 acre wooded site. The owners of the house are the original family that commissioned the Wright-designed house and wish to see the house preserved.

This beautiful late Usonian house is elegantly finished in painted concrete block and red tidewater cypress. The house is approximately 2,300 square feet in size, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room with fireplace, study, kitchen/dining area, and a two-car attached garage with carport. Original furnishings and drawings are available for purchase. Though well cared for over its 60-year history, the Lindholm House does require restoration and heating system repair, and will be subject to a historical preservation easement at the time of sale.

The property is being offered to interested parties under three different scenarios, including acquiring the entire 15.5 acre property with the house and an easement limiting future development for $750,000; acquiring the house and a smaller immediate surrounding acreage for $250,000, with the understanding that the property's frontage may be sold or developed; or lastly, serious buyers may offer to acquire the house with the intention of relocating, re-assembling or restoring the house on a different site at the buyer's cost. For more information see Wright on the Market and contact the Realtor.

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