In the 1940s, a group of scientists who worked for the Upjohn Company asked architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design homes for a housing subdivision in Galesburn, Michigan. The scientists envisioned a cooperative community with inexpensive houses they could build themselves. The Curtis Meyer Residence (1948) is one of four houses Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Galesburg subdivision.
One notable feature of the Curtis Meyer House is its hemicycle (half-circle) design that is noted for its arched glass front and its flat, protected back side. Along the eastern side of the Curtis Meyer house, a crescent-shaped glass wall seems to follow the line of the grassy knoll. At the center of the house, a two-story tower encloses a stairway that leads from a carport and bedroom down to the lower level living area.
[Image: The Curtis Meyer Residence by Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo © the homeowner.]