This historic jewel box suite designed by "the pencil in Mr. Wright's hand," boasts exclusive views of Taliesin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. "Beyond the Functional - into the Poetic," reads the 1959 House Beautiful description of Inwood, designed and built by Taliesin apprentice John Howe. Perched high on a rugged hill, this remote and serene space delights guests with its classic organic architecture, modern amenities and location. Come feel the magic of the Driftless Region.
This classic mid-century two bedroom/one bath guest suite will take your breath away. With its unparalleled, sweeping views and gorgeous architectural detail, guests are sure to love overlooking the Taliesin estate in the valley far below. Guests will enjoy their own spacious 1300 sq. ft. suite with a private exterior entrance. This unique guest suite is attached to host's home with a locked interior door to ensure utmost privacy and comfort. Step up into cozy bedroom #1 with its woodland, courtyard and waterfall views. Step down through a narrow stone stairwell into the Master bedroom with unforgettable views. Fabulous interior architectural elements throughout the home will delight the most discerning guests. Your guest suite is furnished throughout with an eclectic mix of modern style mixed with mid-century Frank Lloyd Wright designed furnishings.
Entry through the exterior entrance requires good balance and mobility as guests must navigate a stone bridge and stone steps without any hand rails to reach the entry door. As is typical in Frank Lloyd Wright style homes, ceiling heights vary throughout. If you are tall and forget to stoop now and again when moving through the interior space, be forewarned. You will bump your head. The stone stairwell needed to access the lower of the two bedrooms is narrow, about 2 feet wide. The cottage was built in 1953 with an apprentice wing for visiting Taliesin apprentices added in the mid-sixties. The building techniques used at the time could best be described as experimental.
Inwood's design was dictated by the landscape. It is perfectly sited in a natural, rustic, rural environment. It is a limit pushing sanctuary for city dwellers. Complex and serene, rustic yet elegant, Inwood requires an adventurous spirit. To reach your private deck, guests must carefully navigate natural limestone steps up the hill above the home. The views are incredible and there is seating for four. While one does not need to be an athlete to enjoy the property, it helps to be sure of foot and reasonably fit.
Inwood is not commercial. It was not designed for public access or tours, nor is it a tourist attraction. Rather, It is a private midcentury home, designed by a renowned architect that is now available for guests to enjoy. It is the only home that overlooks Taliesin, located directly across the valley. It is built directly into a hillside, deep in the woods. It is built on rock and surrounded by rocks. The landscape is rugged. Exterior lighting is very limited. One cannot access any part of the home without having to climb up and down natural and uneven rock steps without any handrails. This minimizes access and maximizes privacy as was the architect's intent.
All of these factors are purposeful so as to maintain the organic architectural integrity of the space. If you have mobility challenges such as difficulty climbing uneven steps without hand rails, this will not be your best vacation option. If living in the woods is scary to you, please book elsewhere. Do carefully consider all of these factors before booking.
The space has a small kitchenette that includes a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and tea kettle with service for 4. There is no ice maker. If you want ice, you will need to bring it in your own cooler. There is no stove. There is no oven. There is no dishwasher. There is a propane grill outside.
The space has a portable air conditioner that along with fans for air circulation, keeps the space cool during the summer. Due to the architectural details, ceiling/roof lines and age of the structure, there is no duct work in the unit. Guests have reported satisfaction with the portable heating and cooling systems in place.
Your suite is surrounded by expansive grounds and woods ensuring utmost privacy. The suite's unique open floor plan consists of the entire original mid-century Howe designed cottage, called by some a "jewel box." Host's 1/2 mile-long winding, uphill driveway connects to a rural county road that will take you to a biking/hiking trail. Walk along the paved trail adjacent to State Highway 23 to the Visitor Center where Taliesin tours begin. Enjoy spectacular scenery along the route, including Unity Chapel, organically farmed fields and the Taliesin estate.
There is a secondary vacation rental on site attached to host's home, however, there are no shared walls with this separate guest suite. Each suite has its own private outdoor deck/patio. It is not uncommon for both spaces to be rented. If you want absolute privacy you can rent the entire home. Please check out host's other listing for this opportunity.
The home sits on approximately 10 acres of a wooded hillside. Pets are not allowed. Children can get lost. Host's 10 acres adjoins hundreds of acres of other privately owned woods and prairie.
Tree frogs may sing you to sleep. Coyotes may howl at the moon in the middle of the night. You will waken to lively bird songs.
You will likely not want to leave and wish you had planned for a longer stay.
Inwood offers exceptional privacy while centrally and conveniently located near area attractions. Enjoy a short, scenic 5 minute drive to the Visitor's Center where Taliesin tours begin. American Player's Theater, a preeminent Regional Theater, is a quick 2.5 mile drive. The Village of Spring Green is an easy 10 minute drive from your front door. Eco-tourism and geo-tourism related to the natural gifts of the surrounding Driftless Region are becoming increasingly popular. Wisconsin River recreation beckons from nearby Peck's Landing.
Tipus de propietat
Suite amb entrada independent
Spring Green, Wisconsin, Estats Units