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The Usonian

The USONIAN is an affordable three-bedroom home designed for a narrow urban lot.  It would be ideal house for a starter family with an eye for architectural style especially suited to contemporary tastes while blending into a traditional neighborhood street.  Redevelopment Housing Authorities that prescribe pattern book house plans for their infill RFP lots would do well to introduce The USONIAN into the mix for a bit of historical variety.

“Usonian” is a term Frank Lloyd Wright adopted from journalists early in his career to distinguish the United States as a nation among the Americas of the Western Hemisphere: as the Nation of combined States, Usonia.  He applied the term to his designs for affordable homes he envisioned on a massive scale for the American middle class.


Our model home is vaguely reminiscent of the architectural proportions of FLW’s prairie style residences.  His Usonian homes were single-story dwellings, located on properties outside the central cities that he believed were destined to become obsolete.  He was wrong on his vision of the destiny of urban environments as an ideal place to live.  This house plan is designed for a narrow lot on an urban neighborhood street with a car parked behind the house or in an optional attached garage next to the house.

Total Living Area: 1570 sqft
Width: 20'
Depth: 40'
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5

Plan format
Planning Set - includes a PDF electronic image of all four exterior elevations for a given home, plus floor plans shown to scale. Available by email. - $99.00
Construction Plan Prints (5 copies) - $899.00
Mirrored Plan Prints (5 copies, backwards) - $899.00
Electronic PDF email (print ready 24x36) - $899.00
Electronic DWG email (changeable CAD file) with unlimited license - $1,399.00


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