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round in the extreme

April 9, 2018 — 1 Comment

“From the beginning, Carol and Roy knew they wanted to build a round house … ”

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The Orcutt House, on sale in Worthington, Ohio, consists of two intersecting circles, one forming the body of the house and the other forming a smaller kitchen area.  Designed by architect Theodore van Fossen in 1958, it is a single story structure on a 0.7 acre lot.

rush creek village round house

The house is part of a residential community called Rush Creek Village, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of organic architecture. Made up of 49 single-family houses linked by a system of curvilinear streets, the neighborhood and each of its homes were designed by van Fossen, who had worked for Wright on construction projects in the late 1930s in Indiana.

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buy a round house

September 9, 2011 — 1 Comment

The Orcutt House, in Worthington, Ohio, “comprises two interpenetrating circles.” Built in 1958, its design, by architect Theodore van Fossen, reflects Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of organic architecture. Now on sale for $749,000.

Another round house is available in Dalton, Georgia, for a mere $125,000. Built in 1972, it’s a two-story house with exposed beams.

A round house in Haydenville, Ohio, built in 1911, is on the National Register of Historic Places

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an old one

August 18, 2010 — Leave a comment

The William Dolan residence in Morgan County, Ohio, is one of the oldest existing round houses in the country.  A one-story structure that was erected in approximately 1850, it’s made of hand-hewn sandstone blocks.

Most round houses are actually cylindrical.  But this one‘s the real thing –