Bachman-Wilson House – Bentonville, Arkansas
Contributed by Michelle Marine, Simplify Live Love
The Bachman-Wilson House is a must-visit destination for any Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast. Originally built in 1956 along the Millstone River in New Jersey, the Bachman-Wilson House is an example of FLW’s Usonian (United States of North American) architecture.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art acquired the home and had it taken apart and moved piece by piece to Bentonville, Arkansas in 2013 after repeated river flooding threatened its survival.
It’s a small, long house with narrow walkways and beautiful woodwork. Self-guided audio tours are free, but tickets are required. Guided tours are reasonably priced at $10 per person.
The location of Bentonville, Arkansas is actually a surprisingly good fit for a FLW home. Progressive, beautiful, with an amazing culinary and art scene, and I highly recommend a trip to Bentonville to see the Bachman-Wilson House and so much more.
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