Once topping the list of Minnesota’s 10 Most endangered, the house was saved in 2002 by the current preservation-minded owners who undertook a 5½ year historical restoration.
2012 Wright Spirit Award from The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
2007 Kristin Visser Award from the Seth Peterson Cottage Conservancy
2007 Preservation Alliance of Minnesota – Restoration/Rehabilitation Award
2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award – Restoration
2004 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award – Community Education
Prominently featured in Minnesota’s Own, Preserving Our Grand Homes,
Minnesota Historical Society Press 2014
City of Minneapolis Landmark –1984
National Register of Historic Places –1984
National Historic Landmark – nominated, status pending
Local Historic District: Prospect Park Neighborhood – 2010
Frank Lloyd Wright and Everyman: The Malcolm Willey House and
the Lindholm Service Station – Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2007 – 2008
Sited on a river bluff amid native Burr Oaks and Sumac, in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis is an architectural treasure of global importance, the Malcolm Willey House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Preserved as a living space/house museum, the home is lightly used to preserve the subtle qualities of its pristine state for posterity. Original furnishings and vintage appliances lend context to the experience of visiting this early gem of modern architecture. The Willey House is a rare example of one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s total works of art, meticulously restored and preserved as originally designed.
Our ongoing mission is to share the house with students, architects, scholars and enthusiasts in as many ways as possible, always with the long-term interests of the house carefully considered.
The Historic restoration was privately funded. Now SPONSORED GROUP TOURS HELP SUPPORT THE ONGOING MAINTENANCE AND PRESERVATION OF
Color photography © Matt Schmitt Photography