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Address: 1301 Woodland Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2371
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+1 765-409-5522
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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House is open for tours April through November by reservation only. We do...

House is open for tours April through November by reservation only. We do not have regular tour times, so they are not posted anywhere. The best way to get the tour information and schedule is to email us and the information will be sent to you. House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the John Christian family in 1954 and is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. It is one of the most complete of Wright's designs and represents a pristine example of his Usonian architecture. SAMARA is strictly maintained to the exacting standards set by Mr. Wright. SAMARA contains refinements of over forty innovations by this world famous architect, yet is unique in that it was specifically designed for Dr. Christian and his wife, Catherine, and their daughter, Linda. Adults $10, college students $3, children under 17 are free. Tours last about 1.5 hours.

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Feels the most "home-like" of any FLW home we've visited

This review is written well after the visit - so may be short on specifics. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Samara. It feels the most "home-like" of any of he FLW... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
LittleNettie
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Niles, Michigan
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Niles, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is written well after the visit - so may be short on specifics. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Samara. It feels the most "home-like" of any of he FLW places we've visited - perhaps because the original owner had occupied it until his death the previous year. So personal items - books, etc.- were still on... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lovely example of renowned architect's Frank Lloyd Wright, owned comtinuously by the same family (Purdue professor) since it was first contracted to be built in the 50s. Original furniture and decor. Add to your list if you are a FLW fan!

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Thank MommiKake
Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Of all the Wright Usonians that are open to the public, this is my favorite. The minute you walk in, you want to sit down and stay forever. If you're anywhere within a day's drive of West Lafayette, see it. You do need reservations so plan ahead.

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Thank RNRMT
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Learning the story behind the building of this Frank Lloyd House was fascinating. The house still has almost all of the original furniture and kitchen. It is amazing how much detail went into the structure AND the furnishings. It is a can't miss! I plan on returning.

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Thank Bill F
West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you like his work you will enjoy visiting this home. Tour was excellent. Got a sence of Weight's controlling personality. Enjoyed the narration for the tour.

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Grass Lake, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The SAMARA House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's beautiful Usonian designs. Our guide was well-informed and gave a fascinating tour!

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1 Thank jjabkiewicz
Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Touring Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara House in West Lafayette, Indiana is easily worth the $10 cost ($3 students; under 17 free). This home is an incredible gem representing the best of Wright's Usonian architectural style from late in his career. Natural elements are integrated and represented in motifs throughout, while light and shadows play everywhere. Though adjacent to the Purdue... More 

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West Lafayette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This 1950s "Usonian" home by Frank Lloyd Wright has been carefully maintained by the original owner who worked directly with Wright on the design. It's in a secluded residential area, not visible from the street. But a tour will reveal this as a jewel of modernist detail.

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The house is very different than modern homes in the 2000's. The large common area reminded me of the great room concepts of today. However, the kitchen was very small and contained and the hallways got more narrow as you approached the bedrooms. As a short person, I could reach up and touch the ceilings. I liked the amount of... More 

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Thank Denise S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Anyone who appreciates Frank L Lloyd Wright and his visionary status will love experiencing this tour. Linda is well-informed about Wright and has insights to offer since she knew Mr. John Christian, the Purdue Univ. professor who, with his wife, contracted with FLLW to design their house. Built during 1955-56, this home is not dated but very special. The grounds,... More 

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