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“Great example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, down to the last detail!”
Review of Zimmerman House

Zimmerman House
Ranked #9 of 35 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This is the only Wright designed house open to the public in New England. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as tour groups are small and tours fill quickly. Guests leave from the front of the Currier Museum of Art at 150 Ash Street and travel via motor coach to the Zimmerman House.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We visited this Frank Lloyd Wright house in its beautiful setting. I am a fan of the prairie style architecture and live in a Deck House which was based on Frank Lloyd Wright design elements. This house is wonderfully preserved and the curator has kept all the details just as Mr. Wright wanted them. Worth the visit.

Thank Heidi C
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We made a special trip to Manchester just to tour this lovely home. Even if you are unfamiliar with Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and philosophy, a tour of this home is well worth your time. Built by FLW in 1950 for the Dr. Isadore & Lucille Zimmerman, the couple lived in this FLW designed house for 36 years before leaving it to the Currier Museum of Art so others could enjoy this piece of architectural work of art, as well as their own personal collections.

You must pre-book a tour with CMA to view and their knowledgable docents provide information, trivia (did you know the word ‘carport’ was coined by FLW to describe an overhang for a parked vehicle?) and even their personal connections with the Zimmermans. This classic usonian home is almost completely furnished with the original Wright-designed furniture yet you don't feel like you're stepping back in time - that's the timelessness of FLW. It’s a small and compact home, with an abundance of natural lighting through the clerestory windows. Like other FLW designs, there is a strong visual connection between the interior and the exterior.

The CMA has a true gem in this acquisition.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

If you have any interest in architecture, particularly the late-career architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, then this Usonian home is a must see. The docents from the Currier Museum of Art were very knowledgeable and gave an interesting and leisurely tour. This is probably not Wright's best Usonian home, but it is very nice and has many features uniquely designed for the Zimmermans. The tour lasts approx. 1 1/2 hrs. and begins at the museum. You can't see much of the house from the road. To be fully appreciated, you must take the tour and experience the grounds and interior spaces!

1  Thank pasbuffalo
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Discovered this little gem after joining the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Foundation.
Well worth the diversion to Manchester.
Guides are very well informed and the house is nicely preserved.
Interesting to see such an intact work of art.

Thank greg t
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The Zimmerman House is an excellent example of Wright's late period Usonian Houses. Virtually the entirety of the furnishings -- which were designed by Wright or, more accurately, by those in his employ/tutelage -- are original to the house, as the original homeowners donated the house, with furnishings, to the Currier Museum upon their deaths in the 1980s.

2  Thank MBA60302
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