Round House in Rush Creek Village
During a recent visit to my hometown of Worthington, Ohio, my son and I drove into Rush Creek Village where 47 houses are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Worthington Historical Society web site sates:
"Rush Creek Village stands as a planned, architecturally unique community of more than 40 houses. These houses are carefully situated on sites varying in size from a minimum of one half to three quarters of an acre, over a rolling, wooded terrain, penetrated by ravines and a brook. The organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, demonstrated in his Usonian houses, was the major inspiration for Rush Creek Village. Construction actually began in 1956 with the house of Martha and Richard Wakefield, who then became the builder of the neighborhood as well. The designer was Theodore van Fossen, who planned the entire community, defining the individual sites and designing the original houses."
In the summer of 2012,the Modernist, Mid-Century Classic was offered for sale at $589,000.
"A rare offering, the Orcutt House, also known as the Round House, is a modernist, mid-century home designed by Theodore van Fossen. Created as the hub of Rush Creek Village, all 47 dwellings in this historic yet largely unknown neighborhood were designed and sited by van Fossen. The property rests on 0.7 acre and includes the main house, three-season porch and porte-cochère, and studio/guest house. The single-floor family house comprises two interpenetrating circles. The house, which turns its back to the street, shelters a secluded patio and garden screened by mature trees. The lot is level, open, and is bordered by streets on two sides; a layout that affords complete privacy for family living."