Dorothy H. Turkel House

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Dorothy H. Turkel House
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General information
Architectural styleUsonian
Location2760 West 7 Mile Road
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°25′57″N 83°07′51″W / 42.432363°N 83.130865°W / 42.432363; -83.130865Coordinates: 42°25′57″N 83°07′51″W / 42.432363°N 83.130865°W / 42.432363; -83.130865
Design and construction
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright

The Dorothy H. Turkel House is a private residence located at 2760 West 7 Mile Road in north-central Detroit, Michigan, within the Palmer Woods neighborhood. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1956.[1]

The Dorothy H. Turkel House is the only Wright-designed building within the city limits of Detroit.[1] The spacious, two-story residence also represents a rare example of Usonian design, since the "Usonian Homes" were typically small, single-story dwellings. It was recently restored, after years of neglect and vacancy, at a reported cost of one million dollars.[2][3][4]



  1. ^ a b Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. P. 208.
  2. ^ Powers, Rebecca. "Rescuing a Landmark". Hour Detroit. Hour Media, Inc. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  3. ^ Jackman, Michael. "Detroit's Turkel house drips with history". Metro Times. Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ Feighan, Maureen. "Frank Lloyd Wright home ahead of its time". The Detroit News. The Detroit News. Retrieved 10 July 2013.

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