Tiseo Architects Affleck House Restoration

The Gregor and Elizabeth Affleck house represents one of the finest examples of Wrights’ Usonian work, the last great period of his career. Designed to exist in harmony with nature, Usonian was Wright’s answer to low-cost housing. The Affleck House was included on the Michigan Register of Historic Places in 1978 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. AIA Michigan lists the house as one of Michigan’s 50 most significant structures. By 2012, the foundation, structure, systems and exterior envelope were severely compromised by nature and time. The project restored the house to its 1941 as-built condition. It is in constant use today for teaching, conferences, tours, dinners and receptions. The restoration project rescued this iconic structure from the jaws of history, cementing its rightful place in the community and its future as an architectural masterwork.