By Dennie Dyer, Zimmerman House Docent

 

I often hear people commenting about a work of art – they love it, they’re challenged by it. But have you ever thought about your home as a piece of art? Of course, it would have to be beautiful, but what else would it need to have? A window above the sink? A place for your beloved train collection? A seat with a good light where you can snuggle up on a wintery day to read a book? What would make you comfortable, safe and happy?

 

Dr. Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman gave a long list of requirements to Frank Lloyd Wright for their Manchester, New Hampshire home. Mrs. Zimmerman wanted a beautiful fireplace where she could cook a steak. The Zimmermans were musicians and wanted a place they could enjoy music with their friends. Lucille wanted a garden. She also worked in her husband’s medical practice so she wanted a house that was easy to clean and maintain. The house had to fit their lifestyle, and of course be visually appealing!

 

On the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, come to visit this remarkable house. Did the Zimmermans get what they wanted? Did it fit their lifestyle? Would it fit your lifestyle? Can you get it all in a house that is under 1700 square feet? Visit us on the web to learn more and make your tour reservation today.

 

Zimmerman House Interior Images.

 

About the Author

Dennie Dyer is a docent educator at the Currier Museum of Art’s Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House. She has been volunteering with the Currier Since 2005. Before that she worked in the high-tech industry for over 30 years. She first became familiar with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright when she lived in Chicago, the home of Wright’s famous Prairie-style residence. She enjoys introducing visitors of all ages to new ideas about art, technology, and architecture.