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by Eric last modified Aug 21, 2015

Gary Hilgers recently contacted us with listing information on John H. Howe's stunning "Seagull House," which overlooks Lake Superior three hours north of Duluth on Minnesota’s Upper Peninsula. The home has truly stunning features including angled walls, glass, red cedar, vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace – all to bring a dramatic home that is a piece of art! Find out more after the jump... John H. Howe was Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief draftsman for several...




 

 

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 7.28.36 AMGary Hilgers recently contacted us with listing information on John H. Howe's stunning "Seagull House," which overlooks Lake Superior three hours north of Duluth on Minnesota’s Upper Peninsula. The home has truly stunning features including angled walls, glass, red cedar, vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace – all to bring a dramatic home that is a piece of art! Find out more after the jump...

John H. Howe was Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief draftsman for several decades before venturing out on his own and establishing himself as a noted designer in his own right.

Seagull House was designed by John Howe at the peak of his career and was completed in 1984. The house got its name when John Howe was walking the site for inspiration. As he stood by the water`s edge, a seagull flew over. It came to him that he should create a house using the shape of the seagull, as seen from above.

Mr. Howe always created two drawings in color pencil of each home to be built. He gave one copy to the owner, and kept one. The fireplace of Seagull House uses “Carleton Peak” granite.  Carleton Peak, a short distance down the shore, is one of only a few areas of the world where this type of granite can be found. The fireplace represents Mr. Howe`s commitment to using local materials.

The primary interior and exterior wood in Seagull House is red cedar. The builder purchased the cedar more than a year before building the house to assure that the wood was fully dried. Notice that the 25+ year old house sports wonderfully tight seams despite its age, because of the care that was taken.

Door knobs in the home are placed high, in keeping with John Howe`s individual style.

The seven antique Japanese hand-blown glass globes located above the built in couch complement the design. Black leather chairs near the great room windows are “Swan Chairs,” originally designed by Arne Jacobsen of Denmark for a hotel lobby in Copenhagen in 1958.

The home is currently listed for sale by RE/MAX Advantage Plus for sale at $799,000. Gary Hilgers is the listing agent and can be reached at 612-325-30175 / GaryHilgers@gmail.com  The home as 3BR’s, 3 bathrooms, a 2-car garage and 2,363 total finished square footage.

To find out more about John H. Howe, get yourself a copy of the new book on his life and work here. A documentary is nearly complete and needs your help to be released. Find out more here and help bring it to life.

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