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Samara House

1301 Woodland Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2371
+1 765-409-5522
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My father (Wayne Kingery) showed his family and friends.

It has been several years ago when I went through this house called Samara House, because my father... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nosticks4u
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Lafayette, Indiana
Most Amazing House I've Seen! Great tour!

This is an incredible home; of the three Wright homes I've seen it's by far the most impressive... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Michael B
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Chicago, Illinois
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House is open for tours April through November by reservation only. We do not have regular tour times, so they are not posted anywhere. The best way to get the tour information and schedule is to email us and the information will be sent to you. House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the John Christian family in 1954 and is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. It is one of the most complete of Wright's designs and represents a pristine example of his Usonian architecture. SAMARA is strictly maintained to the exacting standards set by Mr. Wright. SAMARA contains refinements of over forty innovations by this world famous architect, yet is unique in that it was specifically designed for Dr. Christian and his wife, Catherine, and their daughter, Linda. Adults $10, college students $3, children under 17 are free. Tours last about 1.5 hours.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1301 Woodland Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2371
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It has been several years ago when I went through this house called Samara House, because my father was a carpenter by trade his boss had asked him to build some furniture for this beautiful house. My father was a proud man and proud of...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is an incredible home; of the three Wright homes I've seen it's by far the most impressive. Linda does a spectacular job showing it on the tour. Her enthusiasm is evident and draws you into everything she says. I've been twice, and will go...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were visiting my son for Parents' weekend at Purdue and this became one of the highlights of our visit. This FLW house is located in a quiet beautiful neighborhood in West Lafayette. Linda, the curator, gives you an amazing tour and insight into how...More

Thank Janis G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The John Christiansons wrote to the famous architect and they won an unlikely prize- a custom designed home for their lot near a highway but close to Purdue University. Working with the great man resulted in small hallways, a expansive living room, a modest dining...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This house has low cellings and is very bad. The house can not hold a lot of people. And the house smells bad and the furnitures ugly.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A Frank Lloyd Wright designed home for a Purdue college professor and his wife. The house has been maintained with its original design and furniture. Our tour group was small and informal but led by a knowledgeable and fun docent. Everyone in our group was...More

1  Thank Helen G
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A visit to the Samara house is finding a gem in West Lafayette, Indiana. This home is an excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural expertise-- especially considering it's location. Stepping into the house one realizes Wright's special artistry -- you leave Midwest Indiana and...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

A must-see! I truly felt like a guest in this lovely Frank Lloyd Wright home not a tourist. Whether you are a FLW fan or just looking for something cool to see in West Lafayette you must add SAMARA House to your list! Linda was...More

Thank mmg98
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The setting, exterior and interior of this house are all quite beautiful! There are too many classic FLW Usonian characteristics in this little gem to list them all here. It is definitively Wrightian architecture, yet a very personal portrait of its owners. The Christians' impressive...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I fail to understand the popularity of Frank Loyd Wright who never saw a design he couldn't turn into a leaky roof and an uncomfortable experience for a person over 5'10". This house is even less special than some of the others I've visited. If...More

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Linda E, General Manager at Samara House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

I'm truly sorry that you did not have a pleasant experience at SAMARA. If there is anything we can do to corrrect that please let us know.

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crandelli
22 May 2017|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
The tours are by reservation only. This is their phone number: 765-409-5522
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LittleNettie
5 June 2016|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
You call and speak to Linda and set up an appointment. It is well worth the effort.
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