Weltzheimer/Johnson House

Interior of the Weltzheimer/Johnson House
An interior room of the Weltzheimer/Johnson House.
Photo credit: the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947, the Weltzheimer/Johnson House is the first Usonian house in Ohio. Usonian refers to a group of about 50 Wright homes designed for middle-class Americans following World War II. These houses are typically modest, single-story dwellings without garages, L-shaped to open into the landscape, and environmentally conscious. The houses have flat roofs and large cantilevered overhangs for passive solar heating and cooling, naturally lit clerestory windows, and radiant floor heating.