There is nothing so magical as being in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home at night, warmed by a fire in the hearth and enjoying the company of friends. If you'd like to experience such an evening, then plan on heading to the Schwartz House on Nov. 8. Get details after the jump...
On Saturday, November 8, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Bernard Schwartz House, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin will offer the public a rare opportunity to experience an intimate dinner party inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Life Magazine Dream House. The evening is called “Somewhere in Time” and is a benefit for The Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program®, Inc.
The acclaimed architect designed the two-story, 3,000 square foot Usonian house in 1939 for businessman Bernard Schwartz and his young wife Fern. Wright named the house “Still Bend” for its picturesque site, on the high bank overlooking a bend in the East Twin River. The Schwartzes occupied the house until 1970. The house was adapted for the Schwartz family from Wright’s 1938 Life Dream House for a middle class family. It combines beauty, privacy, style, and livability.
The current owners, Gary and Michael Ditmer, and Michael’s partner Lisa Proechel are graciously making the house available for this very special event. Michael Ditmer and Lisa Proechel will host the evening along with Gail Fox, house historian and Wright in Wisconsin Board member.
The evening starts at 4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres with ample time to explore the house and grounds. Wines featured will be from Parallel 44, an area winery. At 6 p.m. guests will be seated for a formal dinner catered by Courthouse Pub of Manitowoc. The elegance and warmth of the home create an ambiance for conviviality. Wright liked to describe his houses as “good time spaces” that allow people to experience life more fully.
Following dinner the acclaimed Garth Neustadter Trio will perform instrumental and vocal jazz favorites from the 1930s and ‘40s. Guests are invited to linger into the evening savoring gourmet chocolates and fine port as fires blaze in the fireplaces of the sixty three foot long living room. According to Ditmer, the theme “Somewhere in Time” will give the event the look and feel of a pre-war Hollywood dinner party.
Space is strictly limited so make your reservations before Friday, October 31. Tickets are $150 for members of Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin and $200 for nonmembers (all nonmembers will receive a $50 membership in Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin). For more information and to make reservations, phone the Frank Lloyd Wright ® Wisconsin office at 608.287.0339.
All proceeds of the fundraiser benefit Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program, Inc., a nonprofit architecture education and preservation organization.
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Photo copyright Michael Ditmer