Usonia, New York

Where space harmonizes people and nature

Tucked up leafy drives, on the edge of suburbia, 47 historic homes sit quietly in the woods. They are the work of mid-century modern giant, Frank Lloyd Wright, and his students. The community—coined, "Usonia," by Wright—is only an hour outside Manhattan, but feels a world away. Usonia was designed to connect residents to nature and to each other for a rich, fulfilling life. Deliberate use of line and color create the illusion that these homes disappear into the woods, or appear out of rocks, and all of them have open living spaces with views. Usonia's original master plan included circular lots, which broke down barriers between neighbors and encouraged their spaces to flow together. The result was a tightly knit community connected to nature, and it has stood the test of time.