The museum announced Wednesday they have acquired a rare house by the legendary American architect. Known as the Bachman Wilson House, it's located in the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County, N.J. Due to repeated flooding, the house has sustained significant damage and relocation has been recommended as a means of best preserving the structure.
It will be disassembled, moved to Bentonville and reassembled on Crystal Bridges’ 120-acre grounds. At Crystal Bridges, the house will be available for study as well as for limited programming and tours.
According to the museum, a specialized contractor will dismantle the house, under the supervision of the previous owners, for moving to Arkansas where it will be reconstructed to Frank Lloyd Wright’s original specifications.
The Bachman Wilson House will be located a short distance from the museum along its 3.5 miles of trails. Crystal Bridges says they hope to complete the move and reconstruction in early 2015.
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