Architect’s Transform a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Villa Into a Hotel

Architect’s Transform One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Prairie Style Villas Into a Hotel

If you love architecture or design history, this new Japanese hotel is the perfect place to stay while exploring Tokyo. KAMIYA ARCHITECTS has recently completed a renovation of Hayami Kachi house, a Prairie-style home designed by Arata Endo, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Prairie style is considered to be the first-ever American style of architecture and can be found throughout the U.S. and in scattered buildings around the world.

Before KAMIYA ARCHITECTS’ renovation, the home had fallen into disrepair since its original construction in 1928. As an adaptive reuse project was planned, the designers had to balance the initial design intention with the modern requirements of a hotel or short-term rental property. They also wanted to include elements of a traditional Japanese spa.

Architect’s Transform One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Prairie Style Villas Into a Hotel

The main transformation occurred in the maiden room where the architects had more freedom to adapt the original design and furniture. They converted the

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Finger Lakes hotel The Lake House on Canandaigua designed like “a beloved family home”

The founders of design house The Brooklyn Home Company have created a hotel in New York‘s Finger Lakes region that draws on their summers growing up on Canandaigua Lake.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place sitting in a chair: Lake House on Canandaigua hotel by Studio Tack and the Brooklyn Home Company


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Lake House on Canandaigua hotel by Studio Tack and the Brooklyn Home Company

The Lake House on Canandaigua is named after its location on one of the 11 long and narrow lakes that form the region aptly named the Finger Lakes.



a room with a fireplace: Above: a monolithic wood reception desk anchors the hotel lobby. Top image: The Lake House on Canandaigua is designed with an ambiguous style


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Above: a monolithic wood reception desk anchors the hotel lobby. Top image: The Lake House on Canandaigua is designed with an ambiguous style

The brother and sister founders of The Brooklyn Home Company, whose family previously owned a motor-lodge on the same plot, enlisted New York-based Studio Tack to work on a new project to reinvigorate the site.

“We wanted to create something special for the community and also something

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