Polymath Park is an architectural masterpiece by Peter Berndtson (1909-1972), one of the original Frank Lloyd Wright apprentices. However, only two of the planned 24 houses were constructed: The Balter House was built in 1964 and the Blum House in 1965. The rest of the land was left in its natural state, allowing the property to retain its exceptional beauty. Another building, The Duncan House, was added later.
The Balter House offers a remarkable lodging experience. Natural light is the key to this home’s integration with its natural surroundings. A great room surrounded with windows reveals long views and interesting boulder formations.
The Blum house is set at the western edge of a 20-acre upland meadow. There is a huge fieldstone floor to ceiling fireplace in the great room opposite a panoramic picture window with breathtaking views of the meadow and Laurel Ridge. Today it is used as a vicitor center, with quaint café and a gift shop featuring exclusive collector’s items and souvenirs.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Duncan House has had a remarkable journey. Built in 1957, The Wright-designed home was dismantled from its original location in Lisle, IL, and moved to Polymath Park Resort. In addition to guest rooms, it has access to a conference/banquet room that can be used for various kinds of events.
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Free, on-site parking is available.