Frank Lloyd Wright's Kenneth Laurent House Sold To Illinois Preservationists (PHOTOS)

The only handicapped accessible Frank Lloyd Wright house was sold at an Illinois auction for $578,500 Thursday.

""Frank Lloyd Wright described this house as a 'little gem,'" said Diane Meltmar, the realtor behind the Gambino Realtors listing told the Huffington Post in November. "It was designed for someone in a wheelchair, but it's not a house that when you walk into you think of as being occupied by a disabled person."

The home was built for Kenneth Laurent, a World War II veteran injured in battle who uses a wheelchair, and features subtle changes that improve its accessibility without impacting its beauty, like rounded hallways and wide spaces with low fixtures.

Laurent and his wife, Phyllis, have lived on the property for 57 years, but are relocating to an assisted living facility, according to the Rockford Register Star.

The Laurent House Foundation will reportedly continue to collect pledges to get it ready for use as a museum.

Take a look inside the house here:



Frank Lloyd Wright's Kenneth Laurent House