Worthington Ohio real estate


Worthington's Rush Creek Village

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The historic style brought to mind by Worthington is usually "colonial" or "colonial revival." Yet Worthington home to Rush Creek Village has a large neighborhood of mid-century modern homes.  The homes in Rush Creek Village were built in the Usonian style reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Rush Creek Village homes were designed by Theodore Van Fossen and built by Richard Wakefield.

Rush Creek Village is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Rush Creek homes are distinctive with cinder block walls, flat roofs, no garages.

A New York Times Article, (here in the  San Diego Union Tribune) from 2004 subtitled "Little-known Rush Creek quietly survives 50 years, a testament to the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright" says of the Westbrook family  in 1987:

"There, in Rush Creek Village, they found a near perfect relic of mid-century Usonian design, a split-level dominated by ribbon windows, board-and-batten siding, and earthy cypress fascias in strong horizontal lines. At $210,000 for 1,900 square feet, the house was not only reasonably priced, but also spectacularly sited on a one-plus-acre hilly lot."

The article written by Florence Williams is titled "Secret subdivision"  announcing to the rest of the world of the presence of Rush Creek Village in Worthington Ohio.

Although the article says most Rush Creek homes are about 2000 square feet and that Westbrook's home is 1900 sqaure feet that seems large to me for a Rush Creek home.  Or maybe I have only seen the little ones.

There are other Frank Lloyd Wright inspired homes sprinkled around Central Ohio, some designed by Van Fossen.

Mid-Century Style

A New England Village in Central Ohio

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen McCabe • May 19 2009 05:33AM