With so many houses to potentially rent, there is one in particular that strikes Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky’s fancy on the company’s website.
Chesky feels this home stands apart from the rest, despite millions of listings on the Airbnb platform.
The house that the CEO calls his favorite, is the Palmer House in Ann Arbor, Michigan designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
“I’m a designer, but growing up, I always thought I wanted to be an architect,” Chesky tells CNBC Make It. “If there’s one listing I had to pick, I’d say the Palmer House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is my favorite architect.”
The Palmer House, which costs $750 per night, includes three bedrooms and two baths, enough room to comfortably fit six guests.
The home is set on a two-acre plot of secluded, wooded land about one mile from the University of Michigan’s main campus.
The Palmer House was commissioned in 1950 by William and Mary Palmer. Wright built the 2,000-square-foot residence on a pattern of equilateral triangles, and as a result, none of the rooms have 90-degree corners.
After visiting Japan, the Palmers then added a teahouse down the hill from the main property, offering panoramic views of the surrounding woods and a cozy fireplace.
Summer is expected to be one of the busiest travel seasons in years.
In March, the U.S. Travel Association reported that Americans spent $95 billion on travel, down only 5% from 2019.
“Summer is going to be big [for travel],” Catherine Powell, Airbnb’s global head of hosting, tells CNBC Make It. “I know we said this last summer and we’ve said it before, but there’s really strong interest in both domestic and international travel right now … people are eager to leave their homes!”
“This summer, I think we’re going to see people return to urban, city destinations, which is wonderful,” Powell added. “But we’re also going to see international travel be wildly popular, too.”
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