1970s Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater lookalike asks $3.5M in Greenwich, CT
This remarkable custom-built, privately commissioned modern house with its cantilevered design, walls of windows, hand-cut Tennessee limestone walls, rock gardens and rooftop terraces can actually be yours, right now, for $3.5 million.
It's safe to say local architect Dimitri Bulazel was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater house when designing this Greenwich, Connecticut home in the 1970s.Like Wright's 1935 architectural masterpiece, it has a cantilevered design set in the woods and incorporates aspects of the... View full entry
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to remain accredited
After years of uncertainty, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has had an application approved that will enable it to remain accredited. Previously, the school’s accreditation was threatened because it wasn’t operating independently of its sponsoring organization, the Frank Lloyd... View full entry
Fallingwater Institute gains 4 spartan yet beautiful dwellings by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
The Fallingwater Institute, which is located on the High Meadow farm next to the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright home, is adding four new "modest wood portals" to its 1960s era teaching facilities. The new dwellings, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, are created both to extend from the existing High... View full entry
Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Tirranna’ home in New Canaan, CT for sale
For the first time in 20 years, Frank Lloyd Wright‘s “Tirranna” home in New Canaan, CT is on the market. The home was built just before his death on a 15-acre wooded estate, has been listed for $8M by the estate of its long-time owner, the late memorabilia mogul and philanthropist Ted Stanley. Though renovated, the horse-shaped home maintains its original architectural integrity.
Airbnb adds a Frank Lloyd Wright home, the Cooke House
There are dozens of Frank Lloyd Wright houses across the country that fans of the architect can visit. There are a handful that can be rented. There is only one where you can sleep overnight for $148, which includes a personal guided tour by the 90-year-old owner and breakfast in a Wright-designed “great room.”
The Cooke House in Virginia Beach, Va., built in 1959, is one of Wright’s last commissioned works.
— The New York Times
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Lloyd Wright's LA Samuel-Novarro House for sale
The Samuel Novarro House in Los Angeles, designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, has just been put up for sale. Built in 1928, the Art Deco house has been restored and comes with original Wrightian accents throughout, such as oxidized copper accents.Located in ritzy “the Oaks”... View full entry
Frank Lloyd Wright puts his foot down in 'a tribute to the pluck of a salesman'
Thomas H. Truslow Jr., a general sales manager at Corning Glass Works, proposed a solution of flexible waterproof strips directly to Johnson executives, bypassing Wright.
The architect seethed. “Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect,” he wrote in a typed letter on Nov. 10, 1948. He added an angry question mark in green ink.
“The scheme is not the Johnson Company’s,” the typing continued. “It is the architect’s.”
The full, typed letter reads (with handwritten text in bold):My dear Mr. Truslow: You have the cart before the horse. It is necessary to secure the architect's approval before going to the owner. Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect - ?The scheme is not the Johnson's... View full entry
When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home’s value, what’s a seller to do?
Richard Herber, owner of the [Frank Lloyd Wright-designed] home at 3901 N. Washington Road, said he wanted the [historic] distinction pulled because he wanted to sell the house for the best price.
Getting the property off the historic list was the only way to “cast a wider net to the widest number of people,” he said. [...]
Not everybody is a candidate for buying a home that’s historic, ... but those who are know exactly what they’re doing.
More on the sticky business of historic preservation:The Seagram Building after the Four Seasons: maintaining a costly landmarkFrom Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the countryRIP: Bruce Goff's Bavinger House demolishedNo guarantees for historic residential... View full entry
New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M
Of the four houses Frank Lloyd Wright built in New Jersey, the first and largest was the 2,000-square-foot James B. Christie House, which dates to 1940. Wright built the home on seven acres of secluded woodland and employed his Usonian principles of simplicity and practically that connect to nature. After selling in 2014 to a private buyer for $1.7 million, the Christie House is now on the market for $2.2 million after receiving a new roof and heating system.
From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country
For more than 60 years, a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright stood tucked in the woods on the south side of Cloquet, little-seen and little-known as the city developed around it.
Now, after being on the market for years, the R.W. Lindholm House has been deconstructed and its pieces are on their way to Pennsylvania, where they’ll be reassembled and the home opened to the public by a group dedicated to conserving Wright-designed structures.
— Duluth News Tribune
The house is being carefully relocated to Polymath Park, a 130-acre "architectural park." While preservationists tend to prefer to keep Wright homes in their original context, the move is considered necessary for its long-term survival.The house has already been dismantled, bit by bit... View full entry
Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', on One-to-One #28
Architecture writer and historian Hugh Howard has written many books on American architecture, telling stories that meld design and cultural history together in highly accessible and humanistic ways.His latest book, Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, tracks the... View full entry
MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition
Titled “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive” and billed by the museum as a “major retrospective,” the show will display about 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s. [...]
Many of the objects are drawn from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive ... Key themes will include Wright’s involvement in global networks of architects, his preoccupation with decoration and his capacity for constructing his public image — a precursor of the “starchitect” age.
Related news on the genius curmudgeon:Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new shortFrank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 yearsFrank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards... View full entry
Preserving San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright building, inside and out
The [Planning] department completed a draft report last month on how to expand the existing landmark designation to include aspects of the interior that date back to Wright’s 1948 design. [...]
“If anything, the inside is more important than the exterior,” said Turner, a professor emeritus of art at Stanford University. “It’s one of Wright’s most exquisite designs, and it’s almost exactly the way it was originally.”
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Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short
Frank Lloyd Wright stars in the newest episode of "The Experimenters", a mini interview series by Blank on Blank that gives a glimpse into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. Colorfully illustrated by animator Jennifer Yoo, this episode features snippets of... View full entry
Society of Architectural Historians Announces Major Grant for Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan
The Society of Architectural Historians has received a $123,000 grant from the Alphawood Foundation to hire Harboe Architects to develop a conservation management plan for Charnley-Persky House. Designed by Adler and Sullivan in 1891–1892 when Frank Lloyd Wright was an apprentice in their... View full entry