1889 - The Frank Lloyd Wright House and
951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park IL. Playroom addition by Wright in 1894,
commissioned 1893. Studio added in 1898, commissioned 1895.
Converted into apartments by Wright in 1911. Converted back to
the original Wright design by Clyde Nooker in 1956. Sold to the
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Open for public tours.
1890 - The James A. Charnley
507 East Beach Road, Ocean Springs MS.
Designed while Wright worked for Adler and Sullivan. Damaged during
Hurricane Katrina. Under restoration and for sale in 2010. Wright also designed an octagon
guest house for Charnley at
509 East Beach Road.
1890 - The Henry N. Cooper House and Stable, La
Designed while Wright worked for Adler and Sullivan. Unbuilt.
1890 - The Louis H. Sullivan
Cottage and Stables,
100 Holcomb Boulevard, Ocean Springs MS.
Designed while Wright was working for Adler and Sullivan. The
stables were destroyed in 1942. The house was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
1891 - The William
Storrs MacHarg House, aka the C. H. Berry House, aka the Berry-MacHarg
4632 North Beacon Street, Chicago IL. Designed while Wright was working for Adler and Sullivan, unknownst
to his employers.
Remodeled in 1903 by Louis Sullivan. Demolished in 1926.
1892 - The James A. Charnley House,
aka the Charnley-Persky House,
1365 North Astor Street, Chicago IL.
Designed while Wright was working forAdler and Sullivan. Commissioned 1891.
Seymour Persky purchased it in 1995 and donated it to the Society of
Architectural Historians. Open for public tours.
1892 - The Allison Harlan
4414 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago IL.
Wright was dismissed by Sullivan for moonlighting on this house for
Harlan, one of the firm's established clients. According
Harlan Family, Harlan demanded several changes to Wright’s plan. The
fireplace was moved from the central hall into the open living room,
which was then divided into two parts. In about 1904, Harlan traded
houses with his neighbors, the Byrneses, who sold Wright’s structure
in 1912. Vacant for years, it became a neighborhood hangout. For a
short time it was used as a nursing home and then fell into ruin. A
fire in 1963 caused enough damage to require its demolition.
Now part of Burnham Park, bottom photo.
1892 - The George
4858 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago IL.
Wright designed this on his own, outside of employment by Adler and Sullivan. Wright did a garage addition, right photo, in 1907.
Sold to Alice S. Baum.
1892 - The W. Irving Clark House,
221 South La Grange
Road, La Grange IL.
Sold in 1999. As
of 2008, the owner was Camille Connolly.
1892 - The Robert G. Emmond House,
109 South Eighth Avenue, La Grange IL.
Sold to John Leigh. For sale since 2011.
1892 - The Thomas H. Gale House,
1027 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Owned by James Dee. For rent in 2011. For sale in 2013.
1892 - The Warren McArthur House,
4852 Kenwood Avenue, Chicago IL.
Wright designed this on his own, outside of employmet by Adler and
Sullivan. Wright did a house remodel and
added stables in 1900. As of 2008, owned by Ruth
1892 - The Robert P. Parker House,
1019 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Owned by Michele Carbone.
1892 - The Albert W. Sullivan House,
4575 Lake Park Avenue, Chicago IL.
It was recognized in February 1960 by the
Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks as a Chicago
Architectural Landmark. Demolished in 1970. As of
2008, a vacant lot.
1892 - The George and Carrie Blossom Cottage,
North Maniou Island MI. Photo by Kerry Kelly.
1893 - The Walter M. Gale House,
1031 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Owned by Michele Carbone.
The William H. Winslow House and Stables,
River Forest IL.
Owned by June S. Walker. Middle photo by Thomas Heinz. Bottom photo by Richard Nickel.
1893 - Francis J. Woolley House,
Oak Park IL. Sold in 1994 by Harriette & Everette Cluxton to Robert P.
Allen. Sold in 1997 to Darrik E. Gurski.
The Robert Lamp Cottage, aka Rocky Roost, on Lake Mendota, Madison WI.
Remodeled 1901. After college Lamp worked in the state land
office. In 1892, he discovered a small island just off of Governors
Island in Lake Mendota and built a cottage. By 1893 he and a partner
built two more cottages, one by Wright. Both were destroyed by
The Frederick Bagley House,
121 South County Line Road, Hinsdale IL.
Sold to Jerry A.
1894 - The H. W. Bassett Remodeling,
125 South Oak Park
Avenue, Oak Park IL. Bassett left Oak Park in 1900, but another physician, Leslie Beebe, occupied the space until 1921, probably leaving it intact. In 1922 all structures on the west side of Oak Park Avenue from Pleasant Street to South Boulevard, including the Bassett house, were demolished for the G. H. Schneider building, which still has stores and offices.
1894 - The Peter Goan House,
108 South Eighth Avenue,
La Grange IL.
Sold in 1992 to Richard and Joanne Lazarski.
Four Houses for Robert W. Roloson,
3213-19 South Calumet,
Chicago IL. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
in 1977 and designated a Chicago Landmark in 1979.
Sold to Chicago Title Land Trust. Sold in 1990 to Paul and Gwendolyn
Cohen. Sold to Sokoni and Ayana Karanja.
3215: Sold to Paul and
Gwendolyn Cohen. Sold in 1997 to Vicki Crockett. Sold in 2009 to
Vicki and Timothy Crockett.
3217: Sold to Clarence and
3219: Sold to the Charles F.
Johnson Trust. Sold in 1995 to Helen West.
1894 - The Henry and
Lily Mitchell House,
Main Street, Racine WI.
Sold in 1999 to John and Bridget
Pettinger. For sale in 2013.
1895 - The Francis Apartments for Terre Haute Trust Company,
4304 Forrestville Avenue,
Destroyed in 1971. Google still shows an empty lot as of 2010.
1895 - The Francisco Terrace Apartments for Edward C. Waller,
237-253 North Francisco, Chicago
IL. Built to house low-income families. In 1930 the apartments
were converted into co-ops. Several units were gutted by fires.
The property deteriorated, bottom photo. Facing condemnation in
1972 the residents boarded up the vacant units in an attempt to save
the historic building. Later destroyed.
1895 - The Edward C.
2840-2858 West Walnut Street,
Destroyed after a fire in 1968 gutted unit #4.
1895 - The
Moore House, aka the Hans Christian Anderson House,
333 Forest Avenue,
Oak Park IL.Wright
did a remodeling after a fire destroyed much of the original house. Left to Mary
Hills when Nathan Moore died, Hills sold it in June 1947 to Milton
and Mary Summerville. Sold to Bob Dugal. Open for seasonal public tours
1895 - The Chauncey L. Williams House,
530 North Edgewood Place, River Forest IL.
Top photo by Peter Beers. Sold to John Kevin O'Donoghue.
The Harrison P. Young House Remodeling,
334 North Kenilworth Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Sold in 1996 to Alicia and James Farrell. Sold in 2010 to Scott and Susan
1896 - The Harry C.
534 North East Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Sold to William and Patricia Saltenberger. Sold in 1997 to Christopher and
Kathleen Meyer. Sold in 1999 to Mary Ludgin and Mark Donovan. They
put it into a trust in 2000.
1896 - The Isidore Heller House,
5132 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago IL.
Owned by the Goldstein Family.
The Charles E. Roberts House Remodeling and Stables,
321 North Euclid
Oak Park IL. The
original 1879 architects were Burnham and Root. Sold in
1994 to Martin and Deborah Lindenmeyer. Sold in 1999 to William J.
Gradishar and Cynthia Boyd. Sold to Steven Moore and Steven and Heather
1896 - The George W. Smith House,
404 South Home Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Commissioned 1895. Sold to Maria W. Armstrong.
1897 - The George
223 North Euclid Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Sold to Audrey Kouvel.
1897 - The Rollin Furbeck
515 Fair Oaks Avenue, Oak Park IL. Sold to La Salle National Bank.
Sold in 1998 to Thomas and Debra Abrahamson.
1897 - The Thomas H. Gale Cottage,
5318 South Shore Drive, Whitehall MI.
1898 - The Edward C. Waller House, River Forest, IL. Unbuilt. Waller was not only a client of long standing, but also a close friend. Most of the architectural work that was proposed for Waller concerned itself with large housing projects and civic projects. But a house was designed for him early in 1898, which he did not build, Rather, he commissioned Mr. Wright to remodel his existing house in River Forest, below.
1899 - The Joseph
and Helen W. Husser House, Chicago IL. The
open land between the house and the lake was taken over by apartment
1899 - The Edward C. Waller Remodeling, Auvergne Place, River Forest IL. Wright also designed wrought iron fencing for the house and a poultry house and stables in 1901. Destroyed
in 1939. The stables were destroyed soon after
1900 - The B. Harley Bradley House, aka Glenlloyd,
701 South Harrison
Avenue, Kankakee IL.
BW photo by Ezra Stoller/ESTO. Sold in 2005 to Munipcipal Trust Savings
Bank. As of 2012, it is the offices for the Community Foundation of
Kankakee Rover Valley.
1900 - The Stephen A. Foster Summer Cottage and Stable, 12147 South
Harvard Avenue, Chicago IL. Sold in 2005 to Michael Handy and
1900 - The Warren Hickox House,
687 South Harrison Avenue, Kankakee IL.
Sold to James P. Brown.
1900 - The Edward H. Pitkin Summer Cottage, aka Aug-gahwaus, Sapper Island, Desbarats, Ontario,
Canada. Frank Lloyd Wright was his neighbor in Chicago and he would
commission him to build the 1400 sf cottage. James Heyworth
bought it from Pitkin in 1916. The Marquandt family,
descendants of Heyworth, owned it as of 2004.
The Henry Wallis Summer Cottage,
3407 South Shore Drive, Lake Delavan WI.
property first consisted of the boathouse (1897) with the summer
cottage added in 1900. Upon completion, it was sold to a Mr.
1901 - The E. Arthur Davenport House,
559 Ashland Avenue, River Forest IL.
Sold in 1990 to Ellis and Jeanette Fields. Sold in 2004 to Cheryl and Paul
Harding. Has been renovated and restored 2006-2011. Second photo by John Clouse.
1901 - The William G. Fricke House,
540 Fair Oaks Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Sold to Emma Martin, who commissioned an addition in 1907. BW
photo by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
Sold to Edwin and Dawn McGee, Jr.
1901 - The F. B. Henderson House,
301 South Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst IL.
Sold to David and Joyce McArdle. Sold in 1994 to Patrick and Joyce Fahey.
Sold in 2002 to the FLW Conservancy.
1901 - The Fred B. Jones House, aka Penwern,
3335 South Shore, Lake Delavan, WI.
a barn, stables, and gate in 1903.
1901 - The Frank W. Thomas House,
210 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Commissioned by James Rogers for his daughter and her husband.
In 1972 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Sold to
Kevin M. Murphy.
1901 - The Ward Winfield Willits House,
1445 Sheridan Road, Highland Park IL.
Sold to Amalgamated Bank of
Chicago. Sold in 2002 to Milton J. Robinson.
The William and Jessie M. Adams House,
9326 South Pleasant Avenue,
Chicago IL. Commissioned 1900. Sold to Chicago Land Trust Company.
Sold in 2006 to David and Jay Barclay.
The A. W. Herbert
1014 Hinman Street, Evanston IL.
Wright gave the house
a more Prairie look by enclosing the front porch and extending the
eaves to the roof line. A fire in 1969 destroyed much of the
house but it has since been remodeled.
1902 - The Susan Lawrence Dana House, aka the Dana-Thomas House,
301 East Lawrence, Springfield IL.
Sold to Charles C. Thomas in 1944 and used as his office. Sold
in 1981 to the State of Illinois and opened to the public as a
museum. Restored 1987-1990. Open for tours.
The George Gerts Double
5260 South Shore Drive, Whitehall MI. This
structure is two cottages connected by a bridge. Originally the
addresses were 5260 and 5270. They were later combined.
1902 - The
5292 South Shore Drive, Whitehall MI. Has been relocated
on the lot.
Most of the original structure has been destroyed.
1902 - The Arthur B. Heurtley House,
318 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL. Most
BW photos by Thomas A. Heinz.
Sold to Edward and Diana Baehren. Sold in 2007 to T. Kendall Hunt.
The Arthur B. Heurtley Summer Cottage Remodeling, Les Cheneaux Club, Marquette
is an island owned by a private club which counted such wealthy members as Henry Ford. The plan called for the conversion of a basement area into a dining room, removing old support columns, inserting new steel girders to support the floor above and let the new dining area become a free space.
1902 - The Mosher House,
625 South Main Street, Wellington OH.
Alternate address 23467 State Highway 58, Wellington OH.
1902 - The Francis W. Little House I,
1505 West Moss Avenue, Peoria IL.
Sold to Robert D. Clarke, who commissioned an addition in 1909.
The Swardenski family has owned it for 45 years.
Walter Swardenski is the present owner and
still lives in the home. The Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation gives tours with advanced arrangement.
The William E. Martin House,
636 North East Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Sold in 2008 to Richard and Laura Taleske.
1902 - The Charles
R. Ross House,
3211 South Shore Drive, Delavan WI.
Second photo by John Clouse.
1902 - The George W. Spencer House,
3209 South Shore Drive, Delavan WI.
1903 - The George F. Barton
118 Summit Avenue, Buffalo NY.
Second photo by John Clouse. Sold to Martin House Restoration LLC.
1903 - The Edwin H. and Mamah Cheney House,
520 North East Avenue, Oak Park IL.
During the construction, a powerful attraction developed between
Mamah Cheney and Wright. In time the lovers, each married with
children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and
forever change their lives. Second
photo by John Clouse. Sold to Dale L. and Barbara Smirl.
1903 - The Joseph J. Walser Jr. House,
42 North Central Avenue, Chicago IL.
1903 - The Warren H. Freeman House,
103 North Washington Street,
Hinsdale IL. Sold to Bruce Ademec.
The Robert M. "Robie" Lamp House,
22 North Butler, Madison WI.
Sold to Apex Inc. Commissioned 1903.
1904 - The Darwin D. Martin
125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo NY.
Commissioned 1903. Color photo by Iwan Baan. BW by
Sold to Sebastian Tauriello, who did alterations of his own design in 1954. Open
Wright designed a summer cottage for Martin in 1908. Unsure if built, but the plans
were similar to the 1927 Greycliff house.
1904 - The Burton J. Westcott House,
1340 East High Street, Springfield OH.
Sold to Westcott Foundation/1340 High Street LLC. Open for tours.
1904 - The
Ferdinand F. Tomek
House, aka the Ship House,
150 Nuttall Road, Riverside IL.
BW photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. Sold in 2001 to Timothy Ozga and
1905 - The Mary M. W. Adams House,
1923 Lake Avenue, Highland Park IL. Commissioned 1903.
Sold to Jack and Nancy Sutherland. Sold in 2010 to William Levy and
Patrick Schwartz. Named a c ity landmark in 2011.
1905 - The Hiram Baldwin House,
205 South Essex Road, Kenilworth IL.
Sold in 1995 to Edward Kolodiziej, Jr.
1905 - The Charles A.
2420 Harrison Street, Evanston IL.
Sold in 2001 to Paul and Jamie Collier.
1905 - The Thomas H. and Laura Gale Rental Cottages I, II, and III, 5324,
Shore Drive, Whitehall MI. Photo is of 5380.
1905 - The William A. Glasner House,
850 Sheridan Road, Glencoe IL.
1905 - The Thomas P. Hardy House,
1319 South Main Street, Racine WI.
1905 - The
Harvey P. Sutton House,
602 Norris Avenue, McCook NE.
Sold to Donald Poore.
1905 - The William R. Heath House,
76 Soldiers Place, Buffalo NY.
Sold to Nancy B. Ellwood-Schmid.
1905 - The A. P. Johnson House, aka the Campbell Residence,
3455 South Shore Drive, Delavan WI.
Sold to James G. and Holly Campbell.
1905 - The Darwin D. Martin Gardener's Cottage,
285 Woodward Avenue,
1906 - The Kersey C. and Laura DeRhodes House,
715 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN.
The principal architect
was Isabel Roberts. In her will, Laura DeRhodes left it to the First Methodist Church of South Bend.
The Church sold it to Thomas and Suzanne Miller who did a restoration.
1906 - The Grace Fuller House, Glencoe IL. Destroyed. The living room is the full left half of the house.
Though no photos have been found to prove that the house was constructed, John H. Howe, head of Wright's drafting room at one time, has said that he knew the house even before he joined the Taliesin Fellowship.
1906 - The A. W. Gridley
House, aka the Ravine House,
605 North Batavia Avenue, Batavia IL.
Sold to third generation Gridley family member Mary L. Snow. For sale since 2009.
1906 - The Edward R. Hills House, aka the DeCaro House,
Avenue, Oak Park IL. Sold to Irene and Thomas DeCaro. Sold in
2001 to Sallie G. And Mark Smylie.
1906 - The P. D. Hoyt House,
318 South Fifth, Geneva IL.
Sold to Patricia MacLachlan. There was a small fire in August 2012.
1906 - The George Madison Millard House,
1689 Lake Avenue, Highland Park IL.
Sold in 1992 to Juan and Claire Montenegro who did a full restoration. For
sale since 2011.
1906 - The Peter A.
238 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL. Photo by
James McNally. Sold to Gabriella Freese in 1977. There was a fire in
1990, after she remodeled back to the 1906 design. Sold in 2005 to Alexander
and Alec Harris.
1906 - The Frederick D. Nichols House,
1136 Brassie Avenue, Flossmoor IL
1906 - The C. Thaxter Shaw Remodeling, 3466
Rue Peel Street, Montreal, Canada.
Destroyed in 1980. Wright did
designed a home for Shaw, a monumental granite structure. The costs
proved to be too great, so Wright instead remodeled Shaw's Victorian
townhouse, transfoming it into a Prairie style home.
1907 - The George Fabyan Remodel, aka Fabyan Villa,
Road, Geneva. Open for tours.
The Stephen M. B. Hunt House I,
345 Seventh Avenue, La Grange IL.
Sold to Edward and Mark Marcisz.
1907 - The Andrew T. and Jane Porter House, aka Tan-y-deri, Route 23, Spring
Green WI. Built for Wright's sister Jane and her husband. Located on
the Taliesin property.
1908 - The Frederick C. Robie House,
5757 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago IL.
Commissioned 1906. Top two photos by John Clouse. Last photo by
Smart Destinations. Open for public tours.
1908 - The Edward
E. Boynton House,
16 East Boulevard, Rochester NY. Photos by
Hans Padelt. Sold to Jane Parker, Scott and Kathryn McDonald.
1908 - The Raymond W. Evans House,
9914 South Longwood Drive, Chicago IL.
As of 2003, the owner was Barbara Lucente.
1908 - The Eugene A. Gilmore
House, aka the Airplane House,
120 Ely Place, Madison WI.
Sold to the Weiss family. Sold to Annette Beyer-Mears. Photo by Peter Beers.
1908 - The Samuel and Lena K. Horner House,
1331 Sherwin Avenue, Chicago IL. Destroyed
1908 - The Meyer May
450 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids MI.
Publicly owned and open for tours. Photos by John Clouse.
1908 - The Isabel Roberts
603 Edgewood Place, River Forest IL. Roberts was an
architect who worked for Wright, one of the very few female architects in the
country at the time an principal
architect for this, her house. Sold in 1923. Sold to Warren and Ruth
Terry Scott. Remodeled in 1955. Sold in 1998 to the William and
Carol Pollack Trust. Sold in 2000 to Lorrie Dupont and Thomas N. Peterson.
Sold in 2001 to FLW Building Conservancy. Sold in 2009 to Thomas N.
Peterson. Sold in 2012 to Thomas N. Peterson Trust.
1908 - The George C. Stockman
530 First Street, Mason City IA.
Open for public tours.
1908 - The Walter V. Davidson
57 Tillinghast Place,
Buffalo NY. Sold to Davidson House LLC.
1908 - The William H. Copeland Garage Addition,
400 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Wright renovated the house a year later.
The Como Orchards Summer Colony, aka Alpine Meadows Ranch,
Road, Darby MT. Commissioned 1908.
1909 - The Francis (Frank) J. Baker House,
507 Lake Avenue, Wilmette IL.
Sold to Walter Sobel.
The Laura Gale House, aka the Mrs. Thomas H. Gale House,
6 Elizabeth Court, Oak Park IL.
Sold to Rachel Drake.
1909 - The J. Kibben Ingalls House,
562 Keystone Avenue, River Forest IL.
Sold to John and Mary Tilton.
1909 - The Edward P. Irving House,
2 Millikin Place, Decatur IL.
Sold to Gregory and Alice Brock.
1909 - The Robert Mueller House,
1 Millikin Place, Decatur IL.
Wright was out of the country at this point. The project
architect was Marian Mahoney.
She was hired by Hermann
Von Holst in Wright's office. Von Holst tried to claim the plans as
his, only later admitting the plans were hers. The landscape architect was
Walter Burley Griffin. Sold to John and Sherri Arnold.
1909 - The Adolph Mueller
4 Millikin Place, Decatur IL. He was the brother of
Robert Mueller. The project architect was Marian Mahoney.
Landscape architect was
Burley Griffin. Sold to Robert and Sabrina Hund.
1909 - The Oscar M. Steffens House,
7631 North Sheridan Road, Chicago IL.
Sold in 1912 to Otto and Louise Bach. Transferred in 1960 to son Otto Bach
Jr. Destroyed in 1963. An apartment building was built there in
1970. The address is now 7629 North Sheridan.
1909 - The George C. Stewart House, aka Butterfly Woods,
Hot Springs Road, Montecito CA.
Sold in 1993 to T. C.
The Reverend Jesse R. Ziegler House,
509 Shelby Street, Frankfort KY.
Photo by Kevin Abbott. Ziegler
met Wright while sailing
to Europe in 1909 and Wright agreed to design a home. One of
Wright's colleagues did the drawings as Wright was out of the
country. Built in 1910 with no supervision from Wright, the
home was built by a local contractor. Sold to Edward and Sarah Stodola.
1910 - The J. H. Amberg
505 College Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI. Commissioned 1909.
Peter Beers, this
house has only a tenuous connection to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Wright received the commission to design the Amberg house from the
parents of Sophie May (wife of Meyer May) in 1909.
Later that year he left for Europe with Mamah Cheney and didn’t return
for two years. All of his commissions
and work were left to architects working in his office, most likely for this
house Marion Mahoney. Owned by Tom
and Anne Logan since at least 2008.
1910 - Summer House for Harold McCormick, aka Villa Turicum, Lake Forest IL
. 260 acres on Lake Michigan. McCormick hired Wright but Wright was fired when McCormick's wife, Edith Rockefeller McCormick (John D. Rockefellers daughter) hired architect Charles Platt to create an Italianate villa (bottom photo).
1910 - The
Ingwald Moe House,
669 Van Buren, Gary IN. Commissioned 1909.
Moe became the unique local representative for the American
System-Built scheme of housing, a Wright and Richards Company
venture. Wright was out of the country, so Marian Mahoney did
the design work. Maloney married landscape architect Walter Burley
Griffin soon after this house was built. Sold to Carolyn and Mathew Murff.
1911 - Wright's
own home and studio, aka Taliesin, aka Taliesin
East. Open for tours May through October. All tours begin at the
Visitor Center across from the estate at
5607 Country Road C, Spring Green WI.
1911 - The Herbert and Blanche Angster House,
605 Bluff Road (formerly 191 East End
Blodgett Road), Lake Bluff IL. The Angsters divorced in the 1920s and Blanche Angster continued to live there. She became reclusive, fenced off the property, and allowed it to deteriorate for 30 years until destroyed by fire in 1956. The remains were bulldozed over the bluff to the lake, and the street was later renamed and redeveloped with new houses.
The Oscar B. Balch
North Kenilworth, Oak Park IL. Owned as of
1999 by Timothy and Charlene Pearson.
The Sherman Booth Honeymoon Cottage, 239 Franklin Road, Glencoe IL. Botth, Wright's friend and attorney, moved in during 1915. He
lived there prior to Wright completing the Booth home at 265 Sylvan
Road. Sold to an architect named Meyer. Owned by Doris E. Rudoff as
1912 - The Avery Coonley House,
281 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside IL.
Built of stucco and ornamental tile, Wright referred to this as his
"best house" in one of his books. Sold to Arnold Skow who in 1950
divided the house severing the public space and
the servants wing from the bedroom wing. According to their son Jim, sold
in 1959 to Merrill and Jeanne Shepro. Sold around 1977 to Nick Salas after
the death of Jeanne Shepro.
There was a fire in the boiler room around 1978
(above photo by Thomas Heinz) which did extensive roof damage. There were many substandard fixes. Sold in 2000 to Dean and
Ella Mae Eastman who did a restoration between 2000-2004.
The Coonleys commissioned Wright to
build a separate bedroom wing at
300 Scottswood Road, Riverside IL. It has been on and off the market for several years.
1912 - The William B. Greene House,
1300 West Garfield Avenue,
Aurora IL. There was a 1926 addition by Greene's college
roommate Harry Robinson.
1912 - The Francis W. Little House II, Wayzata MN. Destroyed and dismantled in 1972. The
living room is displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New
York City, installed by restoration architect Thomas Heinz.
The library is displayed at The Allentown Art Museum, donated by
by Edgar Tafel, FLW Apprentice.
is displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
The Harry S. Adams House,
710 Augusta Avenue, Oak Park IL.
Photo by R. MvcNees.
The Emil Bach House,
7415 North Sheridan Road, Chicago IL.
Sold in 1934 to Joseph Peacock. Sold in 1951 to Manuel Weiss. Sold
in 1959 to Joseph Blinder. Sold in 1999. Sold to the Toulabi family.
Sold in 2005 to Jane Elizabeth Feerer. Sold in 2009 to James Pritzker.
The William J. Vanderkloot House, aka the Ida and Grace McElwain Residence, 231
Prospect Avenue, Lake Bluff IL. Vanderkloot sold to the house's first
residents, Ida and Grace McElwain. An American Built System
home. As of 2012, owned by Edwin W. Still.
1915 - The Daniel and Lute Kissam House, aka the J. M.
Road, Glencoe IL.
Part of the Ravine Bluffs Development.
1915 - The Sherman M. Booth House II,
265 Sylvan Road, Glencoe IL.
Sold to Theodore and Sonia Bloch.
1915 - The
Wilbur Wynant House,
600 Fillmore Street, Gary IN. The house was not discovered to be by Frank Lloyd Wright
until 1995. This is an American System-Built Home
Model D-101 and is the only known Wright house of
During the end of the house's lifespan it was in
poor condition. The house was purchased by David Muhammad in 2003 who
planned a restoration (see rendering in second photo). In 2006 a fire burned most of the house down, top photo. Rebuilding
never happened and the house was leveled around 2010.
1915 - The Edmund F. Brigham House,
790 Sheridan Road, Glencoe IL.
Part of the Ravine Bluffs development. Sold to
Howard and Susan Siegel.
1915 - The
William F. Kier House,
aka the C. J. Ellis House,
1031 Meadow Road, Glencoe IL.
the Ravine Bluffs Development.
Sold in 2010 to Susan Ellis Cowan.
1915 - The
William F. Ross House, aka the Frank Finch House,
1027 Meadow Road, Glencoe
IL. Part of the Ravine Bluffs Development. Sold to John Eifler, who
did a renovation.
1915 - The
Charles R. Perry House,
272 Sylvan Road, Glencoe IL. Part of the
Ravine Bluffs Development.
Sold. Sold to third owners Joan and James Higa. Sold in 2012 to
Margreatha Hein. Photos by Larry Malvin.
1915 - The
Delbert W. Meier House,
Page, Monona IA. This is an American System Built house.
A carport was added in the 1950s. Photos by Kay Komuro.
1915 - The Charles Heisen House,
346 East Highland Avenue, Villa Park
IL. An American Systems Built House. Sold to Jill and Christopher
1915 - The
Hollis R. Root House,
akaka the S. J.
Road, Glencoe IL. Part of the
Ravine Bluffs Development.
Sold to Edward and Amrita Goldberg.
1915 - The
H. Howard Hyde House,
10541 South Hoyne Avenue, Chicago IL. One of
two models designed by Wright for a subdivision of prefabricated
American-System Built Houses. Sold in 1999 to Martha and Joan Brennan.
1915 - The Arthur L. Richards Bungalow,
2700 Block of West Burnham Street, Milwaukee WI.
1916 - The Lewis E. Burleigh House, aka the J. J. O'Connor House,
Gregory Avenue, Wilmette IL. An American
Systems Built House. Sold in 2004 to Bennet and Piedal Kaye.
1916 - The C. E. Staley House, Waukegan IL. font>Staley was president of the People's Bank of Waukegan. Designed
by Rudolph Schindler while working for
Frank Lloyd Wright. Unbuilt.
The Joseph J. Bagley House,
47017 Lake View Avenue, Grand Beach MI.
Photo by Rick McNees.
1916 - The Rudolph Weisenborn House.
Designed by Rudolph
Schindler while working
Frank Lloyd Wright. Unbuilt.
1916 - The Frederick C. Bogk House,
2420 North Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee WI.
BW photo by Thomas Heinz.
Sold to Robert and Barbara Eisner.
1916 - The W. S. Carr House,
13303 Lakeview, Grand Beach MI. Destroyed
The Arthur R. Munkwitz Duplex Apartments,
1102-1112 North 27th
Street, Milwaukee WI. Destroyed in 1973. There
were two four-unit buildings. Bottom photo by Wayne
1916 - The Arthur L. Richards Duplex Apartments,
2720-2722 West Burnham
Boulevard, Milwaukee WI. Photos are of 2722. Sold in 2012 to
Steve and Xiu Quong Martinie.
The Arthur L. Richards Houses,
2714 West Burnham, Milwaukee WI. Photo is of 2714.
Both of these houses are owned by
Wright In Wisconsin. 2714 is open for tours. It is a
American System-Built Home, Model B1. 1835
AmAmerican System-Built Home, Model C3.
1916 - The Ernest Vosburgh House,
46208 Crescent Road, Grand Beach MI.
Photo by James McNally. Sold to Nancy Schmidt.
1916 - The Jerome Mendleson House, Thurlow Terrace. Unbuilt. r>Mendleson later went with architect Lewis Colt Albro.
The Aisaku Hayashi House, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. More than anyone else, it was
Imperial Hotel Manager
Aisaku Hayashi who was responsible for Wright getting the Imperial Hotel job in 1913
&n Wright's first residential project outside North
America was for Hayashi and his large
family. The house was remodeled repeatedly over the years and only
the living room now remains faithful to the original design. It is not open to
1917 - The Stephen M. B. Hunt House II,
1165 Algoma, Oshkosh WI.
Sold to Harold Buchholtz.
1917 - The
Oscar A. Johnson House, aka the Hanney House, 2614 Lincolnwood Drive, Evanston IL.
Commissioned 1915. An
example of the American System-Built scheme of construction, built by Hanney
& Sons builders.
Sold in 2008 to Stuart Wick and Suzanne
The Burhans-Ellinwood House,
aka the Guy C. Smith House,
10410 South Hoyne Avenue, Chicago IL.
American-System Built Houses. Sold to David and Debra Nemeth.
1918 - The Henry J. and Elsie J. Nuzman Allen House, aka the Allen-Lambe House,
Roosevelt Street, Wichita KS. Commissioned 1917.
continued to live in the house until late 1947. Sold to the Lambes.
Given to the
State University Endowment Association. Sold in 1990 to the
Allen-Lambe House Foundation. Now a museum, open for tours by
appointment only. BW photo by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
The Arinobu Fukuhara House, aka
Kanagawa-Ken, Hakone, Japan. Destroyed in an
earthquake in 1923.
1918 - The Tazaemon Yamamura House, aka
Hyogo-Ken, aka Yodoko Guest
House, Ashiya, Japan.
Open for tours on selected days.
1919 - The Workmen's Colony of Concrete Monolith Homes, Racine WI.
Rudolph Schindler while working for Wright
while Wright was in Tokyo.
1919 - The Mrs J. P. Shampay House, Beverly
Hills IL. The client withdrew amid many personality and legal conflicts during the
design stage. Model by Adrian Shih.
Designed by Rudolph
Schindler while working for Wright. Unbuilt.
1920 - The Aline Barnsdall House, aka the Hollyhock House,
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1917. A fiercely
independent feminist, bohemian, devotee and producer of
experimental theatre, and enormously wealthy heiress, Barnsdall
was a very public single mother at time when women were simply not single
mothers. Most importantly, she was the mother of modern architecture,
having brought Frank Lloyd Wright,
Rudolph Schindler, and
to California. The house was donated to the City of Los Angeles
in 1927. Renovated in 1947, then became part of the Los Angeles
Municipal Art Museum. Renovated again in the 1970's. Open
for public tours.
The Aline Barnsdall House A, aka the Directors House,
4804 Hollywood Boulevard, Los
Angeles CA. Designed by
Rudolph Schindler while working for Wright.
Commissioned 1919. Was later used as classroom space by the Los
Angeles Parks and Rec Department. In poor condition.
The Aline Barnsdall House B, aka the Oleanders house, aka the Actors
Vermont (at Hollywood Boulevard), Los Angeles CA. It was an
apartment house for actors. Designed by
Rudolph Schindler while working for
Barnsdall hired Schindler to do renovations in 1928. Commissioned 1919. Destroyed
1920 - The James B. Irving Cottage, 1320 Isabella Street, Wilmette IL. Recorded as a
"temporary house" for Irving to live while his primary house, below,
was constructed. Designed by
Rudolf Schindler while working for Wright. Sold
to Joe Catrambone in May 2012. He took the house apart and planned to move the house to his
Wauconda lakefront property in 2013. A monster house will be built on this
1920 - The
James B. Irving House,
Isabella Street, Wilmette IL.
Designed by John S. Ven Bergen
while working for Wright. Sold in 2012.
1923 - The Alice Millard House, aka the Mrs. George M. Millard
645 Prospect Crescent,
Pasadena CA. Sold to David Zander in 1996.
Restored by architects Marmol Radziner. For sale 2009-2013. Photos by Scott Mayoral.
1923 - The Dorothy Martin Foster House, Buffalo NY. Unbuilt. Dorothy was the daughter of Darwin Martin, a Wright client.
1923 - The Doheny Ranch Development for Edward L. Doheny, in what is now Beverly Hills CA. 411 acres. Commissioned 1922. Unbuilt. Wright may have prepared his design in the hope of gaining Doheny's interest, rather than as a response to a proposal request.
The land was later developed as Trousdale Estates.
1923 - The John B. Storer House,
8161 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA.
Wright's son Lloyd supervised construction and did the landscape
Storer sold the home in 1927 and died six years later.
Rudolph Schindler’s wife, Pauline, rented
the house briefly, and the home’s fifth owners, Charles and Helen
Druffel, were living here by 1935. For the Drufffels, Wright made
some alterations to the house to block out the homes on the hillside
towering above theirs. By the
early 1980s, the house had fallen into deterioration. It was on
the market for three years before being acquired in 1984 for by
motion picture producer Joel Silver, who did an extensive
restoration carried out under the supervision of
Wright's grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright, and Martin Eli Weil, past
president of the Los Angeles Conservancy. Silver also restored
the original landscaping and built a pool that had been planned but
had not been built. Silver sold to Richard P. and Jennifer
Emerson in 2002.
The Ras-el-Bar Beach Cottages, Dumyat (Damietta), Egypt. Designed to
be taken apart every year during the flooding season.
1924 - The Martin Sachse House, Deep Springs CA. Unbuilt.
1924 - House and Chapel, aka Desert Dwelling, for Albert M. Johnson, Grapevine
Canyon, Death Valley CA. 1500 acres. unbuilt.
1924 - The Charles and Mabel Ennis House, aka the Ennis-Brown
2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles CA.
Commissioned 1923. Wright's son Lloyd supervised construction.
In 1940 the house was sold to media personality John Nesbitt who had
it altered by Wright, adding a pool on the north terrace, a billiard
room on the ground floor, and a heating system. Nesbitt moved out in 1942
to a house designed for him by Richard Neutra. The eighth
owner was Augustus O. (Gus) Brown who bought it in 1968. In 1980 he
donated the house to what became the Ennis House Foundation.
Featured in Blade Runner and many other films.
Even before its completion it had structural instability. More
damage occurred due to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and the record
rain during 2004-2005. Basic shoring-up restoration work was completed in 2007
for $6.4 million. Was on the market for over two years.
Sold in July 2011 to Ron Burkle. As part of the transaction,
Mr. Burkle will provide some form of public access to the house a
minimum of 12 days per year. The easement stipulates this
access for future owners of the home as well.
1924 - Desert Dwelling for Frank Lloyd Wright, Death Valley CA
. Unbuilt. Two surviving drawings in Wright's hand that he later identified as a desert dwelling for himself started in 1921 are now assumed to have been done in conjunction with his design for the A. M. Johnson compound. He might have planned the studio as a personal retreat to be located on part of Albert Johnson's ranch, but this is speculation.
Drawings indicate concrete block construction with corbelled courses creating angled effects similar to the much larger Johnson compound. Wright labeled the major space a "cool patio"; octagonal in shape, it was to contain a circular pool at its center with an oculus in the ceiling above.
1927 - The Darwin D. and Isabelle Martin Summer House, aka Greycliff, aka
Jewel on the Lake,
6472 Old Lakeshore, Derby NY. Built
overlooking Lake Erie. In 1926, a garage was added. By
1951, it was a home for an order of Catholic priests, the Piarist Fathers,
who turned it into a
boarding school. Sold in 1997 to the nonprofit Graycliff
Conservancy. Open for public tours.
aka Ocatillo, Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Compound and Studio,
near Chandler AZ. Destroyed. This was FLW's base while he
was working on "San Marcos in the Desert" for Alexander
Chandler. Wright was spending so much time in the desert that he
built a small very rustic compound which had
drafting rooms, sleeping quarters, and a kitchen.
1928 - The Owen D. Young House, and the Wellington and Ralph Cudney House, near Chandler AZ.
Part of the unrealized San Marcos resort plan consisted of two designs for private homes.
The stock market crash of 1929 killed this project.
1929 - The Richard Lloyd Jones House, aka Westhope,
3704 South Birmingham
Avenue, Tulsa OK. The roof leaked from the very beginning. Aerial
view from 1930. BW interiors by Thomas Heinz. Owned
by Barbara Baxter.
1929 - St. Mark's Apartments for William Norman Guthrie, New York NY
. Commissioned 1925. These stemmed from Wright's vision for Usonia, a new American culture based on the synthesis of architecture and landscape. Although the project was unbuilt, its concepts were materialized thirty years later in Wright's Price Tower in Oklahoma.
1929 - The Samuel and Harriet Freeman House,
1962 Glencoe Way, Los Angeles CA.
Commissioned 1923. Wright's son Lloyd supervised construction.
worked on the project and
designed the furniture. As soon as Wright finished it, Harriet Freeman brought in Schindler,Richard Neutra and others to do repairs and modifications. She lived in the house until 1986, when she donated it to
the University of Southern California School of Architecture which
opened it for tours. From 1986 to 1997, architect Jeffrey Chusid lived in the house as stewart for the University. In 2005, a stabilization project was
completed using a $901,000 FEMA grant and $1.5 million in University
funds. A full restoration still needs to be completed, due to
earthquake damage. Now closed for tours.
The Malcolm E. Willey House,
255 Bedford Street, Minneapolis MN.
Sold to Harvey Glanzer. Sold in 2002 to Steven Sikora.
1935 - The Edgar J. Kaufmann House, aka Fallingwater,
Highway 381, Mill Run PA. Fallingwater is Wright's most famous residence; in
fact many believe it is America's most famous residence except for
Biltmore in Asheville NC. He designed a guest
house in 1938 and an addition to the guest house in 1948. In 1963
Edgar Kaufmann Jr. donated it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
who opened it for public tours in 1964.
In 2001, the Conservancy launched
an $11.5 million restoration project for major structural repairs;
restoration of its wood furniture, steel sash windows, and doors;
waterproofing of its flat roofs and terraces; the construction of an
on-site zero-discharge waste management system; and an ambitious
landscaping plan to improve the visitor experience while protecting
the Fallingwater property. The structural repair to Fallingwater's main level was completed in March 2002.
Second photo by Christopher Little, others by George Smart taken in 2007.
1936 - The Paul R. and Jean Hanna House, aka Honeycomb,
Frenchman's Road, Stanford CA. After living in the house
for 38 years, the Hannas deeded the property to Stanford University
in 1974. Used for University
functions and open for tours. BW photos by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
1936 - The Herbert I. Jacobs House I,
Madison WI. Wright's first "Usonian"
house. Sold around 1986 to James Dennis.
1936 - The Mrs. Abby Beecher Roberts House, aka Deertrack, County
Highway 492, Marquette MI. She was the mother-in-law of
who oversaw the project while working for Wright.
1937 - The Ben Rebhuhn House,
9A Myrtle, Great Neck Estates NY.
The house was damaged by a fire in the 1970s. Restoration work was
overseen by Morton Delson. Notable owners of the house have
included Texas oil heiress Diane Reid. Owned by Terry and Amy Braden as of
1937 - The Herbert F. Johnson House,
33 East Four Mile Road, Wind Point WI. Donated
by Johnson and his wife to The Johnson Foundation in 1959 as an international
educational conference facility. Public tours
available. Photo by Christopher Gideon.
1938 - The Ralph Jester House, Palos Verdes CA. Unbuilt.
1938 - The Albert R. Blackbourn House, aka the
Life Magazine House. Wright's
design was featured as one of "Eight Houses for Modern Living,"
published September 1938. Wright designed them a modern house; Royal
Barry Wills designed them a more traditional house. Unbuilt.
1938 - The Charles and Dorothy Manson House,
1224 Highland Park Boulevard,
Wausau WI.For sale 2008-2011.
1938 - The Suntop Homes:
Ardmore PA. Owned as of 2011 by Richard J. Sands.
307 East Spring
Avenue, Ardmore PA. Sold in 2000 to Paul and Mia Bloomfield.
The design was
commissioned by Otto Tod Mallery of the Tod Company in 1938 to increase single-family dwelling density in
the suburbs. In cooperation with Wright, the Tod Company secured a
patent intending to sell development rights
for Suntops across the country. The first (and only one) of the four
original quadruple units planned for Ardmore was built in 1939, with
the involvement of Wright's master builder Harold Turner, after
initial construction estimates far surpassed the project budget. The
design was based upon a series of four individual Usonian dwellings arranged
together around a central point, in a pinwheel plan. Wright
arranged the four units asymmetrical on the lot so that no unit
looked directly at another (or any existing neighbor), thereby
maximizing privacy and shared green space at the same time.
1939 - The Lewis N. Bell House, aka Hillcrown, Los Angeles CA. Unbuilt.
1939 - The Andrew F. H. Armstrong House,
43 Cedar Trail, Ogden Dunes IN.
Photo by Peter Beers.
1939 - The Sidney Bazett House,
101 Reservoir Road, Hillsborough CA.
Sold in 2012 to the Frank Laurence Gregory Trust.
1939 - The Joseph Euchtman House,
6807 Cross Country Boulevard,
Pikesville MD. Photo by Peter Beers.
The Lloyd Lewis House,
153 Little St. Mary's Road, Libertyville IL.
BW photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. Color photo by Thomas Heinz.
1939 - The Rose and Gertrude Pauson House, aka Shiprock, Phoenix AZ.
Built for two sisters, it burned in 1942 and the ruins remained for
nearly 40 years before being bulldozed for a new 1980 highway.
Middle two photos are digital recreations. Bottom photo is of the ruins in 1979,
the fireplace and chiimney of which were saved to be an entrance marker for
other FLW houses in the area.
1939 - The Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum House,
601 Riverview Drive, Florence AL. Wright
did an addition in 1948.
The house was bought from Mildred Rosenbaum by the City of Florence
in 1999. Restored in 2002. The City runs the house
as a public museum. Color photo by Janet Powell.
BW photos by Wayne Andrews/ESTO.
The Bernard and Fern Schwartz House, aka Still Bend,
3425 Adams Street, Two Rivers WI.
Sold in 1971 to second owners. Sold to
Gary Ditmer and Michael Ditmer, who have made it
available for overnight stay.
The C. Leigh Stevens House and Plantation, aka Auldbrass,
SC. Commissioned 1938. 315 acres. According to
South Carolina Plantations, there was a fire which burned some of the
outbuildings in 1952. In 1962, Stevens died and he gave Auldbrass to his son and daughter, Jessica Stevens Loring. She bought
out her brother's share and moved in in 1971 to began extensive
repairs. In 1976, the Lorings had Auldbrass nominated for the
National Register of Historic Places. In 1979, due to the
constant upkeep of all the buildings and land, the Lorings sold
Auldbrass to Boise Cascade, a timber company. Almost immediately the
land was sold to Westvaco Corporation.
Westvaco sold the buildings
and a small parcel of land to a group of local hunters and the
property deteriorated. The hunters realized the buildings
were not well-suited to hunting and tried to donate them to Clemson
Beaufort County Open Land Trust facilitated a
easement and the complex remained in bad shape until 1987
when Hollywood produder Joel Silver bought it. In 1988 he started to restore
and finish Auldbrass the way Wright and Stevens planned, consulting with FLW grandson Eric Lloyd Wright.
Bottom photo of a staff cottage by Doro Thielisch.
Auldbrass Plantation is open to the public only
two days every two
years. Guest houses designed by Wright and adapted by Hilton Head SC
architect Tom Crews will be built at some point.
NCMH toured the complex in 2011.
And again in
1939 - The George D. Sturges House,
449 Skyewiay Road,
Los Angeles CA. The project architect was
John Lautner. Sold in the 1990's to Jack Larson and Jim
Bridges. BW photo by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
1939 - The Katherine Winckler and Alma Goetsch House,
aka the Goetsch-Winkler House,
2410 Hulett Road, Okemos MI.
Sold to Daniel and Audrey Seidman, who owned it as of 2011. BW photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. Color photo by James McNally.
Around 1939 - The Martin Pence Project, Hilo HI. Unbuilt. Two
drawings arrived in 1939, a plot plan showing the siting of house with entry
road -- and a floor plan and exterior perspective looking up to the house over
the pool. It was basically the Ralph Jester House plan except for the addition
of a second bedroom in place of the Jester's outdoor breakfast area and the
enlarging of the bathroom. The Pences loved the design, even with the novel
circular beds and the compact kitchen. A construction firm bid to build was
Based on his income, the Pence's had calculated that they could not go higher
than $12,000. Two months later Wright sednt a second plan - a compact, two-story
design using hexagonal spaces upon a hexagon module. The Pence's didn't like
proposal even if it would meet their budget, which was doubtful. Mr.
Pences regretfully sent Mr. Wright a check for $250, the fee agreed upon, and
the project ended. The Pences kept zerox copies of the two houses. They
sold their lot and purchased an existing home two lots west.
1940 - The John C. and Ruth Pew House, aka the Poor Man's Fallingwater,
3650 Lake Mendota Drive,
Hills WI. Commissioned 1939. Sold in 1983. Sold in
2006 to Eliot Butler. 4th BW photo by Ezra Stoller/ESTO. Larger color
photos by John Clouse. For sale in 2013.
1940 - The Crystal City Project, aka Crystal Heights, Washington DC. Designed for D. C.'s last large undeveloped tract, a 10-acre prarcel in the Temple Heights neighborhood of northwest Washington. The site included the area where the Hilton now sits and extended down Connecticut Avenue to Florida Avenue. Though commonplace now, its mix of commercial uses with residential was unprecedented in 1940.
Fourteen closely spaced high rise towers included a 2,500 room hotel, retail space, apartment units, and an 1,100 seat theater. To accommodate cars, Wright tucked a parking structure behind the retail and under a terraced platform. The apartment towers were originally designed for another unbuilt project, St. Mark's Towers in New York City, which were later used in the design of the Price Tower in Oklahoma. Each duplex was identical with 2 upper level bedrooms opening onto the living room with approximately 800 square feet.
The zoning board refused to give a variance allowing a commercial-residential mix for a residential zone and though the developer and Wright agreed to reduce the height, it is believed that it may have also been due to a dislike of modern architecture. The project was abandoned.
1940 - The Gregor S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck House,
1925 North Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Top two BW
photos by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. In 1980, the Michigan Society of
Architects named the house as one of Michigan's 50 most significant
1940 - The Theodore Baird House,
38 Shays Street, Amherst MA.
Photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. As of 2012, owned by Jean Hoffman.
1940 - The James B. Christie House,
190 Jockey Hollow Road, Bernardsville NJ.
Sold in 2009 to Michael P. and Louise A. McNally.
1940 - The Clarence Sondern House,
3600 Belleview Avenue,
Kansas City MO. Commissioned 1939. In 1948 it was sold to Arnold Adler who
commissioned Wright for an addition.
Sold in 2011 to James L. Blair.
1941 - The Arch and Eleanor Oboler House, aka Eaglefeather,
32436 West Mulholland, Malibu
CA. Included several buildings. Commissioned 1940. In 1944, Oboler had Wright enlarge
the gatehouse. In 1955, the couple had Wright design
another small house on the 120-acre property, where the couple lived
until Arch Oboler's
death in 1987. The land was sold and sub-divided shortly after.
1941 - The Loren and Charlotte Pope House, aka the Pope-Leighey
1005 Locust Street, Falls Church VA. Commissioned 1939.
Pope and his family lived there until 1946. Sold to
Robert and Marjorie Leighey in 1946. In 1961, it was condemned to
make way for Interstate 66. Marjorie Leighey donated the
home to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1964, along
with $31,500 to help pay for the relocation. The home was
dismantled, moved, and reconstructed on the property of Woodlawn
9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria VA, where it opened to
the public in 1965. In 1995, the house was again relocated 30 feet
to its present location. Guided tours daily.
1941 - The Roy Peterson House, Racine WI. Unbuilt.
1941 - The Carlton (Carl) D. Wall House, aka Snowflake,
12305 North Beck
Road, Plymouth Township MI. In 1947, they added a 1000 sf
bedroom wing. In 1983, it was sold to
Tom Monaghan, founder
of Domino's Pizza and used on a rotating basis by his executives.
Monaghan at one time had one of the largest collections of FLW furniture. Sold in the late 1980s.
1942 - Cloverleaf Quadruple Housing, Pittsfield MA
Unbuilt. Designed for the
US Defense Housing Program on a hundred acre tract. There were to be 25 Fourplex houses, home to 100 families
. In order to meet the program's strict cost limit of $3,500 per dwelling unit ($14,000 per fourplex), the houses were planned to be made from standardized precast concrete elements. Each quadrant also incorporates a 16' x 36' courtyard along cross walls improving lighting and venting.
The Herbert I. Jacobs House II, aka the Solar Hemicycle House, Old Sauk Road,
WI. Top photo by Middleton Bernard Pyron. Bottom photo by Ezra
1944 - Model for
the Gerald M. Loeb House, aka Tenaya, Lonetown Road, Redding CT.
Unbuilt. Photos by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
The Arnold Friedman Lodge, aka Fir Tree,
Highway 63, Pecos NM.
carport was added later, and after that, a swimming pool (not by Wright).
1950 - The Lowell E. and Agnes Walter House, aka Cedar Rock, Quasqueton IA.
Commissioned 1945. Wright chose or designed nearly everything, including
the furniture, carpets, draperies, and accessories. When Walter died in August of 1981, he and his wife, Agnes, left
Cedar Rock to the Iowa Conservation Commission. Available for public
tours. BW photos by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
1946 - The Amy Alpaugh Studio/Residence,
71 North Peterson Park
Road, Northport MI.
1946 - The Douglas Grant House,
3400 Adel Drive SE, Cedar Rapids IA. The home is at the top of a ridge,
so while it appears to be one story, only the top floor is visible
from the certain vantage points. The lower level contains the living
room, dining room, kitchen, and utilities area. The upper level
contains 4 bedrooms.
1946 - The Chauncey Griggs House,
6816 79th Street
West, Lakewood WA.
1946 - The Alvin L. Miller House,
1107 Court Street, Charles City IA. Sold to Bruce
Dietrich. Dick Young built an addition from plans originally
drawn by Wright that the Millers never built. Flooded in 2008.
Sold to Paul and Jeannette Griffin in 2011. Undergoing
renovation as of 2012, again by Dick Young.
The A. H. Bulbulian House,
1229 Skyline Drive, Rochester MN. Last sold in 2005 to Rachel S. Bulbulian.
An article in Rochester Magazine says Blue Planet Museum Consulting did an extensive remodel over a seven year period.
The Vincent J. Scully, Jr. House, New Haven CT. Unbuilt. Wright's plan
was too expensive, so he paid Wright's fee then
designed his own glass-walled house in the woods.
1947 - The Paul V. Palmer House,
Phoenix AZ. Unbuilt. Based on the Ralph Jester house, of five years earlier. The materials were to be cement plaster and cut stone. The entire house was to be set upon an earth platform. stThe Palmers asked for many substantial changes, and the project was abandoned altogether when it became obvious that no mutual agreement was possible between architect and client.
- The Albert Adelman House,
7111 North Barnett,
Fox Point WI. BW photos by Ezra Stoller/ESTO. Sold to Bertram Karpf.
Sold in 1996 to Michael and Anna Brennan. Sold in 2002 to First American
Title. Sold in 2004 to Eugene Cox.
1948 - The Carroll Alsop House,
aka the Mitchell House,
1907 A Avenue East, Oskaloosa IA.
1948 - The Erling P. Brauner House,
2527 Arrowhead Road, Okemos MI.
Photo by James McNally. Sold in 1992 to James Gibbs.
1948 - The Samuel Eppstein House,
11098 Hawthorn Drive, Galesburg MI.
Part of the Galesburg County Homes Development, now called The Acres.
Top photo by James McNally. Bottom photo by Jim Steinhart.
1948 - The Sol Friedman House, aka Toyhill, Usonia II,
11 Orchard Brook
Pleasantville NY. BW photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. Owned by Jon F.
Smith Jr. as of 2012.
1948 - The J. Willis Hughes House, aka Fountainhead,
Sold in 1980 to architect Robert P. Adams who did a renovation. Top photo by Natalie Maynor.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1948 - The Herman T. Mossberg House,
1404 Ridgedale Road, South Bend IN.
Middle photos by
Ezra Stoller/ESTO. 4th photo by Peter Beers. Bottom two photos by
John Clouse. Owned as of 2012 by James Hillman, Herman Mossberg's
grandson, and his wife Jill.
The Jack and Alice Lamberson House, aka the Robert McCormick
aka the Peter Maunu House,
511 North Park Avenue, Oskaloosa IA.
Address needs verification.
1948 - The Robert Levin House,
2816 Taliesin Drive, Kalamazoo MI.
Photo by R. McNees.
Owned as of 2012 by Richard and Patricia Williams.
The Curtis Meyer House,
11108 Hawthorne Drive, Galesburg MI.
Part of the Galesburg County Homes Development, now called The Acres. Photo by James McNally.
1948 - The Eric and Pat Pratt House,
11036 Hawthorne Drive, Galesburg, MI.
Part of the Galesburg County Homes Development, now called The Acres.
Lowell Walter Boathouse and River Pavilion,
2611 Quasqueton Diagonal
Boulevard, Quasqueton IA.
1948 - The David I. Weisblatt House,
11185 Hawthorne Drive, Galesburg MI.
Part of the Galesburg County Homes Development, now called The Acres.
Bottom two photos by John Clouse. As of 2012, still owned by the Weisblatt
The Della Walker House, aka the Mrs. Clinton Walker House,
Scenic Road at Martin Street, Carmel CA. Addition in 1956.
Featured in the 1959 movie "A Summer Place."
1948 - The Iovanna Lloyd Wright Sun Cottage, aka Sun Trap, Taliesin West,
This is a free-standing structure
located east of the main complex. It initially served as early
living space for the Wrights and was expanded in 1948. In
1962 it was enclosed as a studio for
Bottom photo by Michael Stevens.
1949 - The Melvyn Maxwell (Smithy) Smith and Sarah Smith House,
5045 Ponvalley Road, Bloomfield Hills MI.
Photo by Peter Beers. Commissioned 1946. BW photo by Donald Kalec. Owned as of 2012 by Anne
Smith, needs verification.
1949 - The Charles Weltzheimer House,
aka the Weltzheimer/Johnson House,
127 Woodhaven Drive, Oberlin OH.
Commissioned 1947. Top photo by John McNally. The
Weltzheimer family lived in the house until 1963 when the property
was sold to developers and "remodeling" efforts scarred the space.
However, in 1968, Art History Professor Ellen H. Johnson purchased
it and began restoration. In 1992 at her death, the house was given
to Oberlin College to serve as a guesthouse for the Art Department
and the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The house is now open to the
public for tours twice a month.
1949 - The Maynard P. and Katie Buehler House,
6 Great Oak Circle, Orinda CA.
Commissioned 1948. The grounds were designed by Henry
Matsutani, who also designed the Japanese Gardens in San Francisco's
Golden Gate Park. Seriously damaged by fire in 1994 and rebuilt by
Alward Construction with the
guidance of the original Clerk of the Works,
Walter Olds, who Wright assigned to the project in 1948.
The house was listed on
the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. As of 2011, owned by
Robert Rey, trustee.
For sale 2011-2013.
1949 - The Howard E. Anthony House,
1150 Miami Road, Benton Harbor MI.
Photo by Peter Beers. BW photo by Ezra Stoller. Color photos by John
1949 - The Eric V. Brown House,
2806 Taliesin Drive, Kalamazoo MI.
Top photo by Jim Steinhart.
Sold to Peter and Janet Copeland.
Last two photos by John Clouse.
1949 - The James and Dolores Edwards House,
2504 Arrowhead Road, Okemos MI.
Built of brick and cypress with brick floors.
A second wing was added in 1968 along
with a studio and a garage by Taliesin Associated Architects for
owner F. Jerome Corr. The exterior woodwork was refinished in 1972
by William T. Martin, III. Owned as of 2012 by trustees for Mary Ann
1949 - The Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent House,
4646 Spring Brook Road, Rockford IL.
They lived there over 57 years.
Sold in 2012. Open for tours. Bottom photo by John Clouse.
1949 - The Ward and Helen McCartney House,
2662 Taliesin Drive, Kalamazoo MI.
Sold in 2004 to Mark Spaulding. Sold in 2012 to John Meyers. Photo by John Meyers.
1949 - The Henry J. and Freida Neils House,
2801 Burnham Boulevard, Minneapolis MN.
Sold to Mary McGee Trust. Sold in 2007 to Noa Starky.
1950 - The Robert and Gloria Berger House,
259 Redwood Road, San Anselmo CA.
Built by the owner over a period of years.
One son wrote to Wright and asked him to design a doghouse, which Wright did at
no cost. Wright also designed furniture for the house.
For sale by
Berger heirs in 2012. Photos 2, 3, 4 by Jean Von Trende.
1950 - The Raymond Carlson House,
1123 West Palos Verde Drive, Phoenix AZ. Owners as of 2004 were George
Shepard III and Jeffrey Eldot.
1950 - The Richard and Elaine Davis House, aka Woodside,
1119 Overlook Road, Marion IN.
Davis’ second wife, Madelyn Pugh Davis, was co-writer of
I Love Lucy on TV. She lived there until
they moved to California in 1966. Sold to Matt and Mirka Harris.
1950 - The S. P. Elam House, aka the Plunkett House,
309 21st Street SW, Austin MN.
As of 2012 , still owned by the Plunketts.
1950 - The R. Bradford and Ina Harper House,
207 Sunnybank Street, St. Joseph MI.
Middle photo by Ezra Stoller. Bottom photo by R. McNees.
1950 - The John and Dorothy Haynes House,
3901 North Washington Road, Fort Wayne IN.
Sold in 1959. Sold in 1970. Sold around 1974 to architect John
Shoaff. Sold to 2000 to Frank and Patte Owings. Sold in 2004 to
Richard J. Herber who with his father Heinrich did a faithful restoration.
In 2008, the Fort Wayne Historic Preservation Review Board created a local
historic district, just for the house, at Herber's request.
Available for overnight stay.
1950 - The Thomas E. Keys House,
1217 Skyline Drive, Rochester MN.
1950 - The Arthur C. Mathews House,
83 Wisteria Way, Atherton CA.
Sold around 1970 to Harold Sox, Sr. Photo by Martina Glenn. As of
2012, owned by the Betty Sox and John Badenhop III Trust.
1950 - The Robert Muirhead House, aka Muirhead Farmhouse, 2
miles east of IL 47, Rohrsen Road, Plato Center IL.
bed and breakfast.
1950 - The William and Mary Palmer House, 227 Orchard Hills Drive, Ann Arbor MI.
Has been sold. Rentable
for nightly stays.
1950 - The Wilbur C. Pearce House,
5 Bradbury Hills Road, Bradbury CA.
Owned by Konrad Pearce since 2003.
1950 - The Donald (Don) A. and Mary Lou Schaberg House,
1155 Wrightwind Drive, Okemos MI.
This five-bedroom, four-bath, 3,800-square-foot home had an 1964 addition
designed by Wright’s apprentice, John Howe.
Auctioned in 2005. Sold in 2008 to James Schultz and Lela Ivey. Has been remodeled,
bottom two photos by Christopher Schaberg, grandson of the original
1950 - The Richard C. and Berenice Smith House,
332 East Linden Drive, Jefferson WI.
Sold in 1994 to Kathy J. Kowalske.
1950 - The Karl A. Staley House,
6363 Lake Road, North Madison OH.
Sold to John and Susan Turben, needs verification.
1950 - The J. A. Sweeton House,
373 Kings Highway, Cherry Hill NJ.
Sold in 2007 to Dan Nichols and Christine Denario.
1950 - The Robert D. Winn House,
2822 Taliesin Drive, Kalamazoo MI.
to Larry and Bonnie Rupert.
1950 - The Isadore J. and Lucille Zimmerman House,
223 Heather Street, Manchester NH.
1600 sf. When the Zimmerman's passed away
in the 1980's, the Currier Gallery of Art took possession and it is open to the public for tours.
1951 - The Benjamin Adelman House,
5802 North 30th Street, Phoenix AZ.
Initially 700 sf plus a 500sf guest house. Constructed from a
design Wright had done in the 1940s. Built by a crew of Native
Americans. Sold in 2002 after many renovations.
Now 3365 sf. In the
1980s, it was refurbished and expanded by architect Fred Bloch.
1951 - The David and Gladys Wright House,
East Exeter Boulevard, Phoenix AZ. David Wright was FLW's son.
Commissioned 1950. FLW did a 350sf guest house in 1954. The Wrights
continued to live in their home until David died in 1997 at the age of 102 and
Gladys passed away in 2008 at the age of 104. They both outlived their only son,
In 2009, their three granddaughters sold the
house for $2.8 million to JT Morning Glory Enterprises LP, who apparently
intended to renovate and keep the house. The group's members included Jean
Tichenor, Spencer Russell and Carolyn Russell.
in early 2012 to
developers 8081 Meridian Corporation.
While promising the house would be preserved, they attained a demolition permit.
The City of Phoenix revoked the demolition permit and considered landmark
designation. Sold October 2012 to David Wright House LLC, which promised to preserve the house and turn it
over to a nonprofit for the future.
1951 - The Edward Serlin House, aka Usonia,
12 Laurel Hill
Road, Pleasantville NY.
Commissioned 1949. Sold to Mike Pinkus and Julie Wisker. Sold in
2008 to Mark Frieder.
1951 - The A. K. Chahroudi Summer Cottage, aka the Massaro House, Petra Island, Lake Mahopac NY.
Wright designed a 1200 sf cottage which is still on the island,
bottom right photo.
He also designed a larger house which was unbuilt for over 40 years.
In 1991, the property was sold to Joseph Massaro. All that survived of the original larger
Chahroudi commission were five Wright drawings, including a floor
plan with ideas for built-in and stand-alone furniture, a building
section, and three elevations. Massaro got the original plans
from Chahroudi's sone. After rejecting Taliesin Architects
because their fees were too high, Massaro hired Thomas A.
Heinz, an architect and Wright historian, to complete the unfinished
design. It was built between
2003 and 2007. Occasionally open for
tours by nonprofit groups. Photos from the LA Times.
Was on the market in late 2010.
Architects does not certify this as a Wright house (as they were not
in charge) but Massaro definitely considers it a Wright house.
1951 - The Welbie L. Fuller House,
317 Sandy Hook Drive, Pass Christian MS.
Demolished by Hurricane Camille
in August 1969. Bottom photo by Phillip Roach.
1951 - The Charles F. Glore House,
170 North Mayflower Road, Lake Forest IL. 2
The house fell into severe disrepair by
the 1970's and was vacant by the 1980's. It was in danger of being
demolished, and the two acre parcel was subdivided. The new
owners did a renovation. The outside terrace, built in 1987,
realizes the original which was not built. Sold
in 1999 to Richard and Beth Katz. Sold in 2007 to
architect Megan Hauswirth Beidler and her husband
Frank Beidler IV.
1951 - The Russell W. and Ruth G. Kraus House,
120 North Ballas Road, Kirkwood MO.
Ruth Kraus died in 1992, and Russell Kraus spent several years
searching for a caretaker for the house. In 2001 he sold the house to a non-profit
organization, The Frank
Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. They
turned over the title of the property to the St. Louis County
Department of Parks and Recreation but continue to preserve it and open it to the public.
1951 - The Stuart Richardson House,
63 Chestnut Hill Place, Glen Ridge NJ.
Commissioned 1941. Composed
entirely of hexagons. Sold in 1970 to a new owner. As of 2009, owned
by Edith Payne.
1951 - The Nathan Rubin House,
518 44th Street, Canton OH.
and his wife fell in love with an earlier Wright home, the
Weltzheimer house, and commissioned Wright to design one for them.
Built in 1951, Wright originally designed it for a group of Usonian
homes in Okemos, MI. Best seen from Frazer Avenue.
1952 - The John O. Carr House,
1544 Portage Run, Glenview IL.
Commissioned 1950. 1900 sf. 3 acres, with another 3 acre
parcel adjacent. Sold in 1966 to architect Edward
S. Busche. Busche added on 2000 sf in 1982.
addition appeared in a 1982 issue of House Beautiful magazine, shown
1952 - The Roland and Ronny Reisley House, aka Usonia,
44 Usonia Road, Pleasantville NY.
The original house had one bedroom, a study, and kitchen with a total
of 1,800 square feet. Wright returned five years later to design a
1,400 square foot addition. Commissioned 1951. As of 2003, occupied by the original owners.
1952 - The Quentin Blair House,
5588 Greybull Highway, Cody WY.
40 acres. The
house has been since modified and somewhat enlarged in consultation from
Taliesin Architects. It is the only Wright house in
Wyoming. The home was featured on the cover of the June 1956
Household Magazine, photo above.
1952 - The Ray and Mimi Brandes House,
2202 212th Avenue SE, Issaquah WA.
As of 1999, this became a Sammamish WA address. 2300 sf.
Wright designed the built-ins as well as the free-standing furniture,
which was handcrafted by Ray Brandes of redwood lumber and plywood. 20
acres. Sold to Brandes' son,
Jack Cullen and Deborah L. Vick. Sold in 2008 to
Ko Land Limited Partnership (Daniel Sheehan).
1952 - The Seamour and Gerte Shavin House,
334 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN.
Commissioned 1949. Top photo by James McNally. The Shavins grew
up just below the bluff on which the house sits. This house is
one of the few that Wright designed to sit on top of a hill, and it
offers spectacular views. After saving up to design a house,
the Shavins hired Wright and got of his late Usonians. The
furniture includes a dining room suite made from the cypress.
In the late 1980's they completed a painstaking rejuvenation of the
cypress eaves and a new roof. They raised their family in the house
and remain there still. The bedrooms are ship's-cabin tiny but
include built-in's and lighting to make them very comfortable. The
carport is an outrageous cantilever on a site subject to high winds.
Other photos (taken 1989) from Jack Logan.
1952 - The George Lewis House, aka Spring Hill,
Road, Tallahassee FL,
home designed by Wright in Florida. Sold to Clifton V. Lewis.
1952 - The R. W. Lindholm House, aka Mantyla,
Route 33, Cloquet MN.
Wright also did a gas station for Lindholm, bottom photo. House was for sale in 2012.
1952 - The Arthur Pieper House,
6442 East Cheney Road,
Paradise Valley AZ. Pieper was a student at Taliesin. With the help of Taliesin fellow
Charles Montooth, Pieper built the home himself. The two men formed
Horizon Builders to fabricate the blocks for Wright's concrete
houses. The design was a lower cost home with a smaller floor plan
to make it more affordable to the general public. When their
business did not catch on, Pieper moved east and Montooth joined
Taliesin Associated Architects. In 1997, an addition 3-4
times the size of the original home was added, leaving the original
portion a mere wing to the back. The original at that time was
clad with Dryvit, an insulation material, to match the new addition.
1952 - The Frank S. Sander House, aka Springbough,
Road, Stamford CT. 2.3 acres. Top photo is before a 2000
renovation, bottom after renovation. 2200 sf.
Built into the side
of a rocky ledge. Bought in 1996 by Anne Del Gaudi who
replaced the cantilevered deck in 2000 with one that would allow her
to view the surrounding trees from a seated position, along with a
screened in porch. Del Gaudi sold in 2004 to Erik Gavrilik, who
demolished the 'new' deck and replaced it in 2006 with a porch
like the original FLW version.
1953 - The Jorgine Boomer Cottage, aka
5808 North 30th Street,
Phoenix AZ. 1413 square feet. She and husband Lucius planned to have Wright rebuild the Pauson residence in 1945. But when her husband passed away unexpectedly in a plane wreck, she had the smaller home built. Jorgine Boomer lived in the house only a few years before donating it to the Phoenix Art Museum. Unable to maintain it or use it for museum functions, partly because of zoning restrictions and partly due to location, the museum sold it in 1963.
As of 2010, owned by Gilleland Residence Trust.
1953 - The Patrick and Margaret Kinney House,
424 North Fillmore Street, Lancaster WI.
To help keep the costs down, Patrick Kinney acted as
the home's contractor.The Kinney's raised three children
and in 1964, Taliesin fellow John H. Howe designed a detached
northeast wing to accommodate the growing family. Patrick Kinney
died there in 2004. Margaret Kinney continued to live in the home part of
the year until her death in March 2011. Was on tour in September 2011. Second photo by
Peter Beers. Photos 3 and 4 by T. Heggland. Bottom two photos
by John Clouse.
1953 - The Lewis H. Goddard House,
Plymouth MI. BW photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO.
1953 - The Louis A. Penfield House,
2203 River Road,
Willoughby Hills OH. Includes a radiant heat system in the
with Colorundum, a process that colors the cement while its still
wet, the floor will never need painting. Son Paul Penfield grew
up in the house and owns it now.
Available for overnight stay,
but NOT for tours.
At one time, a second home, aka Riverrick, by Wright was designed for
the Penfields because a freeway was scheduled to demolish their home. The freeway
never happened, but son Paul Penfield is working to built the second
1953 - The Harold Price, Jr. House, aka Hillside, aka
Star View Farm,
2800 South Silver Lake Road, Bartlesville OK. Built for the son of
Harold Price, one of Wright's
Usonian Exhibition House and Pavilion for the "Sixty Years of Living
Architecture" New York NY. Built on the grounds of what would
Guggenheim Museum. There were two structures, the New York
Usonian Exhibition and the Pavilion, built at the same time. The
dining room furniture were designed and built specifically for the
exhibition house. After the exhibition, the house was
auctioned. The buyer contracted polio and the house was put
into storage for 30 years. In 1984, it was auctioned again.
Tom Monaghan of Domino's Pizza won, paying $117,000. By that point,
however, the materials had deteriorated (and many were missing).
Monaghan donated the house to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building
Conservancy, which determined that the house could not be restored
and opted to auction it once more, for parts, in 1992.
BW photos by Ezra Stoller/ESTO.
1953 - The Robert Llewellyn Wright House,
7927 Deepwell Drive,
Bethesda MD. Designed for Wright's sixth child. It is one of two Wright designs in
Maryland. The grounds were landscaped by Lloyd Wright, another
son, in 1960. Still in the Wright family as of 2011.
1954 - The E. Clarke
and Julia Arnold House,
954 Dix Street, Columbus WI. All of the angles are either 60
degrees or 120 degrees forming equilateral parallelogram modules
having 4' long sides. Wright approved a bedroom wing addition in 1959
and the plans were in preparation when he died in April that year.
His apprentice John Howe drafted a second design which established
the final Y-shaped plan.
1954 - The Abraham and Gloria Bachman House, aka the Wilson
House, aka the Bachman-Wilson House,
1423 Millstone River Road, Hillsborough NJ. In 1988 sold toSharon Tarantino
of Tarantino Architects. She and her husband completed a full
restoration, including the furniture. Tarantino plans
to add a guest house and pool. The house tends to flood frequently so
moving it is essential. Sold
in 2007 to 21 Forest Crossing LLC. For sale as of
March 2011 for $5M, including a move and future renovation, to
21 Forest Crossing, Sagaponack
1954 - The John E. Christian House, aka Samara, 1301 Woodland Avenue,
West Lafayette IN. 2200 sf. Tours available by
reservation. BW photo by Susan
1954 - The Ellis Feiman House,
452 Santa Clara
Street NW, Canton OH.
Photo by Anthony McCune. By 2008, the house had badly deteriorated,
including water damage. Owned by Richard and Linda Barber.
As of late 2010, undergoing repairs.
1954 - The Gabrielle Austin House, aka Broad Margin,
Avondale, Greenville SC. Commissioned 1951.
by Wright after a line in "Maiden" by Henry Thoreau "I love a broad
margin in my life." Two acres.
1900 sf. The
only alteration is a portion of the kitchen cabinets that was
replaced after a fire. As of 1978, the owners were Roy and
Carol Palmer. Sold in 1997 to Frederick Bristol Jr./Broad Margin LLC.
The John J. and Syd Dobkins House,
Plain Center Avenue, Canton OH.
About 2,000 square feet. The house was purchased by Daniel and
Diane Chrzanowski in 1997 after the death of the original owner.
Photos by Scott Boultman and Adrienne Derosa.
1954 - The Louis B. Frederick House,
28 West County Line Road,
Barrington Hills IL.
Harwell Hamilton Harris also designed a home for Frederick
in 1956 which was never built.
1954 - The Maurice Greenberg House,
3902 Highway 67,
Dousman WI. Very close in concept to Fallingwater.
Greenberg passed away
in 2004 and his wife sold the house the following year to Maile and
David Riedel, who, at the time planned to build a bedroom wing
1954 - The Isaac N. and Bernadine Hagan House, aka Kentuck Knob,
723 Kentuck Road,
Chalkhill PA. The Hagan's were the owners of Hagan Ice Cream Company in Uniontown,
PA and were good friends of the Kaufmann's who owned "Fallingwater"
up the road in Mill Run PA. The drawings were not designed by Wright
himself, but by his chief draftsman, John Howe. The hexagonal
structure is crafted entirely of tidewater red cypress and native
fieldstone with a copper roof. The Hagans added flower and sculpture
gardens and over 10,000 trees to the 80 acre property. Sold in
1986, 30 years after the Hagans moved in, to Lord Peter Palumbo of
Great Britain, who still uses it as a vacation home. The home was
opened up for tours in 1996 which continue today. Bottom photo
by Monica Jackson.
1954 - The Willard H. and Karen Johnson Keland House,
1425 Valley View
Racine WI. Designed for the daughter of Herbert Johnson, Jr., of SC Johnson Wax,
Karen, and first husband Willard Keland. She had grown up in another
FLW home, Wingspread (1937), and had always wanted a FLW house of her
own. Wright wanted to include a cantilever in the design like Karen's
bedroom at Wingspread, but it was eliminated for budgetary reasons to
Addition of playroom and patio by Wright draftsman John H. Howe in
1961. Transferred upon their divorce to Karen
Johnson, now Boyd.
1954 - The Harold Price House, aka the Grandma House,
Paradise Valley AZ.
is lifted off the walls by 2" steel pipes and appears to float. Sold
in 1992 to americo Real Estate Company.
1954 - The William Thaxton House,
12020 Tall Oaks
Houston TX. The original house was 1200 sf and was in
disrepair facing demolition when Alan and Betty Gaw purchased it in
1991. They added a 9100 sf structure around the original house
designed by architect Bob Inaba of Kirksey-Meyers including another
kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. Most of the Wright-built
furnishings are gone, with only the mini bar and a built-in
entertainment center remaining.
1954 - The Gerald B. and Beverly Tonkens House,
6980 Knoll Road, Cincinnati OH.
BW photo by Ezra Stoller/ESTO. For sale for the first time in 2013.
1955 - The Maximillian (Max) Hoffman House, 38-64 Island Drive, inside a gated
community on North Manursing Island, Rye NY.
Hoffman was the owner of the Manhattan Mercedes dealership which Wright
designed the year prior. 3000 sf. Sold in 1972 to Emily
Fisher Landau, who did an extensive north wing addition designed by
Taliesin Associated Architects. Sold in 1993 to
Tom and Alice Tisch.
1955 - The Toufik H. and Mildred Kalil House,
117 Heather Street, Manchester NH.
1955 - The Robert H. Sunday House, aka the Cassidy House,
1701 Woodfield Drive, Marshalltown IA.
BW photo by Wayne Andrews/ESTO. Sold to Gail and James Donovan, Jr.
1955 - The William (Bill) B. and Elizabeth Tracy House,
18971 Edgecliff Drive Southwest, Normandy Park WA.
Bottom two photos by Jack Logan. The house sits on a
spectacular bluff overlooking the Puget Sound. After saving up
to design a house, the Tracys hired Wright. They got one of his later
Usonian Automatic concrete block houses. Bill Tracy fabricated the
multitude of complex metal forms necessary, including all of the
different wall, corner, roof, eave, jamb, and window blocks - both
left and right hand. They then cast all of the concrete themselves in
a vacant lot behind their apartment, and found a contractor (Brandes
- who later built a Wright house himself) willing to take on the
project. The innovative construction method, ahead of its time,
is an amazing precedent for the insulated concrete forms now used in
construction. For sale 2011-2012.
1955 - The Dorothy Turkel House,
2760 West Seven Mile Road, Detroit MI. 4000
sf. Wright's only
two-story Usonian. Dorothy Turkel and her four children lived in it
until 1978. After that it went through a series of owners and fell
into neglect that resulted in foreclosure. Sold in 2006 to Dale Morgan and Norman Silk who commenced a four-year renovation. Photos by
1956 - The H. C. Price Tower,
510 Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville OK
19 story, 221 foot multi-use skyscraper is one of only two of Wright's high-rise designs that was completed. Harold C. Price asked Wright to design a building to house his company headquarters along with office space for lease, shops, and apartments. The H. C. Price Company was the primary tenant, and the remaining office floors and double height apartments intended as income-raising ventures. Architect Bruce Goff leased both an office and an apartment. Price sold the tower to Phillips Petroleum in 1981 and it was used only for storage when an exterior exit staircase was deemed unsafe. The building was donated to the Price Tower Arts Center in 2000 and it has been restored to its original multi-use origins, with art exhbitions, shopping, and high design hotel accommodations. In 2007 it was listed as a National Historic Landmark.
1956 - The Frank Iber House,
Springville Drive, Stevens Point WI. Wright, after criticizing Marshall Erdman's
prefabricated houses, designed several including this one.
1956 - The
Donald and Elizabeth Duncan House, Lisle IL.
bought their Wright prefab house after she read an article about the project
in the December 1956 issue of House & Home magazine. After
Mr. Duncan died at age 95 in 2002, the house fell derelict. It was dismantled
in 2004, moved in four trailers to Acme PA, and eventually put back
together, from thousands of numbered pieces, at Polymath Park Resort, a 125-acre
tract of woodland owned by Tom Papinchak. The
resort also includes two homes by Wright apprentice Peter Berndtson -- the
Balter House and the Blum House, both built in the 1960s for Pittsburgh
businessmen. Located within a reasonable drive
of Fallingwater. Available for overnight stay.
1956 - The Dudley Spencer House, aka Laurel,
619 Shipley Road,
This house is a
hemicycle design (similar to a horseshoe) and is built of irregularly
coursed fieldstone. It is the only Frank Lloyd Wright design in Delaware.
1956 - The Paul and Ada Trier House,
Beaver Drive, Johnston IA. The original carport area was
enclosed to create a playroom and shop. The design is a variant of
the Usonian exhibition house Wright created for the 1953 New York "Sixty Years
of Living Architecture" exhibit. Ada Trier died in 2012; now owned by
1956 - The Eugene Van Tamelen House,
5817 Anchorage Road,
This was one of the Marshal Erdman Prefab houses. Sold to Roger Ganser.
1956 - The Cedric G. and Patricia Boulter House,
1 Rawson Woods Circle, Cincinnati OH.
Commissioned 1954. Sold in 1989 to David and Miriam Gushing.
In 1997 the carport was enclosed and adjoined to an existing
structure originally conceived as a "maid's room." Sold to Janet Goeber and Chuck Lohre.
1957 - The Arnold and Lora Jackson House, 2909 West Beltline
Highway, Madison WI. Commissioned 1956. Moved in 1985 to
7669 Indian Hills Trail, Beaver Dam
WI. Available as a bed and breakfast.
One of the
Marshall Erdman Prefab houses. For sale in 2012.
1956 - The Donald E. and Virginia Lovness House,
10121 83rd Street North,
Stillwater MN. Commissioned 1955. Located on 20 acres of lake property.
Commissioned 1954. An 800 sf cottage (bottom two photos) was added
in 1972, based on a master plan for the lake created by Wright.
1956 - The John L. and Joyce Rayward House, aka
432 Frogtown Road, New Canaan CT. Commissioned in 1955. The Noroton
River runs through the property. According
Preservation Nation, Wright dammed
the section of the river next to the house site to create a pond and
waterfalls. Built by Allan Gelbin, who had previously built
three Wright houses in Ohio: Rubin House, Dobkins House, and Feiman
House. Addition in 1957 and 1958. A fountain was added in the
1960's. In 1963, the property was sold to Mid Continent
Properties Inc and in 1964 to Herman R. Shepherd and other
1964 and 1967, major renovations to the property were undertaken by
Taliesin Associated Architects. It appears that architect John de
Koven Hill designed the additions with assistance from architect
William Wesley Peters (Wright's son-in-law). Gelbin acted as
supervisor on the project and the contractor was Tom Riordan of
Norwalk. New landscaping was designed by landscape
architects Charles Middeleer and Frank Masao Okamura. They took much of the
custom-built furnishings with them when they moved. In 1980,
the property was sold to Ranko Santric. Sold in 1992 to
Theodore and Vada S. Stanley. The Stanleys completed an extensive
restoration of the house and landscape through 1996. John de Koven
Hill consulted on the project with interior designer Ronald Bricke
and landscape architects Heritage Landscape.
1957 - The Carl Post House,
the Al Borah House,
265 Donlea Road,
Barrington IL. Al Borah was the builder but he never lived in the home.
One of the Marshall Erdman's "U-Form-It" prefabricated houses.
The Walter Rudin
Madison WI. Frank Lloyd Wright, after criticizing Marshall Erdman's
"U-Form-It" prefabricated houses, designed several including this
one. As of 2009 owned by Mary Rudin. Top photo by Peter Beers.
The James B. McBean House,
1532 Woodland Drive, Rochester MN.
Frank Lloyd Wright, after criticizing Marshall Erdman's
"U-Form-It" prefabricated houses, designed several including this
one. Sold to Donald Feist.
The Sterling and Dorothy Ann Kinney House,
4281-4351 FM 1061 (Tascosa Road)
Canadian River Breaks TX, near Amarillo.
Bottom photo by Kenneth
Studio/Residence for Archie and Patricia Teater, aka Teater's Knoll,
583 River Road, Bliss ID.
Tom Casey, Wright's apprentice, supervised the
original construction and was involved in later renovations. The
couple lived in the home in the spring and fall until the mid 1970's
when Archie became ill.
The home sat vacant until 1982. Sold to Henry R. Whiting II, great-nephew of Taliesin apprentice
He started a massive restoration including fixing the roof, replacing
100 windows, restoring the exterior wood siding, and enlarging the
kitchen and bathrooms. In the early 90's a bathroom required
restoration after a fire. Unable to sell in 1992, he rented it to a
sculptor, Lynn Fawcett, who in 1994 became his wife. Together they
finished the restoration of the studio/residence and kept the house. Henry Whiting II wrote several books about restoring this
house. Photos by Henry Whiting II. Was for sale in 2011
1957 - The Carl E. Schultz House,
St. Joseph MI.
1958 - The Seth C. Peterson Cottage,
9982 Ferndell Road, Lake Delton
WI. Owned by the Mirror Lake Association.
Available for overnight stay.
1958 - The Joseph Mollica House,
West Jonathon Lane, Bayside WI.
Commissioned 1956. One of Marshall Erdman's prefabricated houses.
Sold to Sylvia Ashton.
1958 - The John A. Gillin House,
9400 Rockbrook Drive, Dallas TX.
Commissioned 1950. Even Frank Lloyd Wright could not resist the
Texan's impulse to build large. This 11,000 square foot home sprawls
along the seven acre site in the best of Texas traditions.
Wright's last home constructed before his death. Owned by Michael
Bishop. Renovated in 2005. Featured in the movie "Bottle
Rocket." Photo by Doug Newby.
The Duey and Julia Wright House,
904 Grand Avenue, Wausau WI. Commissioned 1957. These
Wrights were no relation to FLW. Photos by MJ Hettinger. Sold to
The William P. Boswell House,
8805 Camargo Club Drive,
Indian Hills area of Cincinnati OH.
Commissioned 1957. 5400 sf. Boswell lived there about 50 years.
In 2003, the house
was renovated, the heating/cooling system was updated and wood
surfaces refinished. When he
died, his daughter, his executor, sold the home for $1M less
than market value to keep it from being demolished. Sold in 2008 to Sareh
1959 - The William and Catherine Cass House, aka the Crimson
48 Manor Court, Staten Island NY.
Commissioned 1956. One of Marshall
Erdman's prefabricated houses. Sold to Jeanne and Frank Cretella.
1959 - The Allen Friedman House,
200 Thornapple Lane,
Commissioned 1956. This was the
last Wright house built during Wright's lifetime. 3,500 sf. Sold to a second owner who made significant changes unfaithful to the original design. Saved from demolition in 2001 by the third
owners, Jamal and Salwa Alwattar.
1959 - The Luis and Ethel Marden House, aka Fontinalis,
600 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA.
Commissioned 1952. Located on a cliff overlooking the Potomac.
2600 sf. In
1998, Mr. Marden moved to a nursing home. The house was sold to 411 CBR LLC,
controlled by James
Kimsey (founder of AOL) in 2000 for $2.5 million and the condition
that Ethel Marden could go on living there as long as she was able.
Another condition was that the home could not be demolished or
changed significantly on the outside. Mrs. Marden moved to a
retirement community in 2003. Kimsey did a careful restoration,
finishing around 2006.
1959 - The Norman Lykes
6836 North 36th Street,
This was the last house completed while Wright was alive. Sold in 1994 to
1959 - Wright dies.
1960 - The Andrew B. and Maude Cooke House,
320 51st Street,
Virginia Beach VA. Located on Crystal Lake. Commissioned 1953. Sold in 1983 to
Ronald Zedd. Sold in 2002 to Jane and Daniel Duhl, who restored the house and won an AIA Hampton Roads award.
A 14 -oot swim spa was installed in a stepped down terrace overlooking Crystal Lake. In order to accommodate the mechanisms needed to operate the swim spa, a large underground bunker was built into the dune above the lake. This included a sauna and an exercise room. Also at lakeside are two docks; one floating for launching small boats and a larger dock which can accommodate two large yachts.
Bottom two photos by Steve Cofer.
1960 - The Edward and Laura Jane LaFond House,
29710 Kipper Road, St. Joseph
MN. Commissioned 1956.
1960 - Addition to the Paul C. Olfelt House,
Parklands Lane, St. Louis Park MN. Commissioned 1958. It was
completed by Taliesin architects after Wright's death in 1959.
As of 2009, both Mr. and Mrs. Olfelt were still living in the house.
1961 - The George Ablin
4260 Country Club Drive,
on a golf course in Bakersfield CA.
Commissioned 1958. Six bedrooms. Has a trianglular
pool. Included a priceless collection of Wright-designed
furniture. The Ablins lived there for over 50 years. Sold in 2005 to
Michael and Katheleen Glick.
The Randall (Buck) Fawcett House,
21200 South Center
Avenue, Los Banos CA.
Fawcett met Wright while taking an architecture
course. 80 acres. Fawcett died in 2006 and the house has been
on and off the market since. As of February 2011, it was for
1961 - The Robert and Mary Walton House,
417 Hogue Road, Modesto CA. Commissioned 1957.
The house has a full
set of Wright-designed furniture. Sold in 2012 to the Mary Walton Trust.
Socrates and Celeste Zaferiou House, Clausland Mountain Road, Blauvelt NY.
A Marshall Erdman Prefab house.
The Frank Bott House,
3640 NW Briarcliff, Kansas City MO. Commissioned 1959.
Still owned by the
original family. The home was built on the side of a hill that
overlooks the city with the living room cantilevered out over the
1963 - The Don M. Stromquist House,
1289 East Canyon Creek Drive, Bountiful UT.
Commissioned 1958. Restored in 1990.
The Conrad E. and Evelyn Gordon House, South Bank, Willamette River, Willamette OR. Commissioned 1957.
869 West Main Street,
Silverton OR in 2002. The Gordons
lived there for over thirty years. Descendants of the Gordons
sold the property in 2000. The new owners agreed to donate it to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy with a
requirement that the house be moved. Public tours are
1964 - The Theodore A. and Betty Pappas House,
8654 Masonridge Road,
St. Louis MO. Commissioned 1955. Four bedrooms.
The roof is made up
of concrete blocks placed on top of and next to one another with no
mortar. Steel rods inserted through
the block combine with grout to keep the structure
1974 - The Joe and Hilary Feldmann House,
13 Mosswood Road, Berkeley CA. Built from
plans of Wright's unbuilt Lewis N. Bell House, Los Angeles CA. Sold in
2000 to Jeanne Allen. Sold in 2010 to The Allen Trust.
The Arthur E. and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer House, Scottsdale AZ.
Based on the unbuilt Ralph Jester House in Palos Verdes CA.
Built on Taliesin
West property for one of the Taliesin
1979 - The Frederick Haddock House, aka the Whiteford-Haddock House,
3935 Holden Drive, Ann Arbor MI.
Based on Wright's
design for the Roy Peterson House, Racine WI, by Wright protégé Charles Mantooth.
Klotsche-Soeiro House, aka the Pottery House,
1430 Hyde Park
Santa Fe NM.
Based on un unbuilt 1926 Wright design for an El Paso TX site. Charles Klotsche, a real estate developer from Wisconsin, purchased
the plans from Taliesin. Ray Valdez from Santa Fe was the
contractor with construction supervised by Taliesin Architects. Built from adapted plans by
Charles Montooth and Wesley Peters. Peters was Wright's structural
engineer on both Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum.
The Pottery House is the only adobe house
designed by Wright. The original design was 2400sf; what got built was
5000sf. Sold to Andrea and Sancho Soeiro.
- The West House,
6121 Turkey Run Court, Manassas VA. Based on
an unbuilt 1947 design for
Vincent Scully in CT. Supervised by Taliesin Architects. Sold
in 1992 to John N. and Marilyn Williams.
The Sandy Sims House, Kamuela HI. First designed in 1954 to be built in
Pennsylvania, ground was broken for this house in 1992 and finished in 1996. It
was originally intended by the owner
to serve as a focus home for a project called the "Hawaii
Collection", a compilation of Wright's unbuilt designs planned for
construction on 450 acres about a mile down the road from the focus
house. The collection idea did take root on Maui in 1989 with the
construction of a clubhouse based on a composite of home designs by
Wright (executed by the Taliesin Architects) and a license to build
30 of Wright's original designs. The collapse of the Japanese stock
market in 1990 killed the project. John Rattenbury was supervising
2002 - The
John and Kay Berno House,
347 Amazon Avenue, Clifton OH. The Berno's bought their lot in 2000 with the dream of having a Frank
Lloyd Wright house. They approached Taliesin Architects for an
unbuilt Wright design. Bill Mims was the architect who oversaw
the project and Jack Brand, a contractor from Cincinnati,
built the home, making adjustments such as adding central air
conditioning and a deeper foundation to ensure stability on the
2002 - The
Deanna Wright House, Brown Canyon, Park City UT. 66 acres.
Bob was a grandnephew of FLW and a fan of his work. The original
plan was commissioned for a Michigan couple in 1956. The walls
are made of foam block insulation filled with cement. The house
was sold and is now
available to rent at $450 and up a
night. Photos by TJ Leise.
2004 - The Wayne McBroom House,
329 Huck Finn Drive, Shenandoah Farms, Front Royal VA.
John Rattenbury of Taliesin Architects was the supervising
architect and Ivan Shongov was the project manager. Based
on an unbuilt 1947 Wright design for Ruth Keith in 1947.
According to McBroom, the original plan was "flipped" so that
the house's split-level configuration would work better on the
site. Bottom two photos by Wayne McBroom.
2007 - The Christopher Ljungkull and James
14785 Ostlund Trail North, Marine On St Croix MN. Originally designed by Wright as guest
house for Don and Virginia Lovness of Stillwater MN.
2008 - The Marc Coleman House,
Greystones County, Wicklow, Ireland. Commissioned 2007. This is
Europe's only Wright-designed house, originally commissioned in 1959 for
Gilbert Wieland in Maryland but never built. Marc Coleman dealt with E. Thomas Casey, who had trained under
Wright and went on to become a Dean at Taliesin West. When Casey
passed away a year and a half before construction, fellow Taliesin
architects Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Oscar Munoz took over the
project, with help from Effi Casey, his widow and Wright
expert. 3860 square feet, centered around a large living
room. The architect of record is CMB Design Group with planning
consultant Tom Creed Architect. The contractor was James N. Earls &
Sons & Daughters Construction.
- The Sharp Family Visitor's Center, Florida Southern College, Lakeland FL.
Wright did many of the original buildings on the campus. The Visitor's
Center has been modified from one of Wright's unused 1939 designs for
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation,
Blockshopper Los Angeles,
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation,
Lloyd Wright Sites. William Allin Storrer is the
top scholar to Wright's works; his numbering system
(Storrer numbers) turned Wright-watching into a science.