Friday’s Photo:Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West

One of the trips we made while in Scottsdale last week was a visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright House called Taliesin West. Here are two interesting factoids about the house I thought were worth sharing.

#1. There is not a single straight wall anywhere on the house. Wright wanted the house to appear as if it was part of the landscape so he took great pains to copy the exact angle of the surrounding mountains.

#2. While Wright was alive there was no glass in any of the windows. Again, he wanted the house to be organic and one with nature. After his passing his wife (who was probably sick and tired of daily sweeping out the desert sand and lizards) put in glass.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright House Taliesin West

If you get a chance to visit I highly recommend it. Wright was quite an interesting fellow and the guided tour was quite enlightening.

have a great weekend!

 

3 Responses to Friday’s Photo:Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West
  1. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist Reply

    Love Taliesin West!! So glad you were able to visit it. FLW was quite a character.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Krisie. We also had lunch at the Biltmore bases on your excellent recommendation!

  2. Mira Furth Reply

    Amazing amazing amazing! should I be in the neighborhood I will definitely make a point to visit this house. I love your comment about the Mrs. Wright. probably spot on.

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