10 Favorite Frank Lloyd Wright Houses You Need to See
Frank Lloyd Wright brought American architecture to the forefront. These houses are some of his best work.
Also known as the Kaufmann Residence, this Frank Lloyd Wright house is revered by many as the most spectacular creation by the late architect. Built between 1936 and 1938, the home resides over a small waterfall in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and was the summer home for Edgar J. Kaufmann’s family. Since 1963, it has belonged to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, who have made it available to the public. Check out this Frank Lloyd Wright designed dog house.
Built in 1937, Taliesin West is in Scottsdale, Arizona. It served as the winter residence, studio and architectural school for Wright. Today it serves as both the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation headquarters and the campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School or Architecture. It’s also open to the public for viewing. If you love architecture, check out these 6 most popular architectural home styles in the U.S.
Built in 1924 as the home of Charles and Mabel Ennis, this home is often called one of the most superlative illustrations of Mayan Revival style exemplifying ancient Mayan architecture. The Ennis House has been owned by American businessman Ron Burkle since 2011. It is open to the public 12 days a year. Check out these 25 homes that are hiding secrets.
Also called the Herbert F. Johnson House, Wingspread was designed for Herbert F. Johnson, Jr. and completed in 1939. Wingspread served as the home of the Johnsons until 1959. The family then donated it to The Johnson Foundation, and it has since been used as a conference facility. Check out these 28 houses that will make you think an extraterrestrial lives there!
Designed for Conrad Gordon and his wife Evelyn in 1957, the Gordon House is one of the last Usonian style houses designed by Wright for middle class families. The home wasn’t completed until 1963, however, four years after the designer’s death. In 2002, it was reassembled and restored in Oregon Garden in Silverton by the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy. It’s now open to the public. You’ll be surprised by these bland homes of some of our U.S. presidents.
Nathan G. Moore House
Also known as the Moore-Dugal Residence, this home was built twice by Wright—first in 1895 in the Tudor Revival style, and then again decades later after it was damaged by a fire. The second time around, the home incorporated elements of the Tudor style along with the designer’s own personal touch. It resides in Oak Park, Illinois and is home to the Dugal family. Check out the 50 most expensive homes in each state.
The Robie House is one of Wright’s best Prairie style homes. The National Historic Landmark is located in Hyde Park, Chicago, and was built between 1908 and 1910 for the Robie family. After changing owners several times, it was ultimately acquired by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in 1997. It’s now open to the public. Take a look at these 50 abandoned houses that would look great restored.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Wright’s first home was built in 1889 when the famous architect was just 22. Residing in Oak Park, Illinois, the home served as his laboratory for experimenting with concepts that paved the path for his iconic Prairie style. Wright’s studio is adjacent to the home, where artisans and architects thrived. Over the course of the 20 years he lived there with his wife and six children, a number of additions were built. Today, it’s a National Historic Landmark owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with both the home and studio open for tours. Here are 52 things that can make your home look more expensive.
Arthur Heurtley House
Also located in Oak Park, Illinois, the Arthur Heurtley House is one of the first Prairie style homes designed by Wright. It was built in 1902 for the Heurtley family, but in the late 1990s, current owners Ed and Diana Baehren purchased it and restored it. It’s now inscribed to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark. Prefer ogling over more modest architecture? Check out these 15 incredible tiny homes you can buy now.
Taliesin East is Wright’s former home and studio in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Built for the third time, in the Prairie style, in 1911, it suffered two prior fires. After Wright’s death, it was added to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1976. Check out these 16 home design trends to watch in.