Frank Lloyd Wright designed a lot of buildings in his 70-year-long career, especially once he gained more recognition with houses like Falling Water (1935) and his own winter home Taliesin West.
So, it’s an impossible task to select a few that would truly capture the breadth of his work. Even so, here we have selected three homes, which we previously covered, offering a snapshot of the great architect’s oeuvre: the high-ceilinged Penfield House built to suit its tall owner; the curvy Norman Lykes House, which weaves around the rough contours of its mountainside setting; and the similarly circular Cooke House, with its large central living space. We hope you appreciate them as much as we do.
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The Penfield House was built for the painter Louis Penfield. Penfield was a tall man, fortunate for him the architect who built the house in 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright, had his so-called Usonian homes built according to the specific needs of the user.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Norman Lykes House is an excellent example of the architect’s technical prowess. Situated in Phoenix, Arizona, it was designed by the architect in 1959 for Norman and Aimee Lykes.
The Cooke House was among the last houses designed by legendary modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright set to work designing the house, in 1953. Construction eventually began in 1959, just two weeks before his death aged 91, and the family couple for whom it was built, Andrew B. and Maude Cooke, moved in with their children the following year.