This home is quintessential Frank Lloyd Wright. It was built between 1958 and 1960 in Minneapolis for Paul C. Olfelt, and his family.
Frank Lloyd Wright Houses
This architect is considered the father of American modernism for very good reasons.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, and 1000+ architectural works overall, paved the way to modern and contemporary architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s believe that humans should build and live in harmony with nature, was the foundation of what he called organic architecture. Probably the best representation of his modernist values is the celebrated Fallingwater, built on a water fall.
In this section we feature some of the projects that Wright worked on during his prolific career: the Frank Lloyd Wright houses we find most representative of his revolutionary vision for modern architecture.
This Frank Lloyd Wright house is among the few houses to have been relocated.
Originally situated on the bank of the Millstone River in Millstone, New Jersey, it now resides all the way over in Arkansas.
The Sol Friedman House is among those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which the architect described as “Usonian”.
A term used by Wright to refer to his vision for the landscape of the United States.
Frank Lloyd Wright houses can be divided up into several distinct styles. The Robie House, is a perfect manifestation of his “Prairie Style”.
Situated in Hyde Park, in Chicago’s South Side, it was built in 1910.
The Pope-Leighey House in Mount Vernon, Virginia is quite unusual for a mid-century modern house.
Built by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939 for Loren Pope and subsequently purchased by Robert and Marjorie Leighey in 1946.
The Hollyhock House is architect Frank Lloyd Wright in full monumental mode. This is perhaps no surprise given it was his first project in Los Angeles. East Hollywood no less.
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 Anderson Residence makes wonderful use of its surroundings. Located in Palos Verde, California, and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Aaron G. Green Architects’ have created a home that perfectly articulates …
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, but the construction eventually began in 1959.
A decade after finishing the SC Johnson Administration building in Racine, Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright started the construction of the Research and Development Tower.
The 1950s building for SC Johnson was the home to many of the company’s most well-known inventions and was in need of lab facilities for their rising research and development department.
The Charles Ennis House is a spectacular design of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built for Mabel and Charles Ennis in 1924, this Modernist house sits over the city of Los …
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was one of the word’s most renowned of the 20th century in his profession, he designed over 1,000 structures, but the Price Company Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is the only skyscraper he ever conceived.
The Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House, completed in 1952, is what the architect described as a Usonian Homes.
The term describes his vision for the American landscape, incorporating both architecture and city planning. He built about 60 Usonian Homes in all, and they were intended for middle-income families with modest requirements.
The Fawcett house is one of the best examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s unconventional approach to design.
For Wright, architecture was a great living spirit from which generation to generation, proceeds, persists and creates according to the nature of men and his circumstances as they change.
Frank Lloyd Wright devoted his life to Organic Architecture, the space within.
Following this revolutionary design concept, he created the masterpiece called Fallingwater.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed over a thousand different structures during his lifespan, the majority of which were houses. He was a domestic architect and believed he could have greater impact if he designed structures where people were going to live. He also believed that a house would be more a home if it was a piece of art.
A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright had the innate capability to transform people. The structure, the light, the audible and sensible qualities and the different use of material. It was intended to create in a person a series of sensation that by the time they experience them it would improve their condition.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture was influenced in part by his personal beliefs as a member of the local Unitarian congregation. In 1906 he was asked by his minister to submit a plan for a new church building the one that became Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Chicago.
Frank Lloyd Wright built the Millard House (La Miniatura) in Pasadena, California, after experiencing the use of concrete with the Unity temple in Illinois. But he was dissatisfied with it as a construction material. Frank …
At the age of 72, Frank Lloyd Wright decided to build his winter home in Arizona: he called it Taliesin West.
Wright loved the Arizona desert. He found the rocky landscape inspiring when he visited it in the 1920s, and jumped at the chance to build a new winter base there.
Frank Lloyd Wright was unquestionably the father of American Modernism. His focus on connecting the outside nature with the inside is for example clear in the Fallingwater, or Kaufmann Residence, that …
The Schwartz House was part of Frank Lloyd Wright’s effort to affirm a new, original American architectural style with no reference to the past: the ‘Usonian’ style. The house was originally designed …
At the dawn of the 20th century, American architecture was a melting pot of styles, often inspired by European trends and leitmotifs. But Frank Lloyd Wright, whose career was about to …
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Marden House in 1952 for Luis Marden, an acclaimed National Geographic photographer, and his wife Ethel.
The Marden House is made of cinder blocks and features a magnificent view of the river valley facilitated by 80 feet floor to ceiling windows.
Probably the most prolific architect ever, he went across 6 decades (1867-1959) and recently recognized as “The greatest american architect of all time”, Frank Lloyd Wright is definitely one of the fathers of the mid century modern architecture and design.