On the brow of the hill of one of the Dane County, Wisconsin’s highest points is the Sorenson House, also known as “Treetops.” Designed by William Wesley Peters and Taliesin architects, it is described as a “house in love with its site.” The curved walls are mainly continuous windows that allow one to see for miles, true to the Wright concept of bringing the outside in. Built in 1971, the house, as well as the landscaping, have been lovingly updated, staying true to its heritage. It is sited on an 80-acre wooded estate and available for $1.9MM. For more information, and many more pictures, including a 3-D tour to experience the sense of life within its walls, follow the link. Read more.
Join master storyteller Timothy Totten and author/lecturer Kim Bixler for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright (lectures, photographs, and videos) capped off by a self-guided tour of Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, CA. The symposium will take place Saturday Oct. 29, 2016 from 9am-Noon with a Hollyhock House Tour ticket included.
Tickets for the symposium can be purchased online at www.KimBixler.com or www.FLW-LA.Eventbrite.com. $45 early bird (before October 26th at 6pm), $50 regular admission. Wright Society Newsletter readers will receive a special $10 discount by using the discount code, WRIGHTSOCIETY when they order tickets.
Partial proceeds of the event will benefit Hollyhock House, a joint preservation effort by Project Restore, the City of Los Angeles and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation. Follow the link to get tickets before they sell out! Read more.
The East Valley Tribune recently spotlighted Jody Crago's, administrator of the Chandler Museum, and associate Nate Meyers', curator of collections, research into the connections between Dr. A.J. Chandler and Frank Lloyd Wright and their influence on the region. Their findings were recently brought together into an exhibit/presentation titled “Frank Lloyd Wright and a New Vision for Chandler.” Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that the owners of the Flying L Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas who thought they had buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (or even Wright associates) were a little surprised to find out that an October 5, 2016 article in Texas Architect magazine called the Wright claim incorrect. Instead, the article credits the San Antonio firm Smith, Pitts & MacPherson with designing the pilot’s lounge built for retired Army Air Corps Col. Jack Lapham in 1947. Follow the link to learn what's Wright from wrong. Read more.