San Francisco won't have to wait much longer before the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed V.C. Morris gift shop at 140 Maiden Lane is once again open to the public. Renovated by Wright in 1949, the building is currently vacant but is set to receive a (hopefully sensitive) restoration and retrofit for upcoming menswear tenant Isaia. Read more.
The preservation team at Taliesin West set out to reconstruct desert masonry columns that support the Taliesin West workshop roof. It is important to maintain the property as a living incubator for Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, while preserving the historic character of the National Historic Landmark. See how they managed to accomplish this important feat. Read more.
For those of us who aren't able to personally visit the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hollyhock House, the city of Los Angeles is looking to create a virtual reality tour. The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is hoping that this increased visibility would improve the property's chances of receiving UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, which is currently under consideration. Read more.
On the PBS show Arizona Horizon, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation President & CEO Stuart Graff and preservation architect Victor Sidy discussed the new vision of the Foundation and Wright's significant impact on desert living. The featured portion starts at the 14:29 mark of the video. See more.
The Grayslake, IL Kropp House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. (aka Lloyd Wright) is still on the market for $3.9 million for anyone interested in a cool home that is shaped like a five-pointed star. It features indoor and outdoor waterfalls, large floor-to-ceiling windows, and stunning lake views. It is located on 43-acres atop a hill in a "lovely secluded setting," according to the realtor.com listing. Read more.
Curbed Chicago reports on the scheduled reopening in July 2017 of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL after an extensive 2-year restoration. You can view a video describing the restoration process and see glimpses of the building that is considered by many to be the architect’s most notable contribution to modern design. Read more.
Haley Laurence writes about Frank Lloyd Wright's impressive Rosenbaum House and the couple that Mr. Wright designed the home for in Alabama. Take it from us, this Usonian gem is worth the trip to see it. Read more.
David J. sends word that the Avery Coonley House in suburban Riverside, IL is back on the market with a lower price. The large Prairie Style home has struggled to find a buyer after a number of years on the market according to Curbed Chicago. Find out a little more about it by following the link. Read more.
Pedro E. Guerrero was only 22 years old when he was hired by Frank Lloyd Wright to be Taliesin West’s resident photographer. Although he passed away in 2012, Dwell Magazine has published an interview made when Mr. Guerrero was 90 years old. With wonderful stories of working with Wright, to forming a close friendship with the artist Alexander Calder, you get a sense of who Guerrero was as a person. Read more.
If you have $8,000,000 you could own the stunning Shaarman House by Richard Neutra in Los Angeles. If you're coming up a bit short, at least you can enjoy the photos. Read more.