A new month and lots of FLLW-related news to share! From architectural auctions and raffles; to an update on a Wes Peters' restoration; to a seasonal photo tour of Penwern; to an Alfred Browning Parker event not to be missed. Check out all the week's stories and be sure to send us your comments and news items!
Keep Calm and Wright On!
Bid To Stay Overnight At Taliesin's Tan-y-Deri
Bid high and often for an overnight stay for up to eight guests at Tan-y-Deri (Welsh for "Under the Oaks") and support the preservation efforts at Taliesin. A Frank Lloyd Wright designed prairie home built in 1907 for his sister Jane Porter and her family, Tan-y-Deri overlooks the valley of his ancestors. Wright acquired Tan-y-Deri in the early 1950s and made it part of the Taliesin estate. Over the last several years, Taliesin Preservation has fully restored the home to include modern amenities and mechanical systems, while keeping its original design integrity.
The winner of the auction will also enjoy a private behind-the-scenes tour of Taliesin with their overnight stay. Entertain your guests with this unique Frank Lloyd Wright designed experience — and experience an up-close look at new and completed projects across the entire 800-acre estate.
After your tour, savor seasonal cocktails and dinner prepared by Taliesin's own chef with produce grown on the estate by Fazenda Boa Terra.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore Taliesin and to experience its architecture and landscape as Wright intended for his family and friends. Follow the link to learn more and to place your bid before the November 15, 2016 deadline. More here.
Aaron Green Dream House Raffle
Bob Boyd sends a link to a chance to win a home designed by Aaron Greene, the Wright apprentice who oversaw the building of the Marin County Civic Center. This $4,000,000 MCM masterpiece is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2017 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. Designed by renowned California architect Aaron Green, a protégé and associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, the 1959 residence is an exemplar of Midcentury Modern design. Situated on the Palos Verdes bluffs, the estate offers dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Follow the link to learn more about the sweepstakes and how to enter. More here.
Peters-Margedant House Update
Amanda Bryden sends an update and links to two articles about the re-location of the William Wesley Peters-designed Usonian Peters-Margedant House in Evansville, IN. We've featured info about the house before its move, and Amanda thought readers might like an update of how the house fared during the relocation. Follow the links to read all about it. More here and here.
Summer and Fall At Penwern
Mark Hertzberg recently posted a slew of photos taken during the summer and fall at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fred B. Jones Estate, aka "Penwern" on Delavan Lake, WI. Check them out at the blog, "Wright in Racine" by following the link. More here.
Conversation: Alfred Browning Parker and the Principles of Nature
Join curators of the new Alfred Browning Parker exhibit, Allan T. Shulman and Randolph C. Henning, and guest moderator David Rifkind, Associate Professor College of Architecture and the Arts, Florida International University, on Thursday November 17, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum for a discussion about Parker’s ecologically driven mid-Twentieth Century architecture. Get more details and RSVP by following the link. More here.
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