Meyer May House, Grand Rapids, MI

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Meyer May House is considered to be an exemplary example of the Prairie style. Built in 1908-1909, it features a hip roof with broad overhanging eaves, art glass windows in horizontal bands and pale brick that were common features of Wright’s houses. Wright designed nearly every aspect of the house, including the furniture, windows, light fixtures and rugs. The house underwent a major restoration in 1986. Nearly everything appears as it would have originally, including a mural of hollyhocks that had been covered by layers of paint for years. The house is open for (free!) tours.

Photos Meyer May House/Grand Rapids Press


Bringing back an old post in honor of the 100th anniversary of the mass murder at architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin. One of his servants Julian Carleton set the property on fire and killed seven people, including Wright’s mistress Mamah Borthwick Cheney, with an axe on August 15, 1914.

(Source: University of Utah, Marriott Library)


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Arnd Dewald

  August 10, 2014 at 09:38am

Fallingwater Friday!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (1936), Mill Run, Pa. 

  August 08, 2014 at 10:05pm


Frank Lloyd Wright, why I can’t I quit you?

I just enjoy making these so much. His leaded glass is just so beautiful. I keep coming across this coloring book of his window designs, and I’ve, uh, got a birthday coming up in 7 months, so you know… Just playin’, but it’s still such a cute little book!

This is the archway in the Dana-Thomas House located in Springfield, Illinois.


Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)

Pacific Dwelling for Mr. and Mrs. Morris, San Francisco, 1945

VC Morris commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a gallery on Maiden Lane in San Francisco. While working together, Wright proposed this mansion for Morris’ dramatic lot in San Francisco’s Seacliff neighborhood. Morris considered Wright’s first design too elaborate (top). He asked Wright to dial it back. The bottom image shows the toned-down version haha. It was never built; Morris’ Xanadu Gallery is Wright’s only San Francisco building.

Taliesin Tuesday!

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature; it will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright told his apprentices. The master heeded that principle at Taliesin, the house he built for himself in Spring Green, in rural Wisconsin. Begun in 1911 and rebuilt after fires in 1914 and 1925, it is as much a part of the hillside as the rock outcroppings and the mature trees that shade it. The name means “shining brow” in Welsh—the language of Wright’s mother’s forebears—and alludes to its placement below the crest of the hill. In contrast to Falling water, the masterpiece it inspired, Taliesin has no one, iconic image. Its drama is muted and demands a spirit of quiet contemplation. It emerges from dense foliage as a rambling, picturesque composition of limestone walls, sand-colored stucco balconies and shingled roofs, and it reveals itself slowly, a piece at a time. Even so, James E. Goulka, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, calls it “the most important work he did,” and Boston Globe architecture critic Robert Campbell considers it “the greatest single building in America.”

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Midway Gardens, Chicago Illinois. 1914 Frank Lloyd Wright. (Demolished in 1923).

Opened 100 years ago today.