Frank Lloyd Wright
Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th
Today marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright. The work of the most iconic American architect is still much discussed today and continues to impact the realm of modern, organic architecture. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, the Museum of Modern Art is holding Frank Lloyd Wright Read More >
June 8, 2017
Wright’s Cooke House in VA Beach Back on Market
Wright’s Cooke House features a 70-foot curved great room. Photo courtesy of the owners.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s mid-century modern Cooke House, a hemicycle structure built overlooking Crystal Lake, was recently relisted for $2.75 million. It was listed several years ago for $4.4 million and then dropped to $3.75 million. Read More >
February 1, 2015
Event: Smithsonian to Explore Legacy of Wright
An all-day Smithsonian seminar will explore the life and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright. The event will be held Saturday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center. $90 for members; $130 for non-members. Bill Keene, a Smithsonian study tour lecturer in architecture and urban studies, Read More >
January 15, 2015
Modern Snapshot: Usonia, New York
The Washington area currently has six mid-century modern neighborhoods listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Carderock Springs, Hammond Wood, Holmes Run Acres, Rock Creek Woods, Tauxemont [I originally forgot this one. See comment below. Thanks Kim.] and the five Charles Goodman-designed homes in Takoma Park. Hollin Hills is Read More >
September 25, 2013
Chance to Tour Wright’s Three Homes in DC
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has created a special opportunity to tour all three of the Wright-designed homes in the Washington area. On June 29, the group will start with the Robert Llewellyn Wright House (1953) in Bethesda. Thomas Wright, grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Read More >
June 18, 2013
Lecture: Restoring Wright’s Interiors and Furnishings; March 7
The third and final part of the lecture series “Still Outside the Box,” which has highlighted the work of Frank Lloyd Wright will focus on restoring the interior and furnishings of Wright’s work. The event will be held March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the The Lyceum in Alexandria. The series is sponsored by Read More >
February 27, 2013
Event: When a Wright House is No Longer a Home
The Darwin Martin House in Buffalo. Photo Courtesy of Biff Henrich, IMG_INK.
What happens to a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house when it is no longer a home? A panel of experts will explore this question at an event Thursday, Sept. 20 at The Lyceum in Alexandria. Case studies of two houses will be explored Read More >
September 9, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright Influence in Alexandria?
Many agents will describe a mid-century modern home as being in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. Sometimes the comparison is appropriate but many times it does not fit. I think the agent could have used it to describe this custom 1950 house with pool in Alexandria. Look at the prominent stone wall Read More >
August 21, 2012
Living in a Frank Lloyd Wright
The 1934 Willey House in Minneapolis was restored by owner Steve Sikora. Photo by Steve Sikora.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? On March 1, you will have an opportunity to hear from two people who are lucky Read More >
February 2, 2012
Benefit to Help Preserve Pope Leighey House
The Pope-Leighey House is owned by the The National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Mark your calendars for a June 10 evening to benefit the preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, which was completed 71 years ago (1940) in Falls Church. The Usonian house was moved to Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria Read More >
May 26, 2011
Mid-Century Modern Parking
The slat-enclosed raised parking area in the Bender Building.
The boom in post-World War II car production in the United States created a unique design challenge. Where are all those cars going to go when people were not driving them? The National Building Museum is currently hosting the first major exhibition Read More >
March 9, 2010
Fall Travel and Events: Wright’s Auldbrass, Julius Shulman’s Legacy
As you are planning your fall calendar, here a few modern-related events in D.C. and beyond to mark down.
Head down to South Carolina Nov. 7-8 to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Auldbrass Read More >
October 7, 2009
Event: Pope-Leighy House Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright
On Sept. 17, the Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria will host an evening lecture about the architect by Thomas Schmidt, director emeritus of another Wright home you may have heard of–Fallingwater. The event will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature an interactive discussion, wine bar Read More >
August 5, 2009
Event: Wright Conservancy Guggenheim and NY House Tour; June 20
Max Hoffman House (1955). Photo by Steve Maxwell.
Calling all Frank Lloyd Wright fans. Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy‘s for Out and About Wright: New York on June 20. Start the day with a lecture at the newly restored Guggenheim Museum and Read More >
June 6, 2009
Post’s Kennicott Analyzes Trust’s Most Endangered List, Third Church Debate
The Post‘s architecture critic Philip Kennicott takes a look at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s List of Most Endangered Historic Places, saying the list does not always pick “easy” choices and comments on the Third Church of Christ debate. (According to this AP story, “Rebecca Miller, executive director of Read More >
May 17, 2009
Redland Knolls in Bethesda
This 1942 Frank Lloyd Wright-style home I blogged about here was featured in a Washington Post story yesterday about Redland Knolls, a Bethesda neighborhood off of River Road. The house sold for $1.275 early last year and is said to have been designed by one of Wright’s students, Read More >
March 16, 2009
Post Highlights Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods
The Washington Post highlights Charles Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods in its “Where We Live” column, with writer Andrea Rouda saying that “outstanding architecture doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. … Every resident lives in a work of art, but the average selling price is about $600,000.”
Goodman, whose architecture Read More >
December 6, 2008
Wright Road Trip
The Post ran a piece the other day on three Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Pennsylvania a short drive from D.C., including Fallingwater. You can even stay overnight at the Duncan House or have your wedding at Kentuck Knob.
March 23, 2008
Encounter Row in Columbia
Yesterday’s Post real estate section highlighted Encounter Row, an enclave of contemporary homes from the early 1970s in Columbia, Md.
“Today, the single-level, 850- and 1,220-square-foot Pacesetter houses that line Encounter Row and the four courts that extend from it define the enclave and remain a distinctive alternative to the Read More >
December 30, 2007
Not Every Mid-Century Modern Home Is a Frank Lloyd Wright
Is it just me or do you hate when real estate agents describe all mid-century modern homes as being in the “Frank Lloyd Wright-style?” Have they ever head of any other architects?
Well, anyway here is a Washington Post piece from today that actually is about a Frank Lloyd Wright Read More >
February 8, 2007