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Frank Lloyd Wright

Wright’s Last Designed Home Goes To Auction In Phoenix

By Jon Anderson | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Architect-designed homes can be a difficult sell. Frank Lloyd Wright homes are often so specific to his aesthetic that modern life isn’t easy to live in one. Often these homes were originally in the boonies but have now become engulfed in a suburbia not architecturally up to the challenge. Wrap these together and you have […]

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Camelback Mountain Midcentury Modern Designed by Wright Apprentice

By Bethany Erickson | September 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Camelback Mountain Midcentury Modern Designed by Wright Apprentice

You’d be hard-pressed to find architecture more suited to allow a homeowner to regularly enjoy the views of Camelback Mountain than Midcentury Modern. So when eagle eyes alerted us to this 1964 home built by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Blaine Drake that showcases mountain views and views of Phoenix, we knew we had our next […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pappas Home Awaits Second Owner in St. Louis

By Jon Anderson | July 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pappas Home Awaits Second Owner in St. Louis

Imagine having the chutzpah to write to Frank Lloyd Wright asking him to design your home on a tight budget. Imaging enclosing a $300 retainer, assuming assent. That’s what Ted and Bette Pappas did in 1954 … and then waited for a reply that didn’t come. But Wright had cashed the check so they poured-on […]

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Wright-Inspired Kittatinny Manor Is “Nature Lover’s Paradise”

By Bethany Erickson | July 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s not uncommon to find a midcentury modern, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home that embraces nature — after all, that was pretty much Wright’s forte. And this week’s historical shelter definitely embraces that yen for nature the famous architect’s work inspires. And even better, it belongs to a SecondShelters.com reader. Pat Wood wrote us this month […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Coonley House: An Architect, A Woman, A School – Your Home?

By Jon Anderson | July 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Coonley House: An Architect, A Woman, A School – Your Home?

Exploring the history of a 100-year-old house is interesting. Exploring the history of a 105-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright structure leaves “interesting” in the rearview mirror. To begin, Avery Coonley and Queene Ferry-Coonley were both heirs to fortunes, but it was Mrs. Coonley who purchased the 10-acre parcel in Riverside, Illinois, and engaged Wright as architect. […]

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From the Archives: Own a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Home in Elmhurst, Ill.

By Jon Anderson | December 26, 2017 | Comments Off on From the Archives: Own a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Home in Elmhurst, Ill.

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire […]

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