These Amazing Structures Were All Designed by This Same Architect

By Jake Schroeder
B38nvka O3lz1z2jzzyqtzabpuo1yobc6yfslseznm Xqxsgfqzo24vlcztdvi0amsg4dbkzb4vhdkdrwk8hyp7gs5zd1tgzxar0p1ssij6f36qetcqr4mrmp2tlh Juzvk7l5brpea Xlxwsa
Photo Courtesy: Jeremy Atherton/Wikipedia

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the main players who helped shape Chicago's architectural aesthetic. His houses, museums and chapels are scattered all over the country. Some of his buildings are obviously his design, but there are some others that don't look at all like he had a hand in designing them. Take a look at some of his most famous and his lesser-known structures to see how his famed style shifted.

Unity Chapel – Wyoming, Wisconsin

The Unity Chapel in Wyoming, Wisconsin, is technically Wright’s very first work. It was officially designed by Joseph Lyman Silsbee’s Chicago architectural firm in 1886 when Wright was only 18 years old. He "looked after the interior" of the chapel, though he wasn’t officially employed at the firm.

Rym2nhhtp74zts6kbnn Ruzye Mo0tiw2s11ih8yows9ccq6ck4fkltuvs Tjl0j0esgrpvhnftb2s60ogzxvuzoq33yzmmc6ariiskkurtgdekwhj3r3wzhvzkr8z7kcts34hdehbk8utq01a
Photo Courtesy: Teemu08/Wikipedia

The chapel was designed for Wright’s uncle, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, who had commissioned the design for his All Souls Church in Chicago the previous year. After the building of the Unity Chapel, Frank Lloyd Wright moved to Chicago and joined the Silsbee firm.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio – Oak Park, Illinois

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is, as you can imagine from the name, the historic house and workplace of Frank Lloyd Wright when he was still living in the Oak Park area. The town is a suburb near Chicago, easily accessible by transit, making it an ideal location for Wright and his creations.

5efjqkjw2lvjv Quip1tw7bxnu Nygype3keozsvycbxkqblomqddzjjotso Sai9ycm4tkbjaamcvt1puwwip2of9xjffnjb1y3r 2tn9otapcf5hjphfcjugvjxdpkjx5kbtdxryxovvyl2g
Photo Courtesy: Philip Turner/Wikipedia

The original structure of the house was rather small, but it was extensively remodeled in 1895 and again in 1898. And being FLW’s home, it’s exceptionally singular in design with unusual spaces and a uniquely installed piano over the staircase into the gallery.

Charnley-Norwood House – Ocean Springs, Mississippi

The Charnley-Norwood House was a winter-cottage design by both Wright and Louis Sullivan — father of the modern skyscraper — in 1890. The home was intended as a vacation home for James Charnley, a lumber baron of Chicago. The architectural design is a clear representation of the Prairie School of American residential design that Wright helped to make so famous.

Lg10atlxqntmezhnxsn3ayzlg Gpeymmaie Xkvpfhtsecq3xnest5rcidlecyvjctirklfmmocrp2sjowjs8 O6smhvyh4gngyog5gripfvwl0y4w2qctiefsoce90vljvfhwep3hmvttfrjg
Photo Courtesy: Winnefred Norwood Shapker/Wikipedia

The house was built in the early 1890s and restored nearly a century later in the 1980s. After that, however, it was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina and is now under the management of the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area.


James Charnley House – Chicago, Illinois

The James Charnley House is another residence built for James Charnley of Chicago. The residence in Chicago is located on North Astor Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of the city. It was originally built in 1892 and is one of the few surviving residential designs by Louis Sullivan. Wright heavily contributed to the design as well.

8zwcjsyamrm U Zjolrqcxarxq3 Cganlbqfwjswqr5czi5cc Fgj22dmj5 Aghiwuyzfnmxua6y83sqncjbxiggpucitqetvalz1xdbizl Qijzhjkf7o6v1gt0wd6uynmy7ktbhsto9oh15w
Photo Courtesy: Harold Allen/Wikipedia

The exterior is rather austere, but the interior is lavish with beautiful woodwork throughout, built-in bookcases with doors of glass of varying shapes and sizes, a stunning library with a fireplace of African rose marble and dining room with extensive mahogany.

Thomas H. Gale House – Oak Park, Illinois

Here’s another unique house designed by Wright for someone in his hometown. It’s generally referred to as the Thomas Gale House, and it’s located not too far from Wright’s own home and studio in Oak Park,. This is one of Wright’s earlier works, built in 1892.

P0imbnhtowpmc Mczrtxvi3w Edz3ncssnvon55npngotn1b5l Deqr3cb3stiygmz13krbuhpsff Gu6p7k29nm7n9wohwodkf1ugioygzu9teumcq9cinsk4f7k K0im3b0if413qbs4cnya
Photo Courtesy: IvoShandor/Wikipedia

He designed it independently but was still working with Adler and Sullivan at the time at their architecture firm, something that Sullivan forbade of his employees. Because of this moonlighting work, it’s referred to as one of Wright’s "bootleg houses" — of which there were three total.

Fred B. Jones House – Delavan, Wisconsin

Fred Jones was once a Chicago-based bachelor businessman who had this estate built for him on Delavan Lake to use as a weekend cottage for summer parties. Wright designed all the buildings on the grounds, specifically ensuring each was different from the others.

97bxferhtk8y7jx7kjppolvwiju2ock7hjbhqvwzyj Igpawgl Npp8qou4oc3w6yvvfqwzzk89sujez5cuottaekh8xapgs42ffs Rpyqqyieu0yz1axfan7rp7mniad0nymb H7vw9sam5cg
Photo Courtesy: Ronincmc/Wikipedia

The estate was constructed between 1900 and 1903. Wright’s ideas for his design style were still forming, and the typical flat-roof buildings we associate with his Prairie Style homes had yet to form. So, instead, these focus more on blending in naturally with their surroundings.


Warren Hickox House – Kankakee, Illinois

This house designed and built for real estate and loan businessman Warren Hickox Jr. in Kankakee, Illinois, spawned from two articles that Wright published in Ladies Home Journal. The exterior was modeled after "A Small House With Lots of Room in It." The walls are covered in white plaster and stained woodwork.

Kgbcqp Urm7tsoj 5k3xeiuqp42fdqknvui5ggv6z0tjb6bstc80lm8q0wjgb8zr8f0cn91uq1 Reoke Ckggbqkorixuguswlujbta8t Maclzoa54qbdhq3bgdnmfrqw99a56yswhgctckag
Photo Courtesy: Teemu08/Wikipedia

The interior was designed from the piece "A Home in a Prairie Town." The walls in the interior are also covered in plaster, but they have a sand finish. The interior woodwork, save for the oak floors, is Georgia pine and suggests an almost Tudor half-timber framing.

B. Harley Bradley House – Kankakee, Illinois

The B. Harley Bradley House, designed for Anna Hickox Bradley and her husband, B. Harley Bradley, sits next door to Anna’s brother Warren Hickox’s FLW home. It’s been said that the builders actually occupied the neighboring Warren Hickox house while this one was being built between 1900 and 1901.

Hesuae77ehrubawpamioed6yfkqns2thupxnqvsejcrgkcoeosa2hw3bnpotxfcr7f0zoncahm9llnkiuxjidem9kh I Rvgkkave4ifgxxrpbblh5uu4y886vlpw6sp3othycln6tki2fbcpa
Photo Courtesy: Teemu08/Wikipedia

This house competes with the Willits House, built at the same time, for the honor of being the first Prairie Style home designed to Wright’s specifications. Wright was inspired by the natural plant forms of the vegetation of Kankakee when designing this home.

Darwin D. Martin House Complex – Buffalo, New York

When you look at this house, you know immediately that it’s an FLW. The building is so distinctly designed by Wright that it’s even considered the most important work of the first half of Wright’s career, only matched three decades later in significance by Fallingwater.

Z7uo6o5ea Sfaf6u9a 9n Qqqqjm Z0lowkdkqe7xq3zp3veb0qgwbfu Kyq6mbvglfuacxxpxlfxzkcu6xfwts Wzzyizmhbioypagjqjmrrnxuo1ysibjs8tgxpzrfhuz1wwcskxelilsarq
Photo Courtesy: Jack Boucher/Wikipedia

The complex was the home of Darwin D. Martin and family. Wright designed the complex as an integrated composition of connecting buildings that contained the primary building — the house — and a long pergola that connected to the conservatory, a carriage house and a smaller residence for in-laws.


Frank Thomas House – Oak Park, Illinois

Another historic home built in Oak Park is the Frank Thomas House, which was constructed in 1901. Wright himself defined this as the first of the Prairie houses — no matter what others might say — with elevated rooms and no basement. The house includes various other elements that are characteristic of the style.

06ubwlhknbkdezbbr Vvb2swklrsx3ow 9tro0iw7rr6ka1jdtgcvdogigpdaaso9 W Cuicfhmuy5stulifqfh5ffiwbptkfstrdd8q3okggxbdzyfip3ng95fi65w9hf8d4r8cdovh4enoow
Photo Courtesy: IvoShandor/Wikipedia

Some of the distinctly FLW characteristics the house bears include a low roof with wide overhangs, leaded glass windows and central hearths and fireplaces. Wright evoked in his description of the house that it emulates the unity of a blossoming flower, suggesting its complexity and cohesive nature.

Emil Bach House – Chicago, Illinois

Built in the northernmost neighborhood of Chicago on the lake, the Emil Bach house is nestled into the area so unassumingly that many people don’t know it’s there. But if you walk by and you’re familiar with Wright’s work, you’ll likely pause and wonder about it.

Idesxk7 Mxvsjdopapmmp9mkfrij4hybveinryf Vpypm Okbaiubrwm0c Hl3abptxbgbyvuar3jxl2tuga26yedxnc Vyrbwnpcr1ikihtplirs3r5puortjyg 29fonyaooczw5zfxkprza
Photo Courtesy: Jeremy Atherton/Wikipedia

Otherwise, you’ll walk on, never noticing the masterpiece sitting along the busy road. The original owner of the house, Emil Bach, was co-owner of the Bach Brick Company and a great admirer of Wright’s work. The house was built in 1915 but has changed ownership many times since its construction.

Ward W. Willits House – Highland Park, Illinois

The Ward W. Willits House was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1901 in Highland Park, a northeast suburb of Chicago. This is one of the houses that’s a contender for the title of "first Prairie house." The plan of the house is cruciate, with four wings that extend out from the central fireplace that Wright so loved to include.

7pqjas Dvcyvayekyhivorariqv3fsaaenji7k9kf2j Qmtvqax6v6kwsesh352squlx5agzevjsifpraqjkwlrdj2hanlqatxt5qpb Zly4aykr1dcvflozh1ngpsr0rqyqs9itjvt H Cwqw
Photo Courtesy: Teemu008/Wikipedia

The stained glass windows, wooden screen dividers and various other elements were also designed by Wright, along with some of the furniture. The house could be viewed as a culmination of Wright’s experimentation leading to the modern Prairie design.


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - New York City, New York

One of Wright’s two most famous building designs is one that receives many more visitors than anything else he’s built, even the famous Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. And that is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Rvkze78xmlznjm55yfljip Yubvnpntiuf6msciut95vtxquirvngm8bmtcf97agah2dulgfewt45hhfy2dhq10nfiheg8ux142rymxlle52zvk2frlobabt6hc0ijl90gtooa7enk9e9zvs G
Photo Courtesy: Jean-Christophe BENOIST/Wikipedia

Wright designed the building in the 1950s, not long before his death. The building was completed in 1959 when the museum moved in. The cylindrical building was conceived by Wright to be a "temple of the spirit." The unique ramp gallery helps to make it one of the most stunning and recognizable museums in the world.

Maynard Buehler House – Orinda, California

The Maynard Buehler House is a Usonian home designed by Wright in 1948. "Usonian" is a word that describes Wright’s vision for how American buildings should look — streamlined and built using an area’s native materials to blend in with the environment. It was made for Katie and Maynard Buehler of Orinda, California, from a steel frame with redwood panel cladding and cinder blocks.

Cfgcmlhqqnhrqvrqxwrh4jo78 Fa9psslmjthfughy04nwkhgefajsgyd5vhxpqo0ktakzlwjqusp70ivxaetx0tty0of6d1uvlhavhpi4qi Lrrmk5497s3xfsxavuvrhsydcnxhwpnwegrvg
Photo Courtesy: Sanfranman59/Wikipedia

The home is an L-shaped structure, with the long leg of the L being the wing where the three bedrooms and small workshop are located. At the hinge of the building, the small kitchen with beautiful wood cabinets serves the family. The shorter end of the "L" houses the common rooms.

Malcolm Willey House – Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Malcolm Willey House was designed and built for an administrator at the University of Minnesota and his wife in 1934. Wright named the home "Gardenwall." The house was commissioned by the family via a letter written by Willey’s wife asking Wright to design a "creation of art" for about $8,000.

Idgjxl3jpp1ueqczycglqvezj9cjl2il7uowpnr1yd6lrftpkmwgk0ujuko0ny6so Tvgnym7herrfuyd97b5rofmlkemrq3c7koivxnravw3522fumhisjwg3s9cjljcvjdmzkx Q 4qilpnw
Photo Courtesy: Frenchz/Wikipedia

The design actually used for the house was the second design that Wright conceived for the Willeys; the first design would’ve wound up costing more than the family could afford. The home also ended up costing $10,000, which the family decided was worth it.


Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House – Madison, Wisconsin

This house is commonly referred to as "Jacobs I" because it’s not the only house Wright designed for the couple. The house was built in 1937 and is considered his first Usonian home. The house is southwest of downtown Madison, Wisconsin, and is a modest-looking single-story structure.

Gwdjmdcyutugs8i3vkwmoin5g33ho1lxqclowetcoutk Onpqjlvn2szal21tvfccpqt5slbj 0k6 Zie7wvyy2jx02lpgzkedko Jczsqbsolfd8shdbiuch8 Xpjxk8i9focghzfd Ncymfg
Photo Courtesy: James Steakley/Wikipedia

The exterior is also made up of horizontal boards with glass doors that open from the rear of the house. The house isn’t large at only 1,500 square feet, and it has only two bedrooms. This makes it one of the more modest designs commissioned from Mr. Wright.

Hanna–Honeycomb House – Stanford, California

The Hanna-Honeycomb, or Hanna House, is located on the Stanford campus in California. This was Wright’s first work in the Bay Area and his first non-rectangular structure. Construction on the building started in 1937, and the building expanded over the next 25 years into what it is today.

3g2ucpcey Q5zdskinuig9mjsems2ne 43bvjljjzd Fsfisfvlnpbgcdcud8ggafwjtpixxjngh1tip8zkfl5jyo7hassif Y2gcywpljuvc5mu3ojwui8rwxh Rltfzm0quvdw7jwwr7r7oa
Photo Courtesy: Daniel Hartwig/Flickr

This is the first and best example of Wright’s innovative hexagonal design, which is patterned after the honeycombs of bees. The house includes numerous tiled terraces and built-in furnishings incorporating Wright’s polygonal modules that create a more open flow.

The Romeo and Juliet Windmill – Wyoming, Wisconsin

Wright designed this wooden structure for the town of Wyoming, Wisconsin. It was commissioned in 1896 by Wright’s aunts, Jane and Ellen Lloyd Jones, who needed a working wind pump to provide water for the Hillside Home School.

X 4zzku7cplgjo3zd6szbgpe6lxr0masnrutzgixvirfwvw6flwz5xtm1wmrfue6jrqadzhonjzh82jmhibaeesf027truduic8q Ouu2xzkgnrvsidsxu08be1u3i31w Arzfggij332ijoig
Photo Courtesy: Romeo and Juliet Windmill/Wikipedia

The design of the building includes a diamond-shaped portion that intersects with a balcony section that sits on an octagonal structure, which is only accessible via interior stairs. The windmill has two parts to the design: the lozenge-shaped tower, which is named "Romeo," and the octagonal tower, which is named "Juliet."


Rosenbaum House – Florence, Alabama

This single-family house was designed for Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum of Florence, Alabama. It’s an example of Wright’s Usonian house concept and is the only Wright building in Alabama. Wright scholar John Sergeant calls this the "purest" Usonian example.

Ue1 Hpuqvdmidhhwnzekt6xdzjx5wawnuhm2gukhtghgbro1df3duhpcznbuk7q Tzkymeivmoqdlsk21xae9tgor9ms5 O Qgovgafylwb6 1z9isdxvfx5yamumryuwujzwago8ackgatwyw
Photo Courtesy: Mmdoogie/Wikipedia

The couple commissioned Wright to build their home after both had read Wright’s biography and a cover story on the man in Time magazine. The newlyweds contacted Wright and asked him to create their home on the empty lot they’d been given in Florence.

Robert P. Parker House – Oak Park, Illinois

This is another one of the bootleg houses that Wright designed while he was working for Sullivan and Adler, who forbade moonlighting work. The Parker House is fairly similar to the Thomas H. Gale House and was built on a speculative basis for Wright’s neighbor, Walter Gale, in 1892.

Awvzbfl8mvstyo8jkksjvdjgcs B1d0nokxm3wanylxygp2b3dazkvmfmiyqrpi4sddfiiyexgrz4carnvth6o5newmuoifubr0isgmb7sofptdifaarktz My9ultrsqi9uhblamexnlzwz7a
Photo Courtesy: IvoShandor/Wikipedia

Gale sold the house to Parker the following year. When Sullivan found out about Wright designing this house and the two other bootlegs, he fired Wright, which only allowed Wright to further design and create more homes and buildings.

Chauncey L. Williams Residence – River Forest, Illinois

This Roman brick and plaster home was designed and built in 1895, making it one of Wright’s earliest Chicago commissions. The house reflects the influence of Japanese design, which Wright strongly admired.

63qfrbyaqx Ivtvspk27y6oxaoh9e7v3lla2jiidviibasc0egcmlazute Iayfoftsdmkgwhlap7t5iups9yrgyijiaf3wzx7dmouxws3qw Vq5dmhrz8s7cmv93q54eof1kozjzr4ovo Vmw
Photo Courtesy: Oak Park Cycle Club/Wikipedia

Williams, the original owner, was a member of a wealthy Midwest family. The two men attended the University of Wisconsin together and remained friends afterward. Williams commissioned his skilled friend to design this home, which, unlike Japanese structures, was built to accommodate Williams’ 6-foot 4-inch height.


William and Jessie M. Adams House – Chicago, Illinois

This house was built in the South Side area of Chicago long before it was the South Side neighborhood we know today. Wright designed it around 1900, and construction was completed in 1901. The two-story house has a square shape and brick-faced first floor with double-hung windows, which Wright disdained, making this an unusual design for him.

U7klnhkf Ew8bzcga C5ktg6mitopasmxxn4cgsmpgrxt8qph Tvp4jvltopubjfaeqhbi8bhmvmmrqsucljmri5aketenm N6qb2xe C0iqnliswozsnhheipzfnyvdob4tapfbmcjwubo17a
Photo Courtesy: Zol87/Wikipedia

Scholars speculate that this feature means that it may not have been completely designed by the famous architect but by William Adams with Wright’s assistance. Wright’s name is on the original drawings, and the low, wide-hanging roof indicates his contribution.

Nathan G. Moore House – Oak Park, Illinois

The Nathan G. Moore House, or Moore-Dugal Residence, is another house in Oak Park that Wright designed. The house was originally completed in 1895 in the Tudor Revival style, which Nathan Moore requested for his property.

Houjismm N01 Zvud7bx Ofexpe Swgenwazn Romnxvdlhwnf4awfrnewxlupj9ximocj9zanav Obmlvzv4xjoak1rsagssgw5ent5qvaeuasg 471tvm5kfujt6j5crpgtzxqlnb6ydau2g
Photo Courtesy: J. Crocker/Wikipedia

Wright did as he was asked but always disliked the stylistic elements of the house. In 1922, a fire gave Wright the chance to redesign the home into something he preferred more, though it was still Tudoresque. He was able to add Sullivanesque and Mayan details, which remain intact today.

Isidore H. Heller House – Chicago, Illinois

Located in the Hyde Park community of Chicago, the Isidore H. Heller House stands out a bit from the other homes in the area. You might not immediately recognize it as a Wright home, but without too much thought, you’ll get there as you observe its lines.

Tfbzhjtulnh Evoqdxticiv Mc2qp7yu81atiw9eocomvm85ljkroczg6l67bgvs9b8px 4s7fsz7iudjc96u4sh4jj2njnmowl9rrnwkj7bn6qljiqw Bkeyxfvyarur7z7iuhb5dh0wmziea
Photo Courtesy: Harold Allen/Wikipedia

This house is credited as one of the turning points in Wright’s career, representing a shift into the geometric designs of the Prairie School architecture he’s so famous for. The building is defined by its horizontal lines, hipped roofs with overhanging eaves and windows grouped in horizontal bands.


Harrison P. Young House – Oak Park, Illinois

The Harrison P. Young House is, admittedly, one of the more "ordinary-looking" homes that Wright designed. The reason? It wasn’t actually built from Wright’s original design, but instead, he remodeled it during the early stage of his career in 1895.

Mcvffyabmvozm4wxqt74mt3gynnsfvcyjmzcdh57uxhmv Ik Lsdenlyc0hji5brx1 9qnumfgkqjznysn Pbydrbl05505wk4sj V1yocdfkasj2zci0lgvx1hn57kxxxg5gk85ibig3pw60a
Photo Courtesy: IvoShandor/Wikipedia

The remodel didn’t change the total appearance of the house, but it did add a number of Wright’s pioneering elements, including several early Prairie-style designs. The remodel also involved setting the home back another 16 feet from the street and adding a porch overhanging the driveway.

George W. Smith House – Oak Park, Illinois

Another early home built in Wright’s own neighborhood is the George W. Smith House, which belonged to a Marshall Field and Company salesman. It was designed not as a mansion or massive home but as a humble, low-cost home for the working man.

7d4rgz9x8atsijeu8kis5khfr7ew3zmi Oy35b1apkogs0wcgjevxzbylrhlfaahpvllopehszwz8nx4fq8b5j8gsq3c16ljolg0kdryzm5u I4icptcrpawp O9rzrxvotw7w6k35kequekyw
Photo Courtesy: IvoShandor/Wikipedia

The house was not originally designed for Smith, but rather for engineer and inventor Charles E. Roberts as part of a series of low-cost homes. It also wasn’t built at the time of its design but a decade later.

Avery Coonley House – Riverside, Illinois

The Avery Coonley House, sometimes referred to as the Coonley Estate, was designed by Wright and constructed between 1908 and 1912. This is a residential estate along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Riverside, Illinois, and is made up of several buildings Wright designed.

L9ma3jb5g5njomfp1s4n30hjxcfoyjvtuimgjsea Zzbxlnplumsdt2gkt Rv1ebpf1 Efkuy86bszzgjip5k5t8t2lsjeti3wwymnakwfb8yq5ouchnotkkoqui6g10ntsjtmy6crwdshabgg
Photo Courtesy: Public Domain/Wikipedia

This is one of the very few full estates that Wright developed during his career, and it happens to be one of the largest and most elaborate Prairie School homes ever built. This home is also the first example of Wright’s zoned plan, featuring three distinct living areas.


Rollin Furbeck House – Oak Park, Illinois

The Rollin Furbeck House is considered a major transitional work for Wright. His former designs were either square or rectangular, but this is one of his earliest cruciform-pinwheel layout designs. The arrangement allows for abundant natural lighting.

Ulaszn88pmtlyp0lltcs Eun Yegkali Magarugumjnvrug 8lb 1xrr64ylgxhlmqk Fsubzxqqk4dn8qsjxuvrq Gouek6f9asgvgoorgyzu6yoy0hsqn3w17syachmy Byf3 2bugvbzg
Photo Courtesy: Zol87/Wikipedia

This particular design created a sense of extra space where there wasn’t much and used woodwork to impart the effect of coziness and warmth. Some of Wright’s other early characteristics are still present though, like the diamond-paned windows.

Fallingwater – Stewart Township, Pennsylvania

Probably the most famous structure Wright designed, Fallingwater in rural southwest Pennsylvania is a beautiful example of using natural design and geometric shapes to create a home that stands apart from anything else you’ll probably ever see.

Photo Courtesy: Carol M. Highsmith/Wikipedia

The house is so stunning and unique that it’s been listed many times as one of the most important things to see before you die, Wright’s most beautiful design and the "best all-time work of an American architect," according to the American Institute of Architects.

Lewis Spring House – Tallahassee, Florida

During the 1950s when Wright was getting on in years, he met a couple from North Florida who adored his designs. "We have a lot of children and not much money," they told him. Wright agreed to design a house for them if they would "find [their] ground."

Dm2uztyzcubygtayslkc0ukeq8f7llluaw4dvvpnfdb004sh2oog8jaxu Zvlvyoe2ayloyiakjmlvq6vezyqyaubzubndtgg O2je7vh1omewikw7pntqrkpgdq76fan Pfqcke Qzpowl32a
Photo Courtesy: RitaJPike/Wikipedia

Two years later, the couple found a 10-acre lot in Tallahassee and let Wright know. He designed for them the Lewis Spring House, a home with rounded walls that somewhat resemble a football in shape. This is one of two "pod" houses Wright designed and the only private residence he created in Florida.