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RV Life Magazine: Taliesin West — Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home

From the writers at RV Life Magazine.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the permanent acquisition of a Frank Lloyd Wright house at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. I mentioned that I had once visited another of the famous architect’s preserved houses in Alabama.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture stands all across the United States. He designed the original Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis., as his home in 1911. From that time until his death in 1959, Wright lived in the home and continuously changed the structure and the surrounding landscape, which included buildings that he had designed for his family.

However, Wright, forever the visionary, determined to build a winter home and architectural school in the Sonoran Desert at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Ariz. In 1937, he and his apprentices scooped up desert rubble stone to build a sprawling estate integrating indoor and outdoor spaces. Wright described the set of low buildings as “the surrounding landscape, rearranged and propped up to make shelters.”

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