Wright's Florida College Design

3 Frank Lloyd Wright Works We Love

Frank Lloyd Wright had a long and prolific career spanning more than 70 years, and brought American architecture to the forefront of the world view. His craftsmanship was pristine and visionary, strongly influenced by the natural world, while embracing technology’s ability to make design universally accessible.

Wright designed every sort of structure imaginable, and often additionally designed the interior elements like furniture and fixtures such as stained glass.  He pioneered the Prairie School movement in American architecture, famous for sleek horizontal lines, broad overhanging eaves, and overall integration into the landscape.

Take a peek at our top three selections for architectural wonders designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that have dazzled the world.

 

 

Fallingwater

Built in 1939, Fallingwater is likely Wright’s most famous work. Perched atop a rushing waterfall nestled into the forest, this summer escape in Pennsylvania draws millions of visitors year round.

Fallingwater Forest View
Fallingwater Forest View
Photograph courtesy of History Lists
Open Entryway
Open Entryway
Photograph courtesy of History Lists
Windowed Surfaces
Windowed Surfaces
Photograph courtesy of Cnet
Stone Kitchen
Stone Kitchen
Photograph courtesy of Cnet
Wide Open Living
Wide Open Living
Photograph courtesy of History Lists

Wayfarer’s Chapel

A natural sanctuary of stone and glass, situated on sweeping landscapes of the shores of Palos Verdes on the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by groves of towering redwood trees.

The Renowned Glass Church
The Renowned Glass Church
Visit Wayfarer’s Chapel
Ceiling Detail
Ceiling Detail
Photograph courtesy of Yelp
Wayfarer's Exterior
Wayfarer’s Exterior
Photograph courtesy of Trip Advisor
Vintage Postcard Aerial View
Vintage Postcard Aerial View
Photograph courtesy of South Bay Cities
Vintage Postcard, Wayfarer Wedding
Vintage Postcard, Wayfarer Wedding
Photograph courtesy of Wright Chat

The Hollyhock House

Completed in 1921, the splendor of this rigorous composition is unparalleled. A hollyhock is a genus of about 60 flowering plants, also known as Alcea, and are what inspired the aesthetic of this house and the surrounding landscapes.

Fountains and Pergolas
Fountains and Pergolas
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
A view of the colonnade and steps to the second-level terrace
A view of the colonnade and steps to the second-level terrace
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
Wright's Glass Designs
Wright’s Glass Designs
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
Stained-glass windows facing the entry pergola
Stained-glass windows facing the entry pergola
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
Elaborately designed interior structures and lighting
Elaborately designed interior structures and lighting
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
Ornamental Stone
Ornamental Stone
Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest

 

Do you enjoy visionary architecture? Take a look at our favorite Mid-Century Modern homes in Palm Springs, California!

 

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