Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Small Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Pope-Leighey House, built in 1940. Cost $7100. 1200 square feet.
Now a part of the National Trust For Historic Preservation.
They wouldn't allow photography inside, but I took these through the windows.
There are 6 tables designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that could be put together for large gatherings.  The chairs are also original FLW designs.

The floor is Cherokee Red colored cement with radiant heat pipes running beneath to heat the house.
An outside overhang with cut out "windows" (similar to our former home in Provo)
The interior and exterior patios are the same elevation.

This home was slated for demolition to make room for a freeway.  The owner sold it to the state and then used the funds to help have it moved to it's current location (3 miles from Mt. Vernon). Unfortunately they built it on marine clay and it started to slide, cracking the foundation.  They spent $730,000 to move it 40 yards.
There are 29 historic sights throughout the United States that are a part of the National Trust For Historic Preservation.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

I love the PL house!

liz canaan roberts said...

what a beautiful house! i want to live in it.

The Baker's Goods said...

Did it give you inspiration?

Ann said...

We can't wait to go see it.