Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spring House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright





Last month I had the opportunity to tour the only private residence in Florida designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built during his lifetime. This house is located just about a mile from where I live. Mr. Wright completed the plans in 1952 for George and Clifton Lewis and their family and construction of the house was finished in 1954. Frank Lloyd Wright died in 1959, having never visited the property. The house is in the process of being restored to its former glory after falling into disrepair and they are doing a wonderful job. You can read more about the history of this beautiful house and fundraising efforts to restore it by visiting the Spring House Institute website here. I will show pictures of the inside tomorrow.

Linking up with WEDNESDAY AROUND THE WORLD.

22 comments:

Gunn said...

I like the style, (the architecture) and it fit in so well with the landscape.

Lowell said...

It looks beautiful and fascinating. I'll look forward to your interior pictures. And thanks for you comment on The Villages - I laughed out loud. I think we're pretty much on the same page about a lot of things!

Tanya Breese said...

why is it endangered? can't wait to see the inside!

Aimeecakes said...

An interesting looking house and it looks like its in a fab location!

Revrunner said...

I've been reading about the challenges facing preservationists.

biebkriebels said...

Oh this is so special Lois. We made a few years a go a special tour around the US to see many Frank Lloyd Wright houses but this one we didn't know and haven't seen. We saw the Synagog in Philadelphia which was supposed to be his last work but now I doubt it, and this house could be his last one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hope they don't knock it down Lois. How beautifully it's been designed to blend in with the environment.

TexWisGirl said...

almost noah's ark-ish. :) glad they're saving it!

VP said...

Simple and unique!

Sharon Anck said...

I do love FLW's work and this one is spectacular. I'm so glad it is being restored and preserved.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Tex -- noah's ark indeed!! And how wonderful that it's being saved!!

Annie Bear said...

What a beautiful home and place. The surroundings are just as lovely as the house. I'm so glad it's being restored!

Brooke Neal said...

Looking forward to seeing pics of the inside!

William Kendall said...

It certainly does appeal to me!

RedPat said...

How lucky you were to tour this place! Looking forward to your next post, Lois!

cieldequimper said...

I like it. I hope they find the money...

Birdman said...

Looks like a treehouse designed by FLW. Ha.

Lois Evensen said...

A fascinating place!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great that it's being restored!

Bethany Carson said...

Certainly a unique design!

Stewart M said...

What a great house - would not be good to say 'so long' to this Frank Lloyd Wright.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sandra said...

this house is amazing, and one i have not seen before.