Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Cheney House - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright's 1903 Cheney House, built for Edwin Cheney and his wife Mamah Borthwick Cheney in the booming Chicago suburb of Oak Park, where Wright himself lived. The house is all on one level above grade , not the only unsual feature in a turn-of-the-century house -- and not unlike the small pavilion it resembles, it is set under a sheltering hip roof upon a raised podium.

Wright seemed to put his heart into this small house, almost literally. As some of you may know, Mamah Borthwick only lived in the house for a few years before she left for Florence with her architect . . .

LINKS: Mamah Borthwick - Wikipedia

TAGS: Architecture, History

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