Friday, 16 September 2011

John C. Pew house – Frank Lloyd Wright

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FLWPew3FLWPew2Elevated on its site to overlook Lake Mendota (". . .probably the only house in Madison, Wisconsin,” said Wright, “that recognizes beautiful Lake Mendota, my boyhood lake") this is a relatively early house in Wright’s mature “Usonian” style.

FLWPew4Built by Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship in 1940 for John and Ruth Pew using lapped cypress boards and local stone, it cost just US$7,850 (around US$120,000) in today’s diluted money).

They finally sold it in 1983, and it was sold again in 2006 -- for US$1.5 million.

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