Built for the Walters family the Cedar Rock home is open for tours. They allow pictures so it's well documentedonline. That second link is from this guy who has a 'FLW Road Trip' site with trip reports and pictures of many more FLW homes. I would so love to do that one day.
Someone has gone through a lot of effort to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house in virtual reality of Half Life. Digital Urban has posted a video walk-through for those of us not able to log onto half-life and check it out. I'm not sure how accurate it is having never been there in person, however it is very detailed and even has the sound of the creek. (Link)
What does Frank Lloyd Wright and movie producer Joel Silver have in common. How about a house? The Storer House, to be exact. Taking advantage of its Los Angeles location, this house has been in numerous films and tv shows. Gridskipper has the details on where to find this beauty if you're ever in the LA area and want to sneak a peak.
It's always heart warming to read about another Frank Lloyd Wright home that has been rescued from owners who either can't or won't maintain it properly. The NY Times has just such a story.
Houses by famous architects are notoriously impractical. So when Frank and Jeanne Cretella bought the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in New York City three years ago, they were worried that the roof might leak. As it turned out, "there were more than 50 leaks," Mr. Cretella said of the Staten Island house.
Alas, I've neglected this site and missed FLW's birthday too. While I organize photos from my trip to Talesin West, please check out this marvelous restoration project on The Boulter House in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Right now is a real hectic time in my life. We've sold our home and are moving cross country. There is so much to be done, including packing, saying goodbyes, finding a place to live, and even planning a trip cross country. When we arrive in Orlando my wife and I really want to find an architecturally interesting place to live. Possibly a craftsman style bungalow or something just a little more modern.
This is why I'm so excited that in our drive across country we'll get to stop in Scottsdale Arizona and visit Taliesin West, one of two Frank Lloyd Wright residences open to the public. I'll be sure to report from the scene, but in the meantime I'm enjoying researching his architecture and design online.
There is Teller's, of Penn and Teller, 1995 essay on Fallingwater (this is what the internet is good at!). Ken Burns, the film documentarian, has a film with a website on FLW. This site has an excellent list of other online resources to explore. Of course, if I spent all my time researching this I won't get anything else done.
So why start a website now. Because I'm learning so much and I'm excited to share it all with you. But now, back to packing for me. Note: Due to the busy schedule the next few days might be slow in posting. I apologize for that ahead of time.