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LEGACY PROJECTS – IN ORDER OF STATE.   Based on info from Wright Chat contributors, plus some of my own limited original research

 

“Legacy projects” are projects that were designed by Wright but built after his death.  They may or may not have been authorized by his successors.

 

Site

Year

Name/based on

Notes & links – info provided by contributors to Wright Chat – not my original research

 

 

 

 

AZ

1950

First Christian Church (1972) – 6750 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ - based on Southwest Christian Seminary (1950) - Glendale, AZ

OFFICIAL WEBSITENews article 

AZ

1971

Arthur and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (1971) - Scottsdale, AZ – based on Ralph Jester (1938) - Palos Verdes, CA

[The good folks over at PrairieMod posted a link to a great virtual tour of the unbuilt FLW design for the Jester House.]

Bracketed information is from Wright Chat contributors

AZ

1981

Bendheim House - Phoenix, AZ (1981) - (demolished 2004) – based on Lloyd Burlingame "Pottery House" (1940) - El Paso, TX

 

AZ

1983

Pinnacle Peak West Clubhouse (1983) – Subdivision Office: 3901 E Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix Arizona 85050 - based on San Marcos Water Gardens (1927) - Chandler, AZ

Paradise Peak West

AZ

2004

Frank Lloyd Wright Spire (2004) - Southeast corner of Scottsdale Boulevard and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ - based on Arizona State Capitol Spire (1957) - Phoenix, AZ

Frank Lloyd Wright Spire article  - Built at an intersection of public roads; it is surrounded by a sculpture garden

CA

1975

Joe Feldman Residence (1975) – 13 Mosswood Road, Berkeley, CA - based on Lewis N Bell (1939) - Los Angeles, CA

Feldman House articleDetailed article in neighborhood association newsletter  The house had original FLW furnishings in its early years; those furnishings were donated to the V&A in London

CA

2000

Gold Mountain Country Club/Nakoma Golf Resort (2000) – 348 Bear Run, Clio, CA 96106 - based on Nakoma Clubhouse (1924) - Madison, WI

Nakoma Golf Resort

HI

1995

Sandy Sims House (1995) - Kamuela, HI - based on Gibbons Gray Cornwell (also found as “Cornwall”) (1954) - West Goshen, PA

Sims House article

 

Article about rental of this house in Hawaii 

HI

2000

Waikapu Valley Country Club (2000) – Executive office: 2500 Honoapiilani Highway, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793 - based on Robert Windfohr (1949) - Fort Worth, TX & Arthur Miller (1957) - Roxbury, CT

King Kamehameha Golf Club – [I traveled to Maui in September and visited the King Kamehameha Golf Club. "Blown-up" doesn't begin to describe it.   As I understand it, this was originally to be a home for Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe in Roxbury, CT. The Club web site mentions a 7,000 sq. ft. home that was to be built here in Fort Worth, Texas? 7,000 sq. ft. seems massive for a Usonian. A gentleman working the pro shop said the planned home to be around 3,600 sq. ft. Any insight for the planned building would be welcomed.
I've posted some pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/howardcan/ BBuck]

Bracketed information is from Wright Chat contributors

 

The original plans were for 7000 square feet. The clubhouse is 74,000 square feet.

 

MI

1985

Whiteford-Haddock (1985) – 3935 Holden Dr., Ann Arbor, MI – based on Edith Carlson (1940) - Superior, WI; Wikipedia article says it is based on based on the unbuilt Roy Peterson House 1941

 

MN

1971

Donald E. and Virginia Lovness Cottage (1971) - Stillwater, MN - based on Seth Peterson Cottage (1958) - Lake Delton, WI

panoramic view of Lovness Cottage interior -

MN

2007

Christopher Ljungkull and James Seidl Cottage (2007) St. Croix, MN - based on Donald E. and Virginia Lovness Cottage C (1959) - Stillwater, MN /

images of Christopher Ljungkull and James Seidl Cottage

NM

1984

Klotsche-Soiero Residence (1984) - Santa Fe, NM - based on Lloyd Burlingame "Pottery House" (1940) - El Paso, TX

OFFICIAL WEBSITE & Article on Klotsche "Pottery House"  [I am currently assisting in creating a web site for the Klotsche-Soiero Residence, and have come up with some info that may interest you. The initial date of the start of construction seems to have been in mid 1982, based upon information in the article. The date on the article is Jan. 01 1984, and from the descriptions it seems that it would have taken around 18 months to finish. The home is still owned by the Soieros, and is currently being refurbished. The detailing of the home seems to be very much in keeping with the original plans, despite the fact that it was enlarged from 2400 to 4900 square feet. Altogether it doesn't have the feeling of having much deviation from the original plans, although I have only seen the TA plans for this particular build. The other version of this - the Bendheim House in Phoenix, has apparently been demolished. From some images I found online it had been given a much more modern interior treatment, not unpleasant but definitely not authentic Wright. ]

Bracketed information is from Wright Chat contributors


The web site for the Klotsche-Soiero Residence is:
http://www.flw-potteryhouse.com
[I will be photographing the house in the upcoming weeks and adding more information to the site.]  [I just learned that there is a six page article about the Klotsche "Pottery House" in issue #41 (August/September - 1987 - pp 26-31) of "Fine Homebuilding" magazine. No telling if back issues are available, but it might be worth trying to contact Taunton Press - and/or keep a search going for it on eBay.]

Bracketed information is from Wright Chat contributors

 

The only extant FLW design from adobe.

NY

Planning stages

Filling station – Buffalo Transportation/Pierce Arrow Museum, 263 Michigan Ave. at 201 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY 14203.  Based on gas station design for Buffalo, NY

article  -OFFICIAL WEBSITE

NY

2004

Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004) – Forest Lawn cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209 - based on Blue Sky Burial Terrace (1928) - Buffalo, NY

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

NY

2007

Fontana Rowing Boathouse (2007) – 1 Rotary Row, Buffalo, NY14201 - based on Yahara Boat Club (1902) - Madison, WI

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

NY

2007

Joseph Massaro House (2007) - Petra Island, Lake Mahoupac, NY - based on Chahroudi House (1950) - Petra Island, Lake Mahoupac, NY

Massaro House wikipedia page –Not an approved project; labeled as “inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright” as part of settlement of lawsuit. Located on an island, and not open to public.

OH

2002

John and Kay Berno House (2002) – 347 Amazon Ave., Cincinnati, OH - based on Sidney Newman (1939) - Lansing, MI

Berno House article –[To add a few additional details: The Berno Legacy Project did use the Newman, 1939 plan with some changes. It was one of several unbuilt designs for a small group of professors in that busy year at Taliesin. However the Berno perf is from the Schuck House designed for South Hadley MA. The Shuck House designs started in 1956 but the building plans they were given were revisions dated '58. The perf in Schuck plan was placed only in the gallery. The Newman House perf, as are most of the Lansing perfs, is very classical with one cut out shape that runs in continuous clerestory bands & also stacked 3 high on the SW & NW sides on the tower. There is also a particularly nice Newman feature of stacked perfs at the entry door. I suspect it looks much more interesting with the Berno's choice of the Schuck perf design than it would have looked with the Newman perf. The Schuck perf had to be elongated to fit the dimensions of that installation and their architect did it proud.]

 

Bracketed information is from Wright Chat contributors

UT

2002

Bob Wright House (2002) - Park City, UT - based on George Dlesk (1956) - Manistee, MI & Louis B. Fredrick (1954) in Barrington Hills, IL (S.376)

The Wright House – Available for rental at $450 to $600/nt.  The location is kept confidential to preserve the privacy of guests.

VA

1984

West House (1984) - 6121 Turkey Run Court, Manassas, VA – based on Vincent J. Scully, Jr. (1947) - New Haven, CT

 

VA

2004

Wayne McBroom Cottage (2004) - Shenanndoah VA - based on Ruth G. Keith (Scheme #2) (1947) - Oakland County, PA

McBroom Cottage article

WI

1996

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (1996) - Madison, WI - based on Monona Terrace Civic Center (1939 - 55) - Madison, WI

OFFICIAL WEBSITEMy Monona Terrace page at FLWright.us

IRELAND

2007

Marc Coleman House (2007) – Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland - Gilbert Wieland (Erdman #2) (1959) - Hagerstown, MD

Coleman House article -

MODEL

1986

Frank Lloyd Wright in the Realm of Ideas - full scale exhibition model house (1986) - (discarded at end of exhibition run in 1990) - based on Gerald Sussman (1955) - Rye, NY

Article halfway down page -

 

 

 

 

 


 

I DID NOT SNAP THESE PHOTOS.  THEY ARE TAKEN BY OTHERS, AND ARE HERE FOR STORAGE PURPOSES ONLY.

 

Photos & drawings: Arthur and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (1971) - Scottsdale, AZ  based on Ralph Jester (1938) - Palos Verdes, CA

 

 

 

 

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Ruth G. Keith (Scheme #2) (1947) - Oakland County, PA / Wayne McBroom Cottage (2004) - Shenanndoah VA - McBroom Cottage article


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Revised 02/17/2015

 

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