I just finished Loving Frank – what an amazing read. Journalist Nancy Horan manages to get inside not just Frank Lloyd Wright’s head but also Mamah Borthwick – the woman he loved. I wont give away too much – just be prepared for a major twist at the end. I was reading the book as Wright’s beautiful Ennis house in Los Angeles came onto the market. I had driven past this masterpiece inspired by Mayan architecture a few years ago and it was in need of a lot of love. The FLW Foundation has spent millions restoring it and it is now on the market for around $15 million. It’s one of those amazing opportunities – like the sale of the Kaufmann house in Palm Springs. Just wish I had a lazy $15 mill floating around!
This is why I love America. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is holding a fantasy camp for architecture enthusiasts. It’s $900 for a week-long camp held at the FLW home and studio in Chicago (above). You work with architects to design anything you like – that much talked about kitchen reno, a studio for the backyard. Best of all – no experience required.
Lego continues to expand its architecture series. Check out the new Frank Lloyd Wright buildings – Falling Water and the Guggenheim. Nice tie in with the FLW exhibition at the Guggenheim. According to a Wired magazine article Lego was near bankruptcy. I had no idea. (Thanks, Brian for the heads up).
This amazing house by Frank Lloyd Wright is for sale through Crosby Doe . It’s up for $7.7 million. Which seems oddly inexpensive. I don’t have $7.7m but this place is such a gem.