Famous Homes on the Market
Ever since the Georgian mansion from Home Alone went on the market in May, we've wondered about the other iconic houses for sale. We’ve gathered a short list of notable nests with a modern feel, from a classic Frank Lloyd Wright in Houston to Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house. Whether you’re on a house hunt or just want to window shop, take a peek at these masterpieces.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust presents Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago—a new bus tour featuring exterior interpretations and interior tours of the world-renowned architect’s most famous Chicago designs. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago begins Saturday, October 29 and will operate every Saturday through November 19. The three hour tour begins at 9 a.m. and starts and ends at the historic JW Marriott (151 West Adams St., Chicago). Led by architectural historian Jean L. Guarino, the bus tour includes nearly two decades of Wright’s work in downtown Chicago, Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and Oak Park, IL.
The JW Marriott is offering a special Frank Lloyd Wright package with discounted room rates, the bus tour, complimentary cocktails for two and discounts at Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust museum shops. Tickets are $50 for Preservation Trust members and $55 for non-members.
- From Luis Barragán's Mexico City residence to the Alvar Aalto House in Helsinki, we share ten architects' dwellings that are now museums.
Fifty years after the realization of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned design, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum brings together sixty-four projects designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, including privately commissioned residences, civic and government buildings, religious and performance spaces, as well as unrealized urban mega-structures. Presented on the spiral ramps of Wright’s museum through a range of mediums—including more than 200 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings, many of which are on view to the public for the first time, as well as newly commissioned models and digital animations—Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward illuminates Wright’s pioneering concepts of space and reveals the architect’s continuing relevance to contemporary design.
- In 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright hired 22-year-old Pedro Guerrero to be Taliesin West’s resident photographer, the start of a collaborative bond that would last until Wright’s death in 1959.
- Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.
- A chat with William McDonough, Ray Kappe, Glen Small, and others on the history of sustainable architecture.
- Got a spare $7.7 million? Then please buy Frank Lloyd Wright's newly restored Millard House, aka La Miniatura, and open it up on weekends for the public.
Architectural historians and practitioners discuss the contemporary relevance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “The New World” essay published in the Architectural Record in 1927.