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January 31, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A compound built in the early 1930s by film director Frank Lloyd is on the market in Topanga at $4.3 million. The 9-acre property, which has 360-degree views of the mountains, ocean and Santa Catalina Island, contains the original main house, carriage house and guesthouse. The main house features seven wood-burning fireplaces, a billiards room, a library and a walk-in refrigerator. Four bedrooms and five bathrooms lie in nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. Lloyd, who died at 74 in 1960, was a founder and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
March 25, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
What do products like Raid and Pledge have to do with architect Frank Lloyd Wright? Plenty. Headquarters for brand maker SC Johnson in Racine, Wis., are housed inside Wright-designed buildings that look as modern as the 20th-century day they were built. Now, for the first time, the company plans to offer visitor tours in spring. The company is accepting reservations for free tours on Fridays and Saturdays that will be offered from May 2 through Sept. 27. In the 1930s, H.F. Johnson, son of the company's founder, sought out Wright to build the company's "lily-pad style" Administrative Building.
November 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Topanga compound built in the early 1930s by Oscar-winning film director Frank Lloyd has sold for $3.85 million. The nine-acre property includes the original main house, a carriage house and a guesthouse. The main house features seven wood-burning fireplaces, a billiards room, a library and a walk-in refrigerator. There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms and about 4,900 square feet of living space. Lloyd, who died at 74 in 1960, was a founder and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
April 10, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Paolo Soleri, an Italian-born architect who created a visionary prototype for a new kind of ecologically sensitive city in the remote Arizona desert four decades ago, only to watch the suburban sprawl he detested begin to creep near it in recent years, has died. He was 93. Soleri died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., according to an official with the architect's foundation . PHOTOS: Paolo Soleri | 1919-2013 A onetime apprentice at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West compound on the edge of Scottsdale, Ariz., Soleri founded his own desert settlement, called Arcosanti, in 1970 at a site roughly 70 miles north of downtown Phoenix.
July 13, 2003 | Cynthia Mines, Special to The Times
It was June 1968, the summer after seventh grade. My friend Carol and I were tucked in the back seat of her parents' Dodge and full of giggles on our first trip east of the Mississippi. But then we reached Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home atop a waterfall in the Allegheny Mountains near Pittsburgh, and our giggling stopped. We walked down the wooded path to the entrance, a light mist falling, the house's long, horizontal layers casting a spell and demanding reverence.
Twenty-one years ago, August Brown bought a neglected white elephant of a Frank Lloyd Wright house and, with his own money and a flair for promotion, gave it a future. His monumental home on a cliff in Los Feliz is known worldwide, but its future is again threatened. Only this time, prominent supporters of the house say, the threat may be Brown himself.
November 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
Beginning today, visitors to Fallingwater will be able to see where Wright went wrong. Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural classic has long been praised as the pinnacle of organic design. But stress problems have put it under the risk of collapsing into the creek below in a heap of sandstone and concrete.
June 24, 1999 | MIMI AVINS
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's personal life was so full of scandal, chaos and high drama that it's remarkable how peaceful his creations could be. The design team from Schumacher, the wallpaper and textile company, sought to capture the sense of serenity and love of nature evident at Wright's last home and architectural laboratory, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the company's 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.
The Storer House in Hollywood, an important Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, has come on the market. An example of his pre-Columbian or early Modernist architecture, it is one of four houses in L.A. built by the late architect using patterned concrete blocks. Designed in 1922 for homeopathic physician John Storer and built in 1923, it is owned by Joel Silver, producer of the "Lethal Weapon" films and such other movies as "The Matrix" (1999) and "13 Ghosts" (2001).
November 12, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son is back on the Phoenix market, part of the latest confrontation between preservationists and owners over how to deal with artistically important properties. A prospective buyer of the house, known as the David and Gladys Wright House, has dropped his bid to buy the 2,500-square-foot building in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Robert Joffe, the agent for the current owner, said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.
October 18, 2012 | By David Ng
Thirteen pieces of furniture designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been acquired by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The organization said that the furniture has been on display since 2009 as part of a long-term loan from the prominent New York collectors Joyce and Erving Wolf. The purchase was made directly from the Wolfs, according to the Huntington. It declined to say how much it paid for the furniture. Funds for the acquisition came from the Huntington's Virginia Steele Scott Acquisition Fund for American Art.    Lloyd Wright designed the furniture in the set for various interiors.
October 5, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
A historic Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix has narrowly escaped being demolished.   The 1952 concrete structure -- which features a sweeping spiral staircase and is set amid orange orchards in the city's Arcadia neighborhood -- was originally designed for Wright's son and daughter-in-law, David and Gladys Wright. Developer 8081 Meridian bought the home in June for $1.8 million, with plans to divide the two-acre plot and destroy the home. The developer says it had been issued a valid demolition permit; the city of Phoenix says whoever issued the permit made a mistake.
September 16, 2012 | By Larry Bleiberg
In the depths of the Depression, architect Frank Lloyd Wright developed a housing style called Usonian. These middle-class homes were meant to be affordable and connected to their setting. They blurred the distinction between indoors and out, featuring plenty of glass, extended roofs and a carport (a word Wright coined). The Rosenbaum House in Florence, Ala., has been called the purest example of the Usonian style. Why it's a treasure: When newlyweds Mildred and Stanley Rosenbaum moved into their home in 1939, crowds gathered to gawk at the unusual flat-roofed building.
September 16, 2012 | By Alison DaRosa
This 16-room Arts and Crafts masterpiece on the edge of San Diego's Balboa Park was the home of George and Anna Marston and their five children. Marston, a philanthropist, civic leader and owner of the city's premier department store, commissioned architects William S. Hebbard and Irving Gill to build an English Tudor-style home. Mid-project, Gill visited his old friend Frank Lloyd Wright and was inspired to change the design. The result is this 1905 Craftsman masterpiece. Why it's a treasure: The design was cutting edge then, and it's still relevant today, with rooftop copper pipes for solar water heating and a cistern that recycles rainwater for the gardens.
September 14, 2012 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pedro E. Guerrero, a photographer whose early work with architect Frank Lloyd Wright sparked a long, distinguished career in the worlds of fine art and glossy magazines, died Thursday. He was 95. Guerrero died at his home in Florence, Ariz., said his daughter Susan Guerrero. He had battled cancer for several years. Unlike his more famous contemporary, Julius Shulman, whose photographs of Southern California's modern architecture have formed an indelible, collective image of Los Angeles' progressive mid-20th-century lifestyle, Guerrero became known for interpreting a single architect's vision.
April 10, 1988
Last spring you published a letter extolling the beauty and peacefulness of Fiddleback Manor near the charming town of Port Orford in southern Oregon. This lovely Frank Lloyd Wright-type home was everything we read--panoramic view of the spectacular coastline, sheltered site cut into the hill, 10 parklike acres, close to good restaurants and art shops. My wife and I recently stayed there and we agree that Fiddleback certainly is a place worth visiting. The cost is about about $850 a week and reservations can be made by calling (503)
February 26, 2011
3 Ennis house's ranking in the Home section's 2008 landmark houses survey, behind the Rudolph Schindler's Kings Road house in West Hollywood and Richard Neutra's Kaufmann house in Palm Springs 3 Number of generations of Wrights involved in the house: Frank Lloyd designed it, son Lloyd supervised construction and grandson Eric Lloyd managed some renovations 4 Number of years Charles Ennis lived in the house before he died ...
September 5, 2012 | By David Ng
The archives of architect Frank Lloyd Wright have found a new home -- two homes, to be precise -- in New York. The archives have been jointly acquired by the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation said it will retain all copyright and intellectual-property responsibility for the late architect's work. Under the agreement, the complete physical archives will be transferred to Columbia and MoMA. Columbia will receive the paper-based material from the archive, including drawings and Wright's personal and professional correspondence.
August 25, 2012 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Barack Obama had his Greek columns. Mitt Romney is turning to Frank Lloyd Wright. When the Republican National Convention begins Monday inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, a 19,500-seat arena in Tampa, Fla., that's home during hockey season to the NHL's Lightning, the stage will be crowded with large video screens framed in wood. Actually the "wood" will be made of vinyl and various laminates, but it'll read on television as cherry, mahogany and walnut. The inspiration for the set, said Jim Fenhagen, lead production designer for the convention, is Wright's residential architecture, which often featured long horizontal bands of wood-framed windows.
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