I find Frank Lloyd Wright designs a little oppressive, but…

photo I’m a sucker for a soaring ceiling… Just can’t stand his Hobbit hallways, and less than commodious baths.

14 comments

  1. Luanne

    I can’t believe that you said that about his baths. I live in Phoenix, and the biggest theatre is on the ASU campus–designed apparently by FLW. The women’s bathroom is appalling. Tiny, with about five stalls. There might be more, but this is the one you’re most likely to find as you get out of your seat at intermission. Horrible. And the acoustics are terrible.

    • It seems like design heresy, but I would find it very hard to live in one of his houses… I just don’t like the way he laid things out, funny corners and some low ceilings and some not and circuitous routes through the space. The house that’s pictured here is on three, no four levels, and on a hillside, and I felt like leaving a trail of breadcrumbs so I could find my way back to the front door.

      • Luanne

        I couldn’t live there either. I’m fascinated by his design style and think he was a trendsetter, but I couldn’t live there. We have Taliesin-West out here, but I used to live in the midwest where there are a lot of FLW homes.

  2. George Kaplan

    Gosh! Look at the way the light streams into that room! Funnily enough, Ian Holm adores those hallways… 😉 (yep, a reference to Peter Jackson’s okay but ludicrously over-rated Lord of the Rings films and bloated Hobbit pictures, the second of which is almost out… Yawn!)

    Ah! I have never experienced a commodious bath…and I can spend an age in bathing until the water turns cold… *le sigh* I think that counts as “Too Much Information”, no, Ms Lester? Bwahahaha!

    • Sacre bleu! So that’s where you’ve been… 😉 .
      As to the unfortunate Hobbit movie, there’s another? I couldn’t watch the first, singing and flagons and grotesque roller coaster rides with hideous goblins, or Orcs, or whatever they were supposed to be…
      Welcome back, George!

  3. George Kaplan

    I’m still there! Oh, so very wrinkled… *winks*
    Thank you, VL (fortunate your middle initial isn’t “P”, aren’t we?! Bwahahaha! Rude!).

  4. George,my goodness so thats where you have been.I had been wondering where the hell you had gone.I hope the wrinkles iron out.–just do not set the iron too high.On a more serious and less flippant note-good to have you back.

  5. Heather in Arles

    Three cheers for the return of Mr K! wootwootwoot 🙂

    And being atypical person, it is perhaps no surprise that I like atypical homes. I find in FLW some of the same delight of discovery of some of the homes here with Renaissance turning stone staircases opening up onto an 18th century enfillade…with Roman stones in the foundation just for kicks. Theatrical!

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