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    Default A Frank Lloyd Wright home in Central California

    If you have a love for midcentury architecture and $2.7 million to spare, then consider moving to California's Central Valley to live in the beautiful, wonderfully maintained Fawcett House. This 3,700-square-foot home was designed by the famous modern architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, and it was completed in 1961, two years after Wright died. The six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home is situated on 80 acres, and hunkers down into the farming landscape, with a low-pitched roof and angular wings that reach out into the fields.


    The home was owned by Randall and Harriet Fawcett, who raised four children lived, worked, and died within its walls. The couple were ardent lovers of Wright's architecture, and even though the home's construction was delayed by a few years, they were always enthusiastic about their house.
    Designed in a modified U-shape, the home's rooms feature Wright's signature designs, including stained glass windows, concrete walls, built-ins, and expansive walls of glass that look out onto the home's swimming pool and gardens. The impressively large living room fireplace dominates the room, at six feet tall by twelve feet wide. The home also features woodwork from George Nakashima, as well as gorgeous Japanese garden design from Fresno-based landscape architect Jim Kamimato.

    A recent San Francisco Chronicle article notes that
    The building, while not among Wright's best known, is an articulate expression of his design philosophy at the latter stage of his career. He was attempting to create a uniquely North American architectural lexicon, free from classical and European influences, that also eliminated unnecessary elements to ensure homes were within reach of the middle (or at least upper-middle) class.












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    Yeah, yeah, FLW is a famous architect but this seems too dark and gloomy
    and certainly way too woody to me.
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    Love it.
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    ooh, love. well, would love it if it wasn't in the middle of a field in the central valley. :\
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    the stained glass awesomeness makes me want to cry. WANT.
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    I agree the stained glas is to die for, but the low ceilings on this house would drive me insane.
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    Frank Lloyd Wright ANYTHING is okay by me. He could have designed a refrigerator box as a home and I'd probably love it. Where do I sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    ooh, love. well, would love it if it wasn't in the middle of a field in the central valley. :\
    ITA.

    but it probably wasn't even designed by wright, late in his career the others in his firm did most of the work. and most of it sucked, this house actually looks good compared to some i've seen. the courthouse where i live is a prime example.

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    I love it-one of the best I have seen. Timeless,and well worth the money.
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    I know I should like it, but it so bland - it does nothing for me.

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    I don't care for it. It reminds me of the house from The Brady Bunch for some reason.

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    The outside is gorgeous


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    The low ceilings would make me feel claustrophobic, and there's just too much brown.
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    Love it also. Thinking the kitchen is a bit dark, but perhaps that is only during certain times of the day.

    Otherwise, I'd take it tomorrow.

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    I thought fallingwater was gorgeous..




















    incredibly innovative and future thiking back in the 30's or whenever it was built
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