Is this a belated gift from the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright? This past Friday would have been his 145th birthday and he would have been so proud of this Chevy Chase house built by one of his apprentices. Not only is it inspired by the geometry he was famous for but it sold for $135K over its asking price during its recent sale. The 4 bed, 4.5 bath went for $1,225,000 (up from an ask of $1.09M). The photo gallery shows off an almost Taliesin-like architecture.
Since we're talking about Frank Lloyd Wright and everything there were a few cool things out on the Internet last week we should mention. Our Curbed National peeps tipped us off to a Ken Burns-directed video of architect Phillip Johnson explaining why he hated Mr Wright (see that 45 seconds of controversy after the jump). Elsewhere there's a look at Wright's lesser known work in graphic design. He had a hefty side interest in creating murals, book and magazine covers, typography and more. The most surprising find? His design of a book cover for a re-printing of John Keats poems.
Watch Frank Lloyd Wright: Phillip Johnson on PBS. See more from Ken Burns.
· Frank Lloyd Wright: Phillip Johnson [PBS via CurbedNational]
· Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lesser-Known Contributions to Graphic Design [Brainpickings]
· A Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Built This Chevy Chase House [CDC]
Taliesin Preservation [OfficialSite]
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