A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (2022)

Table of Contents
1. Alabama – Rosenbaum House (1939) 2. Arizona – David & Gladys Wright House (1950) 3. Arkansas – Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges (1954) 4. California – Hollyhock House (1917) 5. Connecticut – Rayward-Shepherd House (Tirranna) (1955) 6. Delaware – Dudley Spencer House (Laurel) (designed 1956; completed 1959) 7. Florida – Lewis Spring House (1954) 8. Hawaii – Frank Lloyd Wright House (1995) 9. Idaho – Archie Teater Studio (Teater’s Knoll) (1952) 10. Illinois – Avery Coonley House (1907) 11. Indiana – K.C. DeRhodes House (1906) 12. Iowa – Stockman House (1908) 13. Kansas – Allen–Lambe House (Henry J. Allen House) (1915) 14. Kentucky – Reverend Jesse R. Zeigler House (1910) 15. Maryland – Robert Llewellyn Wright House (1953) 16. Massachusetts – Theodore Baird House (1940) 17. Michigan – Robert and Rae Levin House (1948) 18. Minnesota – Elam House (1950) 19. Mississippi – Charnley-Norwood House (Designed: 1890) 20. Missouri – Pappas House (1960-1964) 21. Nebraska – Harvey P. and Eliza Sutton House (1905) 22. New Hampshire – Toufic H. Kalil House (1955) 23. New Jersey – J.A. Sweeton Residence (1950) 24. New Mexico – Arnold Friedman House (1945) 25. New York – E.E. Boynton House (1908) 26. Ohio – Westcott House (1904) 27. Oklahoma – Richard L. Jones House (Westhope) (1929) 28. Oregon – Gordon House (1956-64) 29. Pennsylvania – Fallingwater (1935) 30. South Carolina – C. Leigh Stevens House (“Auldbrass Plantation”) (1941) 31. Tennessee – Seamour and Gerte Shavin House (1952) 32. Texas – John Gillin Residence (1958) 33. Utah – Don M. Stromquist House (1963) 34. Virginia – Pope–Leighey House (1940) 35. Washington – Chauncey L. Griggs Residence (1946–54) 36. Wisconsin – F.G. Bogk House (1916) 37. Wyoming – Quintin Blair House (1952–53) Methodology Sources FAQs Videos

Frank Lloyd Wright sought not just to mold the architectural legacy of the US but to change the very way Americans lived their lives. And he succeeded: even if you’re not one of the few who are fortunate enough to call a Wright residence home, the influence of his staggeringly long and wide-ranging career is woven into the tapestry of American culture. His work has touched us all, even if we don’t know it.

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (1)Click on the image to zoom in.

Wright’s Prairie and Usonian house designs changed the way we built our homes, and examples of his work can be seen in almost every state in the union. The master architect was notoriously unafraid to blow his own trumpet, so we thought we’d follow his lead by exploring the sheer geographical reach of his genius. This map celebrates the most significant domestic Wright projects in the 37 states where he left his mark.

1. Alabama – Rosenbaum House (1939)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (2)

The southeast’s only Wright house that is open to the public (it has been a museum since 2002). The Rosenbaum House is the first to employ the prototype Usonian design of the Jacobs House in Wisconsin.

2. Arizona – David & Gladys Wright House (1950)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (3)

One of only three spiral designs by Wright. The David & Gladys Wright House – built for the architect’s son and daughter-in-law – foreshadows the shape of the 1959 Guggenheim Museum. This house is regarded as the last of Wright’s residential masterpieces.

3. Arkansas – Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges (1954)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (4)

This mahogany-heavy classic of Usonian design was only sold by its most recent owners to preserve it from the threat of flooding. The Crystal Bridges Museum bought it and relocated the house to become part of its collection in 2014.

4. California – Hollyhock House (1917)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (5)

Wright’s first and best-known West Coast design, Hollyhock House evidences a style that he called California Romanza. This style includes influences from Maya, Aztec, Asian and Egyptian architecture. The client, Aline Barnsdall, unhappy with the final result, onated the house and surrounding land to the city of Los Angeles for use as an art park.

5. Connecticut – Rayward-Shepherd House (Tirranna) (1955)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (6)

The name of this horseshoe-shaped house – ‘Tirranna’ – comes from the Australian aboriginal word for ‘running waters.’ This particular house is idyllically situated beside the Noroton River and a waterfall.

6. Delaware – Dudley Spencer House (Laurel) (designed 1956; completed 1959)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (7)

(Video) Inside The $8M Circular Sun House By Frank Lloyd Wright | On The Market | Architectural Digest

One of Wright’s final designs, this private home is his only known work in Delaware. Built in the Usonian style with coursed fieldstone, the house features a cantilevered roof.

7. Florida – Lewis Spring House (1954)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (8)

One of only two pod-shaped homes designed by Wright this house was his sole private residence in Florida. The Lewis Spring House was created at the same time as the Guggenheim and shares certain features, such as the confluence of arcs.

8. Hawaii – Frank Lloyd Wright House (1995)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (9)

Built decades after its original design, Frank Lloyd Wright was unfortunately not alive to see this house built. Hawaii’s only Wright house employs a ‘solar hemicycle’ design and is available to rent as a vacation home.

9. Idaho – Archie Teater Studio (Teater’s Knoll) (1952)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (10)

Other than his own, Wright only put his name to one other studio, the Archie Teater Studio. A simple, one-room, parallelogram-shaped building that features a sloping-roofed design.

10. Illinois – Avery Coonley House (1907)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (11)

The Avery Coonley House was designed to evoke the flat vastness of the prairie with its long horizontal lines. Featuring colored patterns on its exterior walls the house foreshadows Wright’s ‘textile block’ houses of the 1920s.

11. Indiana – K.C. DeRhodes House (1906)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (12)

The design of this private residence was inspired by Wright’s first trip to Japan. The roof in particular is evocative of the sloping tiled roofs found in traditional Japanese architecture.

12. Iowa – Stockman House (1908)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (13)

The Stockman House features distinctive dark-wood corner ‘wrappings,’. This house was saved from demolition and ultimately turned into a museum, thanks to efforts of the local community.

13. Kansas – Allen–Lambe House (Henry J. Allen House) (1915)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (14)

The last of Wright’s Prairie residences hints at the Usonian style to come. Wright was concurrently designing this house and working on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. This may be why the house has evidence of a Japanese aesthetic.

14. Kentucky – Reverend Jesse R. Zeigler House (1910)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (15)

(Video) Why these 2 houses, now open to the public, are key to Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy

This Prairie-style house was based on the “A Fireproof House for $5000” design Wright created. He was commissioned by Rev. Ziegler after he met Wright during a ship voyage.

15. Maryland – Robert Llewellyn Wright House (1953)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (16)

Wright designed this home for his son using his ‘hemicycle’ style. This style employs concentric and intersecting elements of a circle. Its two arcs produce an almond-shape structure

16. Massachusetts – Theodore Baird House (1940)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (17)

The Theodore Baird House is the sole example of Wright using prefabricated materials in a Usonian design. The house is also the only known Wright home in Massachusetts.

17. Michigan – Robert and Rae Levin House (1948)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (18)

The Levin House is the first of four homes that Wright built in the Upjohn pharmaceutical company’s planned cooperative community. Wright also designed the community’s layout.

18. Minnesota – Elam House (1950)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (19)

The Elam House is the second-largest Usonian design ever built. Although a notable design of his, Wright never actually visited the site of this house.

19. Mississippi – Charnley-Norwood House (Designed: 1890)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (20)

Designed by Louis Sullivan with Wright working as a draftsman, the Charnley-Norwood House’s operable windows distributed cooling onshore and offshore breezes around the residence. The house was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

20. Missouri – Pappas House (1960-1964)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (21)

The Pappas House was constructed with modular concrete blocks in the Usonian Automatic style. This use of concrete initially led to the withdrawal of the building permit.

21. Nebraska – Harvey P. and Eliza Sutton House (1905)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (22)

Owner Eliza Sutton commissioned Wright based on his designs ‘A Home in a Prairie Town’ and ‘A Small House with Lots of Room in It,’. However, Sutton only gave Wright the go-ahead for this project after his third attempt to present her with a design.

22. New Hampshire – Toufic H. Kalil House (1955)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (23)

(Video) An Architect's Laboratory: The Early Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright - Lecture by Lisa Schrenk

The Toufic H. Kalil House employs a Usonian Automatic design, with symmetrical rows of rectangular window openings lending a sense of lightness to the concrete. It is one of two Wright homes on the street with the Zimmerman House as a near-neighbor.

23. New Jersey – J.A. Sweeton Residence (1950)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (24)

The
J.A. Sweeton Residence features a dramatically pitched roof that is just four feet from the ground at its lowest point. It is the smallest of the four Wright-designed New Jersey homes.

24. New Mexico – Arnold Friedman House (1945)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (25)

The Arnold Friedman House is Wright’s first attempt at realizing his ‘teepee’ concept. The central element of the house is roofed with cedar shakes.

25. New York – E.E. Boynton House (1908)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (26)

Wright collaborated on the designs with owner Boynton’s 21-year-old daughter Beulah. The pair ended up producing a residence that forms an elongated ‘T’ shape.

26. Ohio – Westcott House (1904)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (27)

The low, rectilinear profile and long rooflines are typical of Wright’s Prairie style. A twenty-first-century restoration undid a series of modifications, returning the house to the design that Wright intended.

27. Oklahoma – Richard L. Jones House (Westhope) (1929)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (28)

With 10,000 square feet of floor space, the Richard L. Jones House is larger than many of Wright’s other designs. Built for the architect’s cousin, the house incorporates a raft of water features, including a pool, fountain and fish pond.

28. Oregon – Gordon House (1956-64)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (29)

The Gordon House was saved from destruction in 2001, before being moved and opened as a museum. This is Oregon’s only Wright house and features unique fretwork.

29. Pennsylvania – Fallingwater (1935)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (30)

One of the most celebrated architectural works of all time, Fallingwater is a masterpiece of harmony with its natural surroundings.

30. South Carolina – C. Leigh Stevens House (“Auldbrass Plantation”) (1941)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (31)

(Video) Samara: The John E. Christian Home

The exterior walls of the buildings in this 4,000-acre plantation slope are at an angle that evokes the oak trees scattered about the property. In 1986, a Hollywood producer bought the now-dilapidated Auldbrass and restored it to its former glory.

31. Tennessee – Seamour and Gerte Shavin House (1952)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (32)

Seamour and Gerte Shavin house is situated on top of a hill with views of the Tennessee River and Lookout Mountain. The house is a Usonian design featuring a hidden entrance and stonework reminiscent of Fallingwater.

32. Texas – John Gillin Residence (1958)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (33)

Organized around a large angular fireplace, the Gillin residence features a grand living room that sits beneath a hexagonal copper dome roof. This was the last home completed before Wright’s death in 1959.

33. Utah – Don M. Stromquist House (1963)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (34)

The Don M. Stromquist house is the only known Wright building in Utah. It was commissioned, sold and then repurchased by the Stromquist family.

34. Virginia – Pope–Leighey House (1940)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (35)

The
Pope–Leighey house features an L-shaped Usonian design. It has had to move location on two occasions, first to avoid falling prey to an expansion of Highway 66 and then again – by about 30 feet – because of soil instability.

35. Washington – Chauncey L. Griggs Residence (1946–54)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (36)

This residence covers an impressive 3,700 square feet. Construction of the Chauncey L. Griggs Residence began in 1946 but temporarily halted due to revisions of the drawings.

36. Wisconsin – F.G. Bogk House (1916)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (37)

Designed while Wright was preparing to work on the Imperial Hotel in Japan, the F.G. Bogk House evidences Japanese design influences, most obviously in the broad overhang of its green-tiled hip roof. The free-flowing and open first floor would become a Wright hallmark.

37. Wyoming – Quintin Blair House (1952–53)

A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor (38)

The Quintin Blair House is dominated by a low, nearly flat roof that flares dramatically over the living room. It was supposedly built to correct the absence of a Wright house in the state of Wyoming.

Frank Lloyd Wright has left an incredible architectural legacy which has yet to be surpassed. Our fascination with his work represents a powerful and enriching cultural pulse to this day.

(Video) S01E06: Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House

Methodology

We created a list of the 37 states that have a residential property built from Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. To do so, we pulled information about the architect’s works from a wide variety of sources. The list included properties that have since been demolished, destroyed, damaged, renovated and restored, as well as those built since Wright’s death in 1959. To create the final map, we selected the most historically or architecturally significant homes from each state.

Sources

Do you daydream about building your own home in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright? See how reasonable the cost of building a house is compared to buying a new home or fixer upper. Then, talk to an architect near you and see if it’s finally time to make your dream home a reality.

FAQs

What state has the most Frank Lloyd Wright buildings? ›

Florida Southern College Has the Largest Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in the World. The college is located in Lakeland, Florida. Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings can be found throughout the South, and the region is also home to the largest single-site collection of Wright architecture anywhere.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are in the United States? ›

Of the 511 buildings built by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a number have been demolished, others have been preserved and opened to the public, and even more are still in the hands of private owners.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are there in Iowa? ›

Iowa is home to 11 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings. Here's where to find them. Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Wisconsin and lived much of his life in Illinois, so he had a deep connection to the Midwest.

Are there any Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Rhode Island? ›

There's one more structure in Rhode Island that can be easily associated with Frank Lloyd Wright. This is the core of Brown's Hillel House, located at 80 Brown Street, which was constructed in 1878, about a year after the Wright family left Pawtucket.

Which states have Frank Lloyd Wright houses? ›

12 Incredible Frank Lloyd Wright Homes You Can Visit
  • Allen House, Wichita, Kansas. ...
  • Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, New York. ...
  • Fabyan Villa, Geneva, Illinois. ...
  • Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania. ...
  • Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California. ...
  • Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California. ...
  • Palmer House, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
May 26, 2017

Are there any Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Texas? ›

There are only 3 Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Texas, and one just hit the market for $2.85 million. Take a look at the home — and its original furnishings.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are there in Indiana? ›

According to Indiana Landmarks, seven Wright-designed homes remain in Indiana.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are in Illinois? ›

All in all, there are 13 buildings open to public tours along Illinois' Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, though many of them are scattered throughout Illinois.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are in Buffalo NY? ›

Below I have series of photographs highlighting the 10 structures that remain in Buffalo today (although one is simply a memorial, sadly), including three structures that were re-created from original Wright drawings or blueprints.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are in Oak Park? ›

That is because Oak Park isn't your typical suburb. It boasts 25 buildings that were designed or remodeled by Wright, the largest collection in the world.

Are there any Frank Lloyd Wright houses in West Virginia? ›

Four Frank Lloyd Wright homes are located within easy proximity of Morgantown. Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably the most famous American architect, with more than 1,000 structures to his name.

What is Prairie Style house? ›

Prairie-style houses are meant to blend in with the flat, open landscape of the prairies of the US Midwest, spreading out horizontally across large lots, rather than building upwards. In the words of the most famous Prairie architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, Prairie-style houses are “married to the ground.”

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are left? ›

Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, “Wright has about 400 remaining buildings left, and about two-thirds of them are private, single-family homes,” Barbara Gordon, executive director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, previously told Architectural Digest.

Are there any Frank Lloyd Wright houses in New England? ›

Today, only one New England home designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright is open to the public. Built in 1950, the Zimmerman House in Manchester, New Hampshire, is owned and managed by the Currier Art Museum, which offers public and private tours throughout the year.

Is there a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Houston? ›

The only home in Houston designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is on the market once again. The house is one of approximately 60 Usonian homes Wright designed. Located in Bunker Hill Village at 12020 Tall Oaks St., Wright designed the house in 1954 for insurance executive William L. Thaxton Jr.

How much is Fallingwater house worth? ›

$10,000,000.00 (estimated) The term Fallingwater refers to a mansion built above a waterfall in southwest Pennsylvania. It was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for his friend and client Edgar J. Kaufmann Jr., with whom he had a long-running dispute over money.

Where did Frank Lloyd Wright design homes? ›

At 22 years old, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a small two storey home for his family in Chicago's leafy Oak Park, which was completed in 1899. It was the first house over which he had total creative control, having apprenticed at local architectural firm Adler & Sullivan before setting up his own practice in 1893.

Is there a Frank Lloyd Wright house in South Bend Indiana? ›

This house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is located at 1404 Ridgedale, South Bend, Indiana. It is one of two houses in South Bend designed by Wright. The other is the DeRhodes house at 715 W.
...
Mossberg House by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Time Period20th Century
KeywordsArchitecture Frank Lloyd Wright Mossberg
1 more row

Is there a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Fort Wayne Indiana? ›

The house is a small and modest Usonian design in glass, red tidewater cypress, and Chicago Common Brick on a red concrete slab.
...
The John D. Haynes House is a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
John and Dorothy Haynes House
Built1952
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
11 more rows

Where are the most Frank Lloyd Wright buildings? ›

Wright's buildings can be seen from the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles to one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, Marin County near San Francisco. The Marin County Civic Center is a sprawling work of public architecture, organically built into the hills of San Rafael.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are in Wisconsin? ›

Throughout his lifetime, Frank Lloyd Wright designed nearly 150 buildings for the state of Wisconsin, though only 60 of them were ever built, and only 43 are still in existence today.

How many Frank Lloyd Wright houses are there in Michigan? ›

According to architectural historian Dale Gyure, America's most famous architect designed 31 houses in Michigan.

Videos

1. Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater - The World's Most Iconic Home
(Scott Edward)
2. Wright Design Series - 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright Presented by Andrew Pielage
(Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
3. Vincent Scully | Frank Lloyd Wright 1914-1959 (Modern Architecture Course)
(Vincent Scully Lectures)
4. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architecture, & Environment
(Chicago Humanities Festival)
5. Dennis Domer - Frank Lloyd Wright's Search for Organic Simplicity - October 11, 2012
(The Kansas City Public Library)
6. Ep. 8 - Managing the Construction Process (1 of 2)
(Ryan Goldfarb)

Top Articles

Latest Posts

Article information

Author: Melvina Ondricka

Last Updated: 10/14/2022

Views: 5719

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (48 voted)

Reviews: 87% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Melvina Ondricka

Birthday: 2000-12-23

Address: Suite 382 139 Shaniqua Locks, Paulaborough, UT 90498

Phone: +636383657021

Job: Dynamic Government Specialist

Hobby: Kite flying, Watching movies, Knitting, Model building, Reading, Wood carving, Paintball

Introduction: My name is Melvina Ondricka, I am a helpful, fancy, friendly, innocent, outstanding, courageous, thoughtful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.