Today I was driving through a small town in Iowa and came across something that was astounding. There, sitting side by side on a quiet little street were two beautifully preserved Frank Lloyd Wright houses. I was astounded beyond belief.
You can see the local grain elevator is in the background. (You may wish to click on these images to see them larger.)
The house on the corner was incredible. Notice the beautiful roof lines.
The first house even has a three car garage.
The ivy growing up the side of this first house accentuates it character. Notice how immaculate everything is. It is like looking in a magazine.
Though the first house grabs your attention, it is the second house that has even more appeal in its subtle ways.
For example, look at the brick window box with the purple and white petunias on the second level. This did not happen by accident. This was carefully planned.
And in classic Frank Lloyd Wright tradition, the windows are multi paned and identical throughout the entire level of the house.
The windows of the first house were similar but just a bit more intricate.
My guess is that Frank Lloyd Wright probably did not actually design these two houses. However, the archetict who did was definitely a strong believer in the Praire School of design.
These two houses, side by side, are as much Frank Lloyd Wright's design as anything you would see in Oak Park - the famous suburb of Chicago where several of his houses are located.
In all probability, people most likely drive by these two houses every day and not even notice them. But when I saw these I nearly wrecked my car! They are beyond incredible.
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