October 10th, 2011

Finally toured Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school in the Arizona desert.

It is a strange and beautiful place.

Also hot.


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  1. Tom Wilson on 10/11/2011:

    Thank you for your amazing photographs! I was lucky enough to visit Taliesin West several years ago and have never forgotten it. It’s like a spaceship in the desert.

  2. ModFruGal on 10/11/2011:


  3. Rachael on 10/11/2011:

    Wonderful. The hubby and I were in Scottsdale a few years back, but ran out of time before we were able to see this. Thank you for posting your photos.

  4. Erin on 10/11/2011:

    I wish my current digs had an iota of the architectural interest Taliesin West possesses! At least I could live vicariously through the extensive photos you provided. 🙂

  5. Suzy8track on 10/11/2011:


  6. Coco on 10/11/2011:

    WOW! Thanks for posting these pictures, they are incredible. I would love to tour a Wright house.

  7. Jen on 10/11/2011:

    We live just up the road North from here and are lucky enough to have this in our own backyard. I love being able to walk here in the mornings and am always in awe that when this was built it was in the middle of nowhere. No power lines, no roads, no nuthin’. Must have been even more amazing back then.

  8. bianca of terri planty on 10/11/2011:

    rad. i need to get me some primary color pillows. this was a visual treat. 🙂

  9. Husband on 10/11/2011:


  10. laure on 10/11/2011:

    I LOVE all the models.

  11. Jamie on 10/11/2011:

    Last time I was in Phoenix, I offered this as an idea of something to do to our hosts. They nixed the idea. Won’t be staying with them again! This place looks really cool, but different than I would have imagined.

  12. Vicki on 10/11/2011:

    Just lovely. There are a couple of his (I think in Wisconsin?) that are available as vacation rentals, how great would it be to stay overnight in one?

    Great photos too.

  13. Leftcoastmini on 10/11/2011:

    You know Peter Tucker did Wright replicas. Google him. Leftcoastmini

  14. Cynthia Wig on 10/11/2011:

    Wow, what a wild one. I can’t say that I agree with all of his choices, but I appreciate the bravado and determination.

  15. Nick on 10/12/2011:

    Nice photography! FLWright was ahead of his time in many, many ways. I grew up in Oak Park, IL – His first permanent residence is there as well as his design studio. Also lots of private residences he designed. One of my friends growing up lived in one and I got to sleep over a few times. There is nothing quite like waking up in a Wright designed space!

  16. angela hardison on 10/12/2011:

    love this. i thought they didn’t allow photography? how’d you manage that? beautiful photos. and hooray for the arizona desert! (well, not the heat. but the rest.)

  17. avimom on 10/13/2011:

    Those Xmas lights are killing me. Poor Mr. Wright would rip those suckers down in a heartbeat.

  18. whorange on 10/14/2011:

    Insanely good. Insanely.

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  20. bigBANG studio on 10/16/2011:

    Marvelously strange- how differently Wright’s vision plays out in the desert landscape. Curious- was it comforting leaving the Sonoran desert and driving home through the Mojave? I always get secretly jealous when I see those grand, inspired saguaro, and feel all protective of our beloved, scraggly Joshua trees.

  21. Something Gorgeous on 10/16/2011:

    Wow! What an amazing place. Eerie almost. Humans are incredible!

  22. THE BRICK HOUSE on 10/18/2011:

    BBS: The Arizona landscape is pretty spectacular. I do think I actually prefer it to our more rough and craggy Mojave. Those cacti are just incredible.

  23. spinsLPs on 10/19/2011:
  24. Reinspired Home on 10/19/2011:

    “The reality of the building does not consist in roof and walls but in the space within to be lived in.” Wow.

    These images are blowing my mind.

  25. Kay on 10/26/2011:

    I love your blog…your photos are wonderful! Although I am more of a rustic country gal I secretly love mid century modern too! I live in a northern colder clime so I enjoy seeing photos of the desert. Thanks for sharing!

  26. maria on 11/02/2011:

    Wright is a genious! I love how he inserted architecture on the landscapes. Fabulous post and blog!

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