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August 29, 2013

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I visited this place a few years back. Wright is revered but many of his homes are plagued with structural deficiencies, impractical layouts, etc. Some have needed to be completely reengineered to save them from collapse. Wright is a fine example of someone who believes his design need serve only his own esthetic ideals, the customer takes a back seat. He even insisted on specifying furnishings and took a very dim view of home buyers who wanted to change the furniture to suit their needs.

Ol' FLW, pure genius, but he never built a roof that didn't leak or designed a chair you could sit in.

The location of this house was in Wilsonville along the Willamette. If this beautiful home were still there, it would be in the Charbonneau District along French Prairie Rd. There is a plaque along French Prairie Rd designating where this home originally was located. Frank Lloyd Wright was a master!

One doesn't hear that phrase very often anymore... "they moved the house!"
I can remember hearing that a lot way back in the day...even a number of homes in the downtown area have been "re-addressed". It's quite a job but in most cases, totally worth the time and trouble...and sometimes, a lot cheaper than starting from scratch! Imagine that!

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