Welcome to Taliesin West. In the desert hills of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the winter home, studio and architectural school of Frank Lloyd Wright and his fellowship. Frank Lloyd Wright began construction on Taliesin West in 1937 and lived here until his passing in 1959. He was 91 years old. The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture still has its main campus here. Among other acceptance requirements, to study at the school, you must design, build and live in your own little desert shelter on the property! Your given budget… $3,000! Only a few are up to the challenge every year. Imagine that! You can bet they don’t have air conditioning!
A public tour was a highlight of my recent jaunt to AZ.
Created of the earth…Wright and his apprentices collected rocks and sand from the surrounding desert to build an organic masterpiece.
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos inside the private residence, so the last two photos above are from the noted sources. “What? No photos? Oops, I forgot!” I shoulda been a rebel.
Taliesin, the summer home, is located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Don’t see myself getting there any time soon…then again, you never know…