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Taliesin West {in photographs}

One of the best places we visited when we were in Scottsdale earlier this year was Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio, Taliesin West.

Taliesin West Sign

Driving toward Taliesin, it was difficult to tell if we were getting close. Our tour guide told us that when selecting the site, Wright speculated as to how far urban sprawl may reach and then he doubled the distance when choosing the land for Taliesin West. Without these little signs, it would’ve seemed like any other desert road.

Entrance Gate

The sculptural metal entry gate.

cherokee red door

This door was one of many entry ways into the house from the pool and courtyard area. It’s the classic Cherokee red seen throughout the property.backyard at Taliesin West

The back courtyard and pool area.Cantilever Walls

Enjoying the view of the courtyard with a cantilever roof in the background.Ginbels entry statues

These statues were embedded in concrete at most entry points in the estate. Each of them purchased from Gimbels Department Store.garden sculpture

A beautiful garden sculpture.Indirect Light

A Wright trademark, indirect light fixtures.Sagauro Forms

A stained glass piece available at the gift shop, Saguaro Cactus Forms.Window Ventilation and lightWindows to allow for light and ventilation during cooler times of the day and easily shut when temperatures rise.

FLW Mug

Frank, I couldn’t agree more.

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Looove the Cherokee red door + window…
    FLW was such a talented man/architect…
    wonderful, wonderful post~

    July 21, 2013
  2. Thank You!

    August 8, 2013

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