George Sturges House – Frank Lloyd Wright

Rooted yet flying.

Rooted yet flying.

I wasn’t aware of this house until recently when it was mentioned in several articles and websites because of it’s upcoming sale at auction. But since learning of its existence, I decided to drive up to Brentwood and take a look.

Built for George Sturges and completed in 1939, it is the only home by Frank Lloyd Wright in southern California in the Usonian Style. Architecture as an creative endeavor deals with many factors, but in every case and at the very least, there is a site that has to be contended with. What impresses me about this home is its dramatic relationship to the site. It is very clearly rooted in the earth, but the south facing cantilevered deck hangs over the hill with extreme drama. The contrast is beautiful.

Further reading on the web:
Saving Wright
Los Angeles Times
Curbed Los Angeles
Archinect

Setion drawing from http://savewright.org/

Setion drawing from http://savewright.org/

This post’s shortlink is: http://m-o.co/7533