Friday, October 10, 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright's "Westhope"

A view from the front (looking South). The estate includes a guesthouse, workshop, and a nice garden area with pool in the back. I would love to see the interior but I do not know who is living there now.

Located at 3704 S. Birmingham Avenue, this is one of only 3 Oklahoma buildings created by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This 10,000 square foot home was built for his cousin Richard Lloyd Jones in 1929 when Jones was editor and publisher of the Tulsa Tribune. This view looks West towards the long axis of the house. The trees surrounding the house make it difficult to get a photograph which does justice to the interesting design. For some vintage photos see HERE , or current exterior photos see HERE . Some interesting biographical information relating to this house can be read HERE

 Here is a clearer photograph taken in winter when the trees are bare. 


Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

L'entrée de la résidence de Mr Llyod est une véritable cathédrale de verre !
Bonne journée.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've done acid AND I've played laser tag in this house and it was awesome. The pool was made of wonderful black tile, with olympic rings, and it was the nicest, most wonderful swim I've ever had.

David Thompson said... [Reply to comment]

This is a great building and I was thrilled one day in 2001 to visit all three of Frank Lloyd Wright's Oklahoma buildings and to be shown around the Price House by Mrs Price. Her stories of working with FLW were fascinating.