Continuing from yesterday's post, today I'll show you the interior of the David and Gladys Wright House. Above is the living area. The owner who saved it from demolition is Zachary Rawlings and he has done an outstanding job of bringing the home back to life. Much of the original furnishings had been given to museums across the country so new ones needed to be constructed. Even that gorgeous carpet was recreated in the original design.
The master bedroom was located at the very end of the home in that circular area that is cantilevered out. The headboard for the bed was built right into the wall (where that photo is located) so that the bed was positioned for maximum views.
Here is a close-up of the photo so you can see the position of the bed in this room.
This is one of the guest bedrooms with windows facing the west.
Here is a photo of the kitchen. The stove was behind me as the wall curved around.
To bring things full circle, Sarah Levi, the great-great granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright is now the Scholar in Residence. So the home is still occupied by a member of the Wright family while being open to the public for tours that are scheduled by reservation.
I for one am hoping that Mr. Rawlings plans to turn the property into a cultural and educational center are fulfilled. He is currently drawing some heated opposition from some area residents who are worried about noise and traffic. Mr. Rawlings is working very hard to create something that will benefit everyone and preserve an incredible historic structure with as little neighborhood disruption as possible.