Saturday, August 09, 2008
The Stromquist House
So I had a fun Saturday morning. I went on a tour of a house that I have wanted to see for the better part of 12 years. Being a former student of architecture, the Stromquist home, a house in Bountiful Utah that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has always held a fascination for me. I first learned about it back in high school and never found the courage to walk up to the door and knock. Well, this Saturday the Bountiful Davis Art Center was giving tours as a fund raiser for a youth group.
Well, as you can imagine 12 years worth the hype is hard to live up to. The home was everything you would expect from a Frank Lloyd Wright home, but still it felt very dated, and well, not the most comfortable home to live in...still I wouldn't have missed this opportunity for anything (I passed up camping this weekend to go).
And the Bonus, they even let us take pictures. I have a few here, and you can check out more on my flickr account.
So...let me set the scene a little:
You can't really see the house from the street. You have to go one over to see it.
This is the street that runs in front of the house.
This is the driveway the curves up to the house.
This is the roof of the garage. It was added by the current owner under the direction of Taliesin.
This house sits on 8+ acres and has a pretty steep grade. This is the barn (one of the interim owners used the land for horses and the actual house was used as stables!!!)which can't be seen from the the house.
And this is all you can see of the house without driving up the driveway to it.
Here are few "close-ups" of the house-for more, again, you can check my flickr account
Front door-it has two glass doors one swings out to the driveway, and one swings into the the house.
This visit absolutely made my day.
presented at 8/09/2008 05:26:00 PM