KAPOWY! Sam Johnson liked the work that Frank Lloyd Wright did with his company’s headquarters so much that he hired him to design and build a home for his family nearby here in beautiful Racine, Wisconsin. . .and the result is a structure that they named Wingspread–mmm, aaaahh!
Wingspread involves lots of classic FLW elements: low profile, extensive horizontal windows for maximum views of the outdoor landscape, cantilevered rooms and extensions, a central hearth, and fascinating design elements here, there, and everywhere. . .we love Wingspread, and we know that you will too if you ever make your way out to these parts for roadtrippin’ and general exploration.
The home is now owned by The Johnson Foundation and functions as a conference center and meeting space. . .AND the entire place is available for tours by gringos just like us. All you gotta do is visit the Wingspread website online to make reservations, show up, and enjoy. 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Frank’s birth making this an extra-special time to visit. . .though the kind folks here will welcome you any time that you can make it on over.
I send you magical and serene vibes from Wingspread here in Racine, WI…feel them…they will set yer mind right if you allow them to.
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It’s lovely out there.