Toto, I don’t think we are in Richardson anymore…
A few months back my husband took me to see a very rare Frank Lloyd Wright style home located in the prestigious Dallas neighborhood of Bluff View. As lover of architecture, I was super excited to tour this home and I wanted to share with you a few pictures of this unique residence. This amazing home was designed by a husband and wife team John and Kay Rattenbury. Architect John Rattenbury was an apprentice under Wright and senior architect at Taliesin West. The home’s interior designer, Kay Rattenbury, had lived and studied with the Wrights since she was 14 years old. The result is a stunning residence that is as close to a Frank Lloyd Wright house as one could possibly achieve. Click on the link to read more about Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West http://www.franklloydwright.org/fllwf_web_091104/Home.html
Front of home – The roof line appears to go on forever. The home is 4124 square feet but because of its long and low shape, it appears much larger.
Fantastic Brady Bunch-esque original concept drawing of the rear elevation. (I am sure Mike Brady would have approved!)
Rear elevation- The home is very secluded and you can see the vast expanse of land it sits on. Really beautiful!
Gorgeous pool and hot tub areas. The rear patio is very unique as it multi-leveled. You step down about 6 steps to get the pool area from the patio above. On left land side of this picture, next to the hot tub is the guest house and pool bath.
One of the many cool things about this house is the use of turquoise blue for the trim and fencing. It coordinates very well with the patinaed copper gutters on the home.
Every piece of furniture in the home was custom made for it. While the original furnishings appear a bit dated the home itself is not. It is truly a stunner!
In true mid-century style, many of the walls in the home are made of this beautiful solid linear stone.
This exceptional Frank Lloyd Wright-style home has an unsurpassed pedigree for those who appreciate Wright’s work. Whether or not Frank Lloyd Wright is your style, this home is a rare and architecturally significant find! And good news, it’s for sale! You too could own this home for a mere $1,499,000. Hummm, I wonder if they’ll take a check?? 😉
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for reading!