Oregon’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house

Also known as the Gordon House, it’s based in Silverton, Oregon and shares land with the Oregon Gardens.

Oregon's only Frank Lloyd Wright house

This specific house was designed for working class consumers. It was designed in 1957 and finished in 1963 after Wright’s death. The house was originally for Conrad and Evelyn Gordon. It was slated to be demolished in 2001, but the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy managed to preserve the house and move it 21 miles to it’s current location at the Oregon Gardens. It is now available for small gatherings and as a museum tour.

The home feels small from the outside, but it’s actually a whopping 2,133 square feet! This includes an office, a nicely designed kitchen, master bedroom, and two bedrooms on the second floor that each have a private balcony. There is also a separate office space with it’s own bathroom, bringing the total number of bathrooms to three.

As far as I know, this was Oregon’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house and is now the only one available for the public to actually view in the Pacific Northwest. There are a few other houses designed by Wright in Washington, and a number in California, including several public and civic buildings such as the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding Californina.

2 Responses to “Oregon’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house

  • It is hard for me to believe that someone thought about tearing down such a treasure. I’m glad it was able to survive.

    • Me too! I don’t know how much it cost to restore, but my guess is “a lot”!

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