Frank Lloyd Wright - Laurent Home

Posted by Dion Laurent | Sat Jan 27th 2007 7:25 a.m.

For those of you interested in architecture, my great uncle is selling his Frank Lloyd Wright home in Rockford, Illinois, just west of Chicago. I've provided a few links to info. on this specific home as well as quotes about the home and books that include the Laurent House.

"This little gem" (Frank Lloyd Wrights' words) was designed on a summer evening in July 1949.

http://www.fllwrightslaurenthouse.com/index.htm

http://www.savewright.org/wright_on_the_market/laurent/laurent.html

" The Original owners, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Laurent are offering their treasured home of over 54 years for sale
to a fortunate Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast. Wright first used some of these designs in later buildings.
After it's design and construction in 1952, Wright continued his friendship with the Laurents for years.
The home is in immaculate condition and is full of custom designed Wright furniture and fabric designs.
Meticulous maintenance over the years means this house looks as good today as when Wright would occasionally visit.
Mature trees and a long, sweeping lawn complete this modern prairie style home

The house is another of Wright's solar hemicycles; the plan is dominated by circles. The arc of one circle defines the glass wall of the living room, a second circle with a different center defines the outside pool and terrace wall. The two circles intersect to form the football shaped outer terrace.

The house is built of Tidewater cypress and common brick. A bedroom was later added off the carport by John Howe.

http://www.fllwrightslaurenthouse.com/index.htm

"This remarkable book presents twenty-five of the most renowned and significant buildings of Wright's masterworks.
The book examines in unsurpassed detail a selection of Wright's architecture that covers the phenomenal range of his work,
including such internationally famous buildings as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, as well as several
lesser-known residences such as the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford."
Frank Lloyd Wright Master Builder
Pfeiffer, Bruce B.
ISBN: 0789300982
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0789300982/
http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey-0789300982-1

"and the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford, Illinois, a masterful curvilinear design, are seen
in full color and demonstrate dimensions of Wright's work less often seen before."
http://www.homeandabroad.com/viewProdDetails.ha?prodIdS58

"fifty of the best-loved signature homes that the architect created"
50 Favorite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright
Maddex, Diane
ISBN:0810982129
http://www.amazon.com/Favorite-Houses-Frank-Lloyd-Wright/dp/0810982129

Dion Laurent

www.dionlaurent.com
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