Wright home visit inspires lifetime of improvements

I admit, Taliesin is a wonderful house, an artistic marvel with groundbreaking innovations that are a template for the way homes are designed today.

Still, I’m a little perturbed with Frank Lloyd Wright. Because of his designs, my future looks to include long periods of furniture heavy lifting, indoor painting, outdoor landscaping, and perhaps even long-term structural renovations of our home here in the woods.

All because he had to go and build a masterpiece.

I guess you could say all that work in my future is my fault for suggesting we visit. With her school’s new balanced calendar, my wife had a few vacation days she could use for a much-needed getaway. I looked for places to go that weren’t too far away and saw that Spring Green, Wis., was within the driving parameters we had set.

I knew how much we had enjoyed visiting Falling Waters in Pennsylvania, another Wright-designed house, so I made the arrangements and Monday morning, we headed north.

We first drove west from Indianapolis to Champaign, Ill., and then north. The drive was a little longer than I had figured, just under eight hours, but I highly recommend this pleasant route because it allows you to avoid the Chicago traffic. We checked in at a charming bed and breakfast and then drove into Spring Green to explore.


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