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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

All Wright - No Wrongs

One of my favorite movies from the late 1950s is A Summer Place mainly because I like Sandra Dee, and I'm in awe of the scenery. The story is set along the coast of Maine, but was filmed on the Pacific Coast at Carmel-by-the-Sea. 

You know, that place where "Dirty Harry" happened to be the mayor for a bit.

While all of the scenery in the movie is fascinating, one location has always held my attention - the fictional residence for one of the couples. It is referenced in the movie that the home was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and indeed it was!

The home is known as Walker House (photo courtesy of Brooks Walker). It's located on Scenic Road in Carmel-by-the-Sea. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948.

I saw some friends were discussing the movie and the house on Facebook, so I naturally joined in by sharing this particular link to a post written by Mrs. Walker's grandson, Brooks Walker who is also an architect.

The discussion turned to how some of us would love to go on a tour across the United States to see first-hand some of the homes and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

I think it would be a most interesting trip.

However, it would take time and money, but you have to start somewhere, right?

So, I checked to see if Georgia had any structures attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Sadly, no.

However, it is possible for my first notch in my "Frank Lloyd Wright" belt I won't have to go too far.

Right here in Georgia we do have a home attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright's style.

I found an article at Curbed-Atlanta regarding architect Robert M. Green - one of Frank Lloyd Wright's last apprentices and a Georgia native originally from Savannah. It's a great article with a few pictures of the home.

It's called the Arrowhead House (picture courtesy of Curbed-Atlanta).

The Arrowhead House is located in North Druid Hills. Robert M. Green began designing homes and commercial structures in the Atlanta area in 1960. Arrowhead House was built in 1964 for developer Robert Witcher and was named for the unique shape of the primary structure and the arrow-like appearance the plan had on paper.

The house was on the market as recently as February, 2013...I'm not sure if it's been snapped up yet.

A great Flickr set of Arrowhead House can be found here.

I'm off to find my belt, so I can start making those notches!
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