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Wingspread is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr. and built in 1938-1939 near Racine, Wisconsin. The living room is the centre of the home, and four wings extend from it to four "zones": the master bedroom, the children’s rooms, the kitchen and servants' quarters, and the guestrooms/garage.
The living room resembles a gigantic dome, and features a tall stone multiple fireplace rising from its centre.
the Great Hall fireplace and sitting area
the library fireplace and sitting area
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the crow's nest where the children
would stand to watch
their father fly past in his airplane
inside stairs to the crow's nest
the daughter's bedroom
(cantilevered like the porch wing at Taliesin)
the dining table
(which can be retracted into the kitchen)
In a TV interview, the son telling
the famous story
of his father sitting at this table with distinguished guests,
being dripped on his bald head by a rain roof leak, being furious,
and calling Frank Lloyd Wright to complain.
Frank Lloyd Wright's answer "Move your chair! "
a work desk Frank Lloyd Wright
designed for the Johnson Wax Headquarters Building
Johnson was also Wright's client for the Johnson Wax Headquarters Building in Racine.
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Wingspread is no longer a residence; it was donated by Johnson and his wife to The Johnson Foundation in 1959 as an international educational conference facility.
Text from Wikipedia
View of the Swimming Pool
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