Central Valley Frank Lloyd Wright Ranch House

Central Valley Frank Lloyd Wright Ranch House

Susie Nadler
Mar 19, 2009
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Out of the 400 or so Frank Lloyd Wright buildings that remain standing, 23 are in California, and very few of those are accessible to the public. Fawcett House, a private home built by Wright near Los Banos—about 123 miles southeast of San Francisco, in Merced County—recently went on the market, and some gorgeous photos have been posted online…

Built in 1961, the house is surrounded by walnut trees on a remote plot of farmland in the agricultural heart of the Central Valley. Many Wright homes built in the "country" have since been encroached upon by suburban sprawl, but this property seems to remain remote, so the expansive windows open onto an endless view.

According to an SFGate story, Wright's characteristic obtuse angles and repeated triangles are evident throughout the house; its elongated structure echoes the flat landscape but also invites the exterior in.

Read more about the history and architecture of the home on SFGate, or visit the Fawcett House site to view some historic photos.

Photos: Scott Mayoral, Fawcett House

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