Scoop | 08/02/12
Wright in Spring Green
It seems there’s always more in store when it comes to Frank Lloyd Wright, even if you’ve already tackled the Chicagoland tours of his designs. Less than 200 miles from Oak Park lies Wright’s Taliesin estate near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Wright—who lived there on and off from 1911 to 1959—designed the home for himself and continuously changed the landscape, adding additional structures to the 400-acre estate. Several (somewhat physically demanding, we’re warned) tours of Taliesin are offered through the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, ranging from a one-hour visit to Wright’s Hillside studio tour ($16) to a four-hour estate tour ($80) that passes Wright’s gravesite at Unity Chapel. Four new specialty tours are on a rotating schedule every Friday, May through October, including one that focuses on the exterior landscape that so inspired the architect. Reservations are highly recommended—along with some comfy walking shoes.
—SARAH F. BUTLER
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