Besides the amazing Frank Lloyd Wright Structures in Los Angeles and Frank Lloyd Wright Structures in San Francisco, the world-renown architect built several other structures in California, including right here in Santa Barbara. Take the George C. Stewart House, for instance, that was featured in The Los Angeles Times back in 1993, the last time it was for sale. You can read it here. Writer T. C. Boyle now lives in the house. He is also the author of The Women, which is about Frank Lloyd Wright’s life.
The Stewart House was designed in 1909 and built in 1910 as a vacation home for a Scottish accountant and his family. The original plans included the main house, a gardener’s cottage, stables and a work shed and all except the cottage were built.
By the time he began working in California, Frank Lloyd Wright had already been designing homes for almost two decades. His earliest California design is also the only California example of his Prairie-style architecture. Here’s a list of some of his other buildings in California:
- Dr. George Ablin House, Bakersfield
- Randall Fawcett House, Los Banos
- Robert G. Walton House, Modesto
- Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding
- Kundert Medical Clinic, San Luis Obispo
If you decide to go see them, please remember they’re private residences, not museums, so respect their occupants’ privacy.
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of my all-time favorite architects, but I am not alone in my admiration. Wright gained such cultural primacy for good reason: he changed the way we build and live. Designing 1,114 architectural works of all types—532 of which were realized—he created some of the most monumental and most intimate spaces in the United States, including right here in Santa Barbara.
If you are looking to buy or sell a luxury home in any of the upscale communities of Santa Barbara, I suggest you give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com. With more than 25 years in the industry, consistently rated in the top 1% of Sotheby’s International Realty nationwide, I have the experience to help you in all your real estate needs.