Julia Morgan combined the Swiss Chalet and the Beaux-Arts styles to design the George W. Wilson House in the First Bay Tradition.
George W. Wilson House -- Vallejo, California
In 1907, Julia Morgan designed the George W. Wilson House. Blending elements of the Swiss Chalet style and neoclassical Beaux-Arts style, Morgan created a house that, after its completion in 1909, became one of her finest examples of a residence designed in the First Bay Tradition. Morgan’s design prowess is demonstrated in the expansive butterfly floor plan of the house, the Arts and Crafts-style finishes, and the tiled-faced fireplaces handcrafted by the Grueby Faience Company. But the unique architectural details aren’t the only remarkable views this house has to offer. There is an upper balcony that provides bay views as well as views of the famous Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Price: $1,200,000
In 1978, the Frank Applegate House received a sunroom addition designed by noted architect William Lumpkins.
The Frank Applegate House -- Santa Fe, New Mexico
Designed in 1921 by Frank Applegate as a private residence, the Frank Applegate House meshes both the Spanish Colonial style and the Pueblo style to create among the first of many Pueblo Revival, or Santa Fe style, houses. The house, built with adobe brick, has two stories with two bedrooms on each level. It is situated in a private, park-like setting that can be enjoyed by owners and guests through a spacious sunroom, which was added to the house in 1978 by legendary architect and historic preservationist William Lumpkins. Price: $950,000
The property surrounding the Penfield House contains the construction site of Wright's last residential commission named Riverrock.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Penfield House -- Willoughby, Ohio
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, the Louis Penfield House is nestled on 30 acres of heavily wooded property, creating an atmosphere of solace and solitude. The house features three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, and a 12-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walled living room that offers a panoramic view of the bluffs on the Chagrin River. Included on the Penfield House property is a historic century home with two rental units, a cottage, and the construction site for Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential commission, dubbed Riverrock, which was designed by Wright for the Penfield family in 1959. The Penfield House has operated as a vacation spot for the last 12 years and can continue to be used as a tourist destination or as a residential home. Price: $2,100,000
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