Great Room: Loving Frank

Great Room

THE WHALE ROCK
The giant white outcrop of granite, nicknamed for its humpback shape,
is both foundation and central design element.

THE HOUSE SITE
Wright’s design uses his typical juxtaposition of straight,
low lines and sharp angles atop the tumbling rocks and reflective lake.

THE DESIGN
Drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright/Courtesy of Dod Chahroudi.

THE ENTRY
The cement grid that holds the triangular skylights was created as a single unit.

THE BENCHES
Massaro’s deck furniture is made from millennia-old hand-carved mahogany tree stumps.

THE ORIGINAL PLAN
A Wright site plan shows how the architect envisioned the house’s positioning.
Drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright/Courtesy of Dod Chahroudi.

THE DINING ROOM
Triangles repeat throughout the house, in cement and in mahogany,
seen here in the dining room. The chairs are modern productions of Wright designs.

THE MASTER BEDROOM
Layers of granite form the walls of the main bedroom; the triangle-hexagon pattern is repeated in the oxblood poured-concrete floor.