Duey and Julia Wright House - Wausau, WI
N 44° 56.951 W 089° 37.321
16T E 293162 N 4980650
Quick Description: This house was designed for Duey and Julia Wright (no relation to Frank). Its L-shape was designed to resemble a quarter note because Duey and Julia were music instructors. It is located at 904 Grand Ave. in Wausau, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 6:55:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM294M
From the Wisconsin Historical Society's web site:
"Date of Construction:1958
Perched on a bluff top overlooking the Wisconsin River, the Duey Wright House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright¿s last Usonian residences. Built for Duey and Julia Wright (not related to the architect) who owned a local music store and music school, the house¿s unusual L-shaped footprint has been suggested to represent a quarter note in honor of the musical couple. Moreover, a repeated geometric design found throughout the home in perforated plywood panels suggests musical notation. Wright used these panels in the exterior windows and as screens between rooms.
The unadorned concrete block walls combine with the wide overhanging eaves to create a low horizontal look to the home. The longest wing, which runs east to west, is principally used for bedrooms, with the carport on the east end and the library on the west end. The two wings are joined on the west end by a large concrete block chimney, which allows for a library fireplace, and another in the living room. The circular living room contains a continuous band of windows allowing for a panoramic view of the Wisconsin River to the southwest, and Rib Mountain in the distance.
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