N 32° 52.067 W 096° 49.807
14S E 703023 N 3638716
Quick Description: Bachelor Pad for Big D Billionaire...
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2006 5:52:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMETX
This sprawling Usonian is one of Wright's most extensive single-story residences. Three wings spin off a central hexagon much as might have happened had Wingspread been based on an equilateral parallelogram rather than a square. The grand living room is under a copper roof and ventilator specifically copied from the Arizona Biltmore Aztec ballroom.
Gillin was a geophysicist and electronics gadgeteer. A self-made man, Wright respected him and allow him to design many details including all door hardware, the stainless steel kitchenettes and even the diving board support.
The Gillin house continues to be a private residence and is difficult to view from outside the perimeter stone wall.
Year Completed: 1958
Commissioned By: John A. Gillin
Nearest City or Town: Dallas
Tours Available?: no
Website: [Web Link]
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.