Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, designing iconic buildings and acting as the mastermind behind the campus of Florida Southern College. Unfortunately, many of Wright’s creations would never be built in his lifetime. Now, the Florida Southern College campus can boast their 13th Wright-designed building.
The latest project is one of Wright’s “Usonian homes,” a series of family homes that was designed to be affordable for the typical American family. The Usonian home won’t be used as a family home on the college campus, however. It will join the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, a collection of Wright’s work and celebration of his life.
To construct the historic home, 2000 clay bricks were made by hand by talented craftsmen. Six thousand colored glass blocks give the illusion of stained glass windows. The home’s interior is adorned with furniture designed by Wright specifically to reside in his series of Usonian homes. We can’t help but think that Frank Lloyd Wright would be pleased to see another of his creations finally brought to life, 74 years after he designed it.