Taliesin: At home with Frank Lloyd Wright (pictures)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin
Though he spent his early career living in Oak Park, Ill., and later established a home and architecture school at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz., his Wisconsin homestead was still close to his heart. And when Wright died, at 91, his body was returned to Taliesin.
Though a masterpiece in its own right, Taliesin may nevertheless be most famous as the home where Wright's mistress was murdered, along with six others, in 1914 in a fire set by a servant.
As part of Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman took a behind-the-scenes tour of Taliesin, bookending the tour he took on Road Trip 2007 of Taliesin West.
Taliesin fom outside
Though the house was first completed that year, it has been evolving ever since, in part because Wright had to contend with two major fires, but also because even after his death, Taliesin has continued to evolve as a showpiece of architecture and of the famous architect himself.
View of walkway
Into the garden
Courtyard with fountain
House from above
Living room view
House built into the hill
Mrs. Wright's hearth
Romeo & Juliet Tower
Correction (Sunday, 4:48 p.m. PT): This caption originally misstated the school's accreditation status, as well as how Frank Lloyd Wright's work is built into the curriculum.