Silverton, OR 1956
In 1938, LIFE magazine commissioned Wright to design “A House for a Family of $5,000-$6,000 Income.” The Gordon House, completed in 1963 in Wilsonville, Oregon, is one of two houses built according to that scheme. Its seven-foot square module is the largest used in any of Wright’s residential commissions. The great room is a story and a half tall with full-height doors and bands of narrow windows with perforated plywood boards. In late 2000, the building was saved from demolition when the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and AIA Oregon convinced the new owners of the property to donate the structure, which was dismantled and moved 28 miles south to The Oregon Garden in Silverton. The Gordon House is available for a limited number of overnight stays every year.
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