SAMARA, West Lafayette, Ind.

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SAMARA, West Lafayette, Ind.

Postby mod cats » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:20 pm

Name: SAMARA
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Year: 1954

Street: Woodland Avenue
City: West Lafayette
State: Indiana
Zip: 47906
Country: United States
Phone:

Type: Private residence
Style: example of Wright's late Usonian work
Status: Safe for now - home belongs to original owner


Description: The home is named for the winged seeds of conifers that surround it. It was designed by Wright for John and Catherine Christian. It is still maintained by Dr. John Christian according to Wright's standards. Recently, an abbreviated version of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was staged there.. it was called "MidSAMARA Night's Dream."

Links:
www.samara-house.org

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Postby mod cats » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:31 pm

The Indianapolis Star ran a lengthy article about Samara on July 1. There's a slideshow, with commentary from the owner, at:

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/s ... MULTIMEDIA

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Postby jesgord » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:52 am

mod cats wrote:The Indianapolis Star ran a lengthy article about Samara on July 1. There's a slideshow, with commentary from the owner, at:

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/s ... MULTIMEDIA


What a SPECTACULAR home....and such an interesting slide show to boot. Truely inspirational!!!!

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Postby mod cats » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:06 pm

Samara is also featured in a book published earlier this year titled, "At Home in the Heartland: Midwestern Domestic Architecture," in the chapter on Modernism, page 115. Text about Samara begins on page 117. You'll see more gorgeous pictures. The chapter on Modernism was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't sure what to expect.

My in-laws live near West Lafayette. I really hope to get a tour when I'm up there around the holidays.


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