Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright once called his Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, N.Y. "the most perfect thing of its kind in the world -- a domestic symphony, true, vital, comfortable," but those words could easily apply to any of the numerous homes Wright created during his prolific career.
Wednesday marks the 55th anniversary of the death of the architecture and design legend, who left behind iconic constructions like The Robie House in Chicago and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 2014 also marks what the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation calls its "Legacy Year:" the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Wright's longtime residence of Oak Park, Ill.
In honor of the master, HuffPost Home gathered 27 of Wright's most important, beloved and beautiful designs.
Built: 1908-1910 More info
Created for Wright's client Frederick C. Robie,
the building sits on the campus of the University of Chicago.
Location: Oak Park, Ill.
Built: 1889More info
This undated photo provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust shows the exterior of the studio side of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.
(AP Photo/Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, James Caulfield)
Location: Oak Park, Ill.
Built: 1902More info
The Arthur and Grace Huertley house is just a few doors away from the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The Village of Oak Park is home to 29 Wright structures, the largest number of Wright designs built in any one city in the world.
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Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Built: 1937-1959More info
Wright built the Scottsdale, Ariz. residence to use as his personal winter home -- which also served as a studio and architectural campus -- until his death at age 89.
Location: Spring Green, Wis.
Built: 1911-1959More info
This Spring Green home serves as one of the architect's personal residences. Wright continuously changed the home and the surrounding landscape for years following the initial construction.
Biff Henrich/Darwin Martin Home
Location: Bartlesville, Okla.
Built: 1952-1956More info
Wright's only realized skyscraper
now serves as a National Historic Landmark and houses a museum, hotel and bar inside.
Location: Los Angeles
Built 1919 - 1921More info
The home was originally designed for oil heiress and philanthropist Aline Barnsdall. Like many Wright homes, Hollyhock is now a National Historic Landmark.
Location: New York City
Built: 1949-1953More info
In 1943, Hilla Rebay, the curator of the Guggenheim Foundation and director of the museum, instructed Wright in a letter, "I want a temple of spirit, a monument!" The New York museum took 16 years to complete.
Location: Oak Park, Ill.
Built: 1905–1908More info
Wright got the commission to build the Unitarian Universalist church when he was only 38 years old. Of the building Wright reportedly said
, "That was my first expression of this eternal idea which is at the center and core of all true modern architecture. A sense of space, a new sense of space."
Location: Springfield, Ill.
Built: 1902-1904More info
The home in Illinois' capital was built for patron Susan Lawrence Dana and combined aesthetics of both Japanese prints and the Illinois prairie.
Location: Wind Point, Wisc.
Built: 1936-1939More info
Herbert Fisk Johnson commissioned Wright to design his home after Wright created the headquarters for the S.C. Johnson & Son company. Wingspread, a 14,000-foot home, was completed in 1939
Location: Oberlin, Ohio
Built: 1948-1949More info
The Weltzheimer/Johnson House
sits a few blocks away from the campus of Oberlin College and is operated as part of the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Location: Alexandria, Va.
Built: 1941More info
This 1,200-square foot Alexandria, Virginia home was commissioned by journalist Loren Pope in 1939. Its second owner, Marjorie Leighey, donated the home
to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Location: Lakeland, Fla.
Built: 1955 (completed)More info
The William H. Danforth Chapel is part of the Florida Southern College Architectural District also known as Child of the Sun. The campus boasts the most Frank Lloyd Wright structures built on a single site.
Location: Hampshire, Ill.
Built: 1951More info
Muirhead Farmhouse is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime.
Location: McCook, Neb.
Built: 1905-1908More info
The Nebraska residence is one of the few homes west of the Mississippi River designed and built while Wright was alive.
Location: Tulsa, Okla.
Built: 1929More info
Wright built this 10,000 square-foot home for his cousin, Tulsa Tribune publisher Richard Lloyd-Jones.
Location: Mason City, Iowa
Built: 1910 (completed)More info
The Park Inn Hotel is the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel in the world (of which Wright was listed as the architect of record).
Location: Kankakee, Ill.
Built: 1900More info
Bradley House was among the first Prairie School homes designed by Wright and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Built: 1962-1964More info
The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Arizona State University is considered to be Wright's last public commission.
(AP Photo/Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Scott Jarson, azarchitecture.com)
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This undated image provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy shows the home that Wright, the famous architect, built for his son in Phoenix.
Location: Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
Built: Various datesMore info
Though the '20s-era hotel suffered through a devastating earthquake on its opening day and WWII bombings, it was razed in 1968. Thankfully, portions of the hotel, including the grand entrance and lobby were saved and relocated to the Meiji Mura Museum.
In this file photo of March 18, 1957, architect Frank Lloyd Wright visits Robie House, his 1909 Prairie style design, on Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, Ill.