Keland House

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The Keland House, located in Racine, Wisconsin in the United States, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954,[1] almost 50 years after he designed the Thomas P. Hardy House in Racine. It is currently known as the Boyd Home. The residence is on a bluff, cantilevered over the Root River and overlooking Colonial Park. The only furniture that Wright designed for the home were built-ins: ledges, bookcases, cabinets and sofas. The first time Wright visited the home after it was completed, he proceeded to rearrange the furniture.[2] It has multiple wings, with an inner atrium. The primary construction material is brick, with a copper roof.[3]

The Keland House is an example of Wright's Usonian Homes, though larger than most of his Usonian homes.[4] The dining area flows into the living room, with the kitchen at the "hinge" of the dining room and living room.[5]

The home was designed for the daughter of Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr., Karen, and first husband Willard Keland. The home was transferred upon their divorce to Karen Johnson, now Boyd.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Selected Events in Frank Lloyd Wright's Life, Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Mark Hertzberg, Wright in Racine: The Architect's Vision for One American City, Pomegranate Communications, Inc., 2004.
  3. ^ Madison Public Library, "Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in Wisconsin", A list of publicly-accessible Frank Lloyd Wright architecture organized geographically. Developed in 1997 in conjunction with a library program., Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Robert Twombly, Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and His Architecture, Wiley-Interscience. 1987.
  5. ^ Mark Hertzberg, Wright in Racine: The Architect's Vision for One American City, Pomegranate Communications, Inc., 2004.
  6. ^ North Carolina Modernist Homes, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), Retrieved April 1, 2014.

Coordinates: 42°44′10″N 87°49′12″W / 42.7361°N 87.8200°W / 42.7361; -87.8200