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Homes of the (Architectural) Masters

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'An architect's home is the ultimate self portrait.' Sounds about right, right? I mean, if you were a renowned architect and you had the cash, which I'm guessing you would if you were a renowned architect, and no creative restraint, your residence would be the quintessential outward manifestation of that which is You. That being said, these images of the personal residences of some very heavy-hitters can be seen as autobiographies of sorts. 

Above is Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, located outside Chicago, while below we see his winter home in Scottsdale, AZ, Taliesin West.

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The personal residence of Charles and Ray Eames, Case Study No. 8, was a collaboration with Eero Saarinen.

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Frank Gehry's home, located in Santa Monica, CA, is considered an early work that hints of things to come. 

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The name Alden B. Dow might not be as famed as the previous architects, but his House and Studio is just as extraordinary as theirs. Of the Prairie Style similar to his associate Frank Lloyd Wright, the home is build into a pond, its water level inches above the structure's windows.

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To see more images of these and other famous architects' homes--some of which are open for tours--visit Design Crave.

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Paul on Mar 26, 2012:

The Eames house was built by Charles and Ray Eames alone, Case Study house 9, was built in collaboration with Saarinen nearby.


Anonymous on Mar 16, 2010:

Actually the home in Oak Park shown first was Frank Lloyd Wright's original home and studio where he lived with his first wife and six children.  Taliesen West was built much, much later in his career after the original Taliesen (located in Wisconsin) was burnt down during the murder of FLW's mistress and her two children.  The original Taliesen was rebuilt, but the unhappy memories caused it not to be used very often; hence the move to AZ. 


Anonymous on Mar 11, 2010:

i used to live in oak park and remember the frank lloyd wright house. i even did a report on him once, finding out what a horrible man he was. as an artist, he was brilliant, but he allways went overbudget without considering the client. it was a real shock to find out that such a brilliant architect was such a jerk.


Camila F. on Mar 10, 2010:

Amazing houses!!!


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