I lamented a while ago that I had to find out about the listing for sale of the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Utah from the pages of the uppity Architectural Digest magazine. I (finally) found more info on the web, at the Save Frank's Houses web site. I would link it, but it's hard to say how long that info would be up over there, so here it is anyway:
The Stromquist Residence (1958)
1289 E. Canyon Creek Drive
Bountiful, UT 84010
When Mr. Stromquist was a boy in Illinois he had an opportunity to hear Mr. Wright speak at a public gathering. Mr. Wright's style and philosophy made a lasting impression on the young Stromquist, so much so, that when it came time for the Stromquists to put down roots, they immediately thought of Mr. Wright to design a house for them. When Mr. Wright invited them to come to Spring Green in 1957 they were delighted. It was a meeting of kindred spirits and plans were soon generated to proceed.
The house design is based on a diamond module, best suited to take advantage of the spectacular site in the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. It offers everything that Mr. Wright treasured: seclusion, serenity, and unity. From its vantage point in a lush glade above the Valley of the Great Salt Lake it offers spectacular vistas across the valley and the mountains. In the evening the setting sun ignites the western sky.
The property is located on a ten-acre site at an altitude of 6,000 feet and consists of the main house, an office/laboratory/garage annex, a gardener's shed and a barn. The main house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, semi-formal dining, laundry, utility room, two fireplaces, and two balconies. The living room is partially furnished with three origami chairs and built-in settees. New Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation-sanctioned area rugs, handmade in Nepal, grace the living room, entry hall, and study. The bathrooms are clad in granite; clerestory windows provide natural lighting. The master bedroom has its own fireplace and French doors that lead to a secluded balcony. The kitchen has granite work surfaces and backsplashes, a Bosch cook top/oven and a Subzero refrigerator. The two guestrooms are completely furnished. Heating is provided by a Wright-designed combined radiant/forced air system that utilizes two natural gas furnaces. The total square footage is 3,000.
In an ongoing effort to preserve and maintain the house, Mr. Stromquist authorized measures that will safeguard the property for years to come. His foresight in acquiring the adjoining parcels of land to the east and west will ensure that the unique setting of the house will not be compromised by encroaching developments. The property is minutes away from major transportation hubs, world class winter sport venues and summer activities.
The house comes partly furnished, as Wright was famous for not only designing the house, but also the furnishings to accompany it. There are some origami chairs among the furnishings (Wright notes that he was indeed influenced by some eastern design techniques).
Here is the Google Earth jpg of the location - if you want to explore that with your own copy of google earth, plug in the address, leaving out the "east" from your entry.
Here are the rest of the pictures. If you want to see them bigger, just click them.
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