The Gordon House

"Frank Lloyd Wright designed well over 1,000 homes and buildings throughout his illustrious career, but only one of those structures was built in the State of Oregon: The Gordon House. Commissioned by Conrad and Evelyn Gordon, the 88-year-old Wright designed the home in his Usonian style in 1957 for the couple’s sprawling farmland acreage that overlooked the Willamette River in Wilsonville - about 30 minutes south of Portland. It wouldn’t be until several years later that the home would actually be built (1964), but sadly Wright passed away before the project was completed. The Gordon House proved to be Wright’s final Usonian design."

Exterior of Gordon House

Rehabilitation Project

The east side of the home boasts a large semi-circular half-wall that frames a small terrace and garden area. A cantilevered balcony (above) juts out off one of the upstairs bedrooms.

The following video, produced by the Oregon Tourism Commission, explains more about the details of the interior of the Gordon House.

 

Read more about this house and view additional photos at TheCraftsmanBungalow.com.

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Gordon interior

Text excerpt and photos reprinted from the Craftsman Bungalow with permission.

Location

879 West Main Street
Silverton, Oregon

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Tours

Guided tours are available and tickets can be purchased online at the Gordon House website.

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The Gordon House: A Moving Experience