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Raymond Carlson House (1950)

Carlson House exterior

The Raymond Carlson House is located not far from the First Christian Church. Fortunately, the address given was correct. In many cases, some due diligence and much patience must be applied in order to locate a particular Wright property. In this case, the location was a major disappointment. Unfortunately, trees and a significant wall hid the entire home and surrounding property.

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The original owner Raymond Carlson, who, after graduating from Stanford University, got a job with the Arizona Highway department and ultimately became editor of the Arizona Highways Magazine.

Some pictures of the home are available on the Internet. That being the case, I would suggest you probably not spend too much time looking for this one. Unless you are invited inside by appointment, there is literally nothing that can be seen of the four-by-four posts and Masonite infill panels as described in the Frank Lloyd Wright Field Guide. It did undergo extensive renovation recently (circa 2005) to the tune of about $1 million.



The Carlson House is not available for tours.

Please respect the owners’ right to privacy and do not trespass on the property.

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Resources, Links & Products

Arizona’s Scenic Seasons : Remembering with Raymond : Selected Writings of Raymond Carlson / Photography by Arizona Highways Contributors ; [Wesley Holden, Editor] (Amazon book)

Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona (Amazon book)

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