The story goes Frank Lloyd Wright would tear around his Oak Park neighborhood at high speed, sporting driving goggles and a linen suit. It’s been said that he owned roughly 85 cars in his lifetime, and more than a few are iconic-for example, a Mercedes 300SL, a few Jaguars, and an AC Roadster that he’d travel between Taliesin and Taliesin West with his wife in the passenger seat. Wright’s fascination with cars and design would serve as inspiration for some of his greatest works. The Robie House in Chicago, when completed in 1909, became the first American home to incorporate a garage in its design. This home, designed by Pope and Burton, is the finest example of the Prairie School style in Utah. Like the Robie House, when this home was finished in 1913 it was Utah’s first home to also incorporate a garage in its design. Inspired by the broad, flat landscape of America’s Midwest, the Prairie style was the first uniquely American architectural style of what has been called “the American Century.” Broad balconies and terraces cause interior and exterior space to flow together, while urns and planters at every level were intended to bloom with the seasons. With a modest entryways, an open interior floor plan, a kitchen that connects to the outdoor. A balance between transparency and enclosure, blurring the boundaries between interior space and the world of nature. I imagine the expansive living space, at the heart of the home during the luxury of the Jazz Age, to be roaring with fast beats, and improvisational jazz music filling the home. This is the home F. Scott Fitzgerald would create in his novel for Jay Gatsby, the home that would reunites Jay with Daisy.
381 E 11TH AVE
381 E, 11TH, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103, Salt Lake County
- Bedrooms : 4
- Bathrooms : 5
- Sqft: 6,978 Sqft