Apparently he was a snowbird, residing at Taliesin in Wisconsin and wintering near Scottsdale, AZ at Taliesin West.
Saturday we visited the grounds. We didn’t get a tour; tours are booked well in advance. We did wander the grounds, and visit the theatre he built for his wife.
Eschewing walls, he favored expanses of glass that merged interior and exterior living spaces. Rather than displacing the environment, he designed his buildings into the locale.
In addition to the natural landscaping, the grounds are filled with sculptural artwork. Colors on the outside grounds are strictly natural hues. Inside, he used a lot of warm reds and oranges, which was likely quite daring in 1937, when Taliesin was built, but quite boring today, in my humble opinion.
Tours are booked solid, so we have plans to tour in the summer when tickets are cheaper and lines are short. Only the stalwart want to take a walking tour when the temperatures are hovering above 110º F.
Until then, we have the winter planned pretty fully. Catalina Island for Thanksgiving. Prescott’s Whiskey Row over Christmas. One of these days we will make it to Tombstone.