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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hanna House at Stanford University

I was recently down at Stanford University and had to make a short detour to check out the Frank Lloyd Wright designed house on campus.  Unfortunately, tours are booked up months in advance so I couldn’t see the interior but the view from the road is no less impressive.  As with almost all of Wright’s houses, this one is centered on the fireplace/ hearth at its core.  This was a continuation of his Usonian houses – inexpensive, modular designs – although this one was the first of Wright’s designs to use a hexagonal grid, instead of a standard orthogonal one.  The house was designed for the Hannas, both teachers affiliated with the university, who generously donated it to the school when they moved out after living there for 38 years.