I’m in The Wall Street Journal today, where you’ll find my description of what it’s like to spend the night in two rentable houses that were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright:
For all their essential similarities, Wright’s houses affect their occupants in very different ways. The Peterson Cottage, built in 1959 on the edge of an isolated, heavily wooded bluff overlooking Wisconsin’s Mirror Lake, is so tranquil and serene that I felt as though I could sit in meditative silence by its great sandstone hearth for hours on end. The 3,000-square-foot Schwartz House, on the other hand, is located in a built-up residential neigborhood and has the friendly, slightly down-at-heel look of a place that has been occupied by children ever since it was built in 1939. To put it another way, the Peterson Cottage feels like a work of art, the Schwartz House like a comfortable home that just happens to be heart-stoppingly beautiful….
No link, so if you want to read the whole thing, buy a copy of this morning’s Journal (price, one dollar) or go here to subscribe to the Online Journal, than which you’ll search long and far to find a better bargain.