Moving The Winton Guest House / University of St. Thomas, Minnesota / 2011

Moving The Winton Guest House / University of St. Thomas, Minnesota / 2011


Footnotes

When I discovered the pictures of Giorgio Morandi, I just went nuts because Morandi was drawing bottles which were essentially one-room buildings and creating villages of bottles. I liked that. ➡︎

“If you like architecture, and you can pick up an important Philip Johnson home and a Gehry home in the same transaction, why wouldn’t you?” he asks, rhetorically of course. It was such a no-brainer, it never occurred to Woodhouse that he didn’t actually need the houses. ➡︎

In February 2014, the university announced that it would sell the site because it was losing money. Meridian Behavioral Health, a New Brighton-based company, bought the center and converted it into an addiction-treatment facility. The university retained title to the Winton house, however, and promised to move it by August 2016. It decided to auction the house after options for its reuse proved unfeasible. ➡︎


Extras

 Winton Guest House, Wayzata, Minnesota / Frank O. Gehry / 1983–1987 / MoMA

▶︎ Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House / 19 May 2015 / Wright


Sources

◼︎ The House as Art: Learning from Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House / Victoria Young / University of St. Thomas / 2011

◼︎ Mobile Home? / Eva Hagberg / Metropolis / 2008

◼︎ Frank Gehry's $4.5 million Winton Guest House auctioned for $905,000 / Mary Abbe / Star Tribune / 2015


Fear and Love: John Pawson / Oscar Hudson / NOWNESS / 2016

Fear and Love: John Pawson / Oscar Hudson / NOWNESS / 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / 2015