People are avidly seeking property in the Scottsdale, Arizona area for many reasons. Here’s one: there’s so much to do, whether your lifestyle leans towards indoor luxuries or outdoor amenities.
In 1937, the world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, bought some of Scottsdale’s undeveloped real estate. In northeast Scottsdale, in the luxurious Sonoran desert, nestled in the McDowell Mountains’ shadows, Wright constructed Taliesin West, to serve as his studio, personal winter residence, and architectural campus.
Wright’s legendary vision still attracts people to Taliesin West to see Wright’s embodied plans and architectural wisdom. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has made many renovations to Taliesin West over the years, giving guests the opportunity to view Wright’s private home which has been restored inside and out to its original appearance.
Taliesin West tours allow guests to witness the architect’s integration of inside and outside space regularly in tours lasting from one to three hours. Interested visitors may choose among tours of the Cabaret Theater, the Music Pavilion or the Wright’s office which are connected via gardens, terraces and paths with views of the vivid desert and valley nearby.
Visitors to Scottsdale may also witness Wright’s work around Scottsdale, reports the Scottsdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, in prominent Scottsdale spots like the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. Along with Wright’s influence, this extravagant resort boasts a past that includes many well known Hollywood visitors.
Vernon Swaback, a former student of Wright’s, also has left an indelible mark on Scottsdale’s real estate landscape. He spent more than two decades studying and working at Taliesin West and over the years has been involved in the design of award-winning hotels, office buildings, recreational facilities and custom homes throughout the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix metropolitan area.