Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, Florence: Hours, Address, Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House Reviews: 4.5/5

Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House
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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO1,092 contributions
The Rosenbaums ended up spending twice their budget to build this home, but that's nothing compared to what it cost to restore it after Mrs. Rosenbaum donated it to the city of Florence. That cost TEN times their budget. We who really enjoy touring FLW homes, though, appreciate the time and money spent. This is typical FLW. One thing we didn't know was that Wright coined the term "carport" for the cantilever roof that juts out from the home - perfect to park a car under. The guides were great; they gave us a history at the beginning and then mostly let us wander and ask questions. By the way, the home is located in a great neighborhood, and while we went to Florence just to see this home, while you're in the area we also recommend Trowbridge's 1918 ice cream shop!
Written July 26, 2021
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2doglady
Tennessee721 contributions
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We showed up on a day that happened to be free because of their sponsor. However, that also meant we were on a self guided tour. The docent there did talk to us and gave us more personalized tour info as she could when other guests left. But we enjoyed it very much. It sits in a lovely neighborhood. You start at the community center for tickets and a small display to introduce you to Frank Lloyd Wright and his homes. This is the only home of his in Alabama. We were here less than an hour but enjoyed adding this Wright home to our list of those we have toured. Small town but a great stop if in the area.
Written November 11, 2021
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CarolB347
Crane Hill, Alabama, United States329 contributions
Couples
A. Couple of us ere somewhat familiar with this architects work, but there is nothing like seeing it in person. All of us left more informed about the architect, his style and evolution, as well as the story of the family who lived in it their whole life! It is considered one of the four best examples of his work. Hurrah to Florence for restoring it. Our guide was young yet very knowledgeable and able to answer questions. Make a point of visiting!
Written October 24, 2020
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964john
Collierville, TN185 contributions
Tour guides were great. This house was not one of FLW's best efforts. The guides explained that it was built during the Great Depression when building money was scarce so it was constructed on a much smaller scale that his previous ones. Still, it is worth visiting.
Written July 3, 2021
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Curtis S
Kingsport, TN2,564 contributions
wherever we travel, I always check if there's a Frank Lloyd Wright house in the neighborhood. This is the only one in Mississippi. One of the original usonia designs , the telltale Frank Lloyd Wright influences abound. Built Inns everywhere, little design elements, narrow hallways, all speak to a classic Frank Lloyd Wright design. The house was fraught with issues when purchased by the city back in the 90s. A lot of work later, results in a beautiful example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture . Recommended
Written October 5, 2020
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ349 contributions
I had just been to Taliesin and was delighted to learn there was a Frank Lloyd Wright house available to tour when I was going to be in Muscle Shoals. Most of his homes are private residences so this was a real treat especially since they had most of the original furniture in the home as well. It is a beautiful home and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history. Neat stuff in the gift shop too. I'm glad the city decided to restore the home and open it up for tours.
Written July 15, 2020
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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA666 contributions
Couples
If you've ever toured a FLW house, you know they can be expensive. This one is not. $10 admission, but only $5 for seniors or those with disabilities.
Between the displays in the visitor center and the house tour, we were there about 1hr 15min.
I'd been to other houses, but this was a first for me husband and he learned quite a lot about Frank Lloyd Wright's design philosophy.
Worth the time and the minimal investment.
Written February 4, 2020
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Al is Traveling
Kansas City, MO99 contributions
Frank Lloyd Wright was the architect that inspired me to get into engineering/design. While i didn't make it to "Architect" I did work 40 years as a designer. Seeing any of his projects is an honor and a privilege. This home is just plain nice. It fits the neighborhood, It was a joy to talk to the guide, who shared his joy of the house. The actual tour doesn't take long, Wright's houses tend to be small and efficient, but to be able to see a piece of history, the house, the drawings and to be able to walk through and around it. Well it was worth the trip from K.C. for me.
Written November 6, 2020
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We-L0VE-Adventure
Nashville, TN143 contributions
The most spectacular architectural feature to me was the mitred glass windows, to eliminate window frames that could have blocked the view to the river. The transition from living room to terrace is lovely, and to bring the nature inside. Although there was plenty of cross ventilation with the innovative window design, I felt it would be fairly cool in summer, but with all the cool brick and flooring positively cold in wintertime! The original kitchen sacrificed practicality for design and ambience. But following the Usonian principle of design, or organic evolution of design where houses could support additions as families grew, a new, more practical kitchen was added and a large bedroom for the sons.
We arrived late in the day, and the staff were gracious to allow us to join the last tour. I regret we did not have more time to walk around the grounds. Sadly, the isolated position of the house has been lost, more modern homes are close by, the trees have grown up and it is no longer possible to see the Tennessee River from the property.
Well worth the trip to visit this house, and an interesting comparison to Falling Water in PA.
Written February 16, 2020
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David W
Atlanta, GA285 contributions
If you're expecting a high-end luxury home, this is not it. Instead, this was built as a middle class home. The brilliance in the design, architecture and engineering is impressive. Very knowledgeable guide provided a great understanding of the home and its history
Written December 23, 2021
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