Gordon House, Oregon, USA
Frank Llyod Wright designed several structures throughout his illustrious career but The Gordon House was the only one he built in the state of Oregon. The project was comussioned by Conrad and Evelyn Gordon. Wright was 88 years old when he designed this home on the couple’s acres of farmland that overlooked the Willamette River in Wilsonville. Sadly, Wright passed away before the project was completed but is marked as Wright’s final Usonian design structure. The property was sold by the heirs of the family in 2000 and the new owners planned to demolish the house to make way for a much larger home on that very same spot. Fortunately, at the bidding of the Frank Llyod Wright Building Conservancy organisation, the new owners agreed to donate the house on condition that it moved from that piece of land. In early 2001, the house was deconstructed meticulously such that the pieces were moved 24 miles south where it was re-assembled, restored and opened to the public for daily tours.