One of the highlights on my trip to Phoenix was a Cognizant organized tour to Taliesin West, the winter home of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Scottsdale desert for roughly a quarter century till he passed away in 1959. He was quoted as saying “Oh, we have to build here, this is pure abstraction wherever you look." Today it is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
One of the most fascinating rooms (of many – it’s on the National Register of Historic Places) is a sunken “Cabaret Room” (Photo Credit) An interesting design feature – the seats are angled so no one got a crick in their neck during performances.
I get home and see this in Electronic House (sub required)
“Nearly all of us have a room or two that requires some TLC—or a sledgehammer. But these top-to-bottom makeovers have been deemed dramatic enough to be the most transformative in the annual Home of the Year Before & After category.
Each of these award-winning spaces had the foundation of a comfortable and high-performance media room. Only some nudges, nips and cutting-edge tucks were required. And the products most responsible for facilitating these transformations may surprise you.”
Somehow I don’t think the Cabaret Room will be a candidate anytime soon like room below from the magazine!