$10 for Two Adult Guided-Tour Admissions to The Gordon House in Silverton (Up to $20 Value)

Silverton

97% of 342 customers

Give as a Gift
Over 120 bought
Limited quantity available

In a Nutshell

Oregon's sole Frank Lloyd Wright–designed house showcases architect's aesthetic focus as tours impart historical tidbits

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 29th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Children elementary school age and younger are free. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A home is a lot like a Rubik's cube—many people attempt to properly coordinate its shapes and colors, but few can do so without painting over the entire thing. Solve puzzling design mysteries with this Groupon: for $10, you get admission for two to The Gordon House in Silverton (up to a $20 value).

The knowledgeable docents at The Gordon House, the only building in Oregon designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, educate visitors on the marvel of Wright's design and theories during 45-minute guided tours of this architectural gem. Groups venture through the home's interior while an experienced guide imparts factual tidbits regarding the home's history, such as its origin story, the near deconstruction of the home in 2000, and its subsequent rescue and relocation next door to The Oregon Garden. Tours are conducted daily from noon to 4 p.m., and reservations are highly recommended to view this rare home that was designed in the traditional Frank Lloyd Wright fashion—with a pencil—and also with impressive angles and seamless organic landscape integration.

Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House

The striking horizontal planes of Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House bisect the landscape just beyond the foliaged outskirts of the Oregon Garden, drawing eyes to the architectural marvel like moths to an octogenarian's birthday cake. Guests who tour the stunning abode watch from inside as sunlight falls in squares on the floor, filtered through geometric cutouts in the ceiling. Docents expound on the genius of Wright's design and theories during 45-minute guided tours of the architect's only Oregonian creation.

Groups meander through the kitchen, where skylights light up scarlet countertops, reflecting the undertone of western-red-cedar cabinets. Natural light creates abstract patterns on the floor through a series of perforated wooden window treatments, and an experienced guide imparts factual tidbits regarding the home's history, such as its origin story, its near deconstruction in 2000, and its subsequent rescue by a motherly wolf and her pack. Guided tours are conducted daily from noon to 4 p.m., and reservations are required to view this rare home that was designed in the traditional Frank Lloyd Wright fashion—with a pencil—and also with impressive angles and seamlessly organic landscape integration.


Tips

  • “This is good if you like Frank Lloyd Wright or architecture. ”

  • “We really enjoyed the tour. It was awesome to be able too see and hear the work of America's premier architect. ”

  • “The tour was fabulous, and well worth the time and money spent. The tour guide was incredibly interesting, and filled with knowledge on both Frank Lloyd Wright and...”

    “The tour was fabulous, and well worth the time and money spent. The tour guide was incredibly interesting, and filled with knowledge on both Frank Lloyd Wright and the Gordon family. Great tour!”

  1. A

    Silverton

    869 W Main St.

    Silverton, Oregon 97381

    503-874-6006

    Get Directions

Experiences that expand cultural awareness, such as museums, tours, and literature