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 today’s Groupon to The Gordon House in Silverton. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a one-year individual membership (a $45 value), which includes:
- A full year of admission for one adult<p>
- For $35, you get a one-year family membership (a $75 value), which includes:
- A full year of admission for two adults and up to four children (17 and younger)<p>
- For $50, you get a one-year Friend of Frank Lloyd Wright membership (a $100 value), which includes:
- A full year of admission for two adults and up to four children (17 and younger)
- Two sharable guided-tour passes
- Admission and discounts at other Wright sites, including Wright’s home and studio at Oak Park, the Guggenheim Museum, and Fallingwater<p>
All membership options include basic benefits, such as: * Free admission to the Gordon House in Silverton for one year * Discounts on items sold at the Gordon House Gift Corner * Advance notice for educational and special events * A subscription to Fretwork Network, the members-only e-newsletter * Promotional discounts and offers<p>
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. Gordon House Conservancy members receive one year of unlimited access to the impressive abode as they support its continued preservation and restoration. Individual membership confers entry for one architectural enthusiast, and a family-level or Friend of Frank Lloyd Wright membership bestows admission for up to two adults and four children 17 and younger on each visit. In addition to free admission, all members receive a host of other benefits, including advance notice of special events, an optional subscription to The Gordon House’s e-newsletter, and discounts on items at the facility’s gift center. A Friend of Frank Lloyd Wright membership also confers two guided tour passes that can be passed to coworkers, out-of-town visitors, or pet chimpanzees for use when the membership holder is not present.
During each tour, docents escort groups around the home’s interior while also imparting knowledge 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.