i love visiting florence, alabama.
while i often go there to work (with my friends at alabama chanin), there is so much to explore. i had been to this frank lloyd wright house in florence many years ago, and was happy to visit again this weekend when i was with friends in florence.
the house was built by the rosenbaum family in the late 1930's and was the second 'usonian' house that wright designed. it is the only home in alabama that he designed, and one of just a handful in the south.
walking through a wright house is such a sensory experience; whether you like his architecture or not, his spaces give off a certain feeling that i really like because you are constantly aware of what is outside the house, or, at least i am. the proportions of his spaces are small and the ceilings are low, which forces your eyes toward the windows and the outdoors.
if you are ever near florence, this house is worth a stop because experiencing a wright house is such a rare thing in the south.
photographs and words by rinne allen