A to Z April (2022) Blogging Challenge
Hello, dear readers!
I’d like to thank you all in advance for stopping by, and I hope that at least a few on my list of remarkable buildings pique your interest as they did mine.
“Design is not a coincidence or a formula, it is a result of human reflection and vision in response to a specific challenge.” ~ Unknown
The first of dozens of Usonian homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Rosenbaum house is the only one located in Alabama and employs many of Wright’s signature features such as the L-shape, steel cantilevered roof, and mainly natural building materials. One of the more distinctive elements is the characteristic use of floor-to-ceiling glass – whenever and wherever possible or practical - to “blur the line between indoors and outdoors,” as one periodical describes it, and as evidenced by exit doors in every room. The Rosenbaum House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and is the only Usonian home (to date) open to the public.
I find the similarities of this house to the one the Byrds of “Ozark” live in fascinating. So much so that I actually checked to be sure, and while they’re both genuine and cool as rain, they are two different houses. It matters not to me; I just love windows!
Nice place for a house with glass walls, don’t you think? Would you visit? Have you watched the “Ozark” drugs-and-crime drama series?