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On the Market 12020 Tall Oaks St. Frank Lloyd Wright house July 2014 front exterior
Welcome to 12020 Tall Oaks St., a Frank Lloyd Wright house sitting on about 1.2 wooded acres as a gated compound. The large front yard is surrounded by a circular driveway. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The original entrance opens to Wright's signature red-pigmented concrete floors, concrete block walls and this design element of rosewood lattice work. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The original living room features a knot-less redwood ceiling and built-in sofa with parallelogram pillows and bookcases. A wall of glass opens to courtyard views. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The large, angular fireplace is made for logs to burn upright. At right is a reproduction of the original dining table and irregular-shaped stools with cushions. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A view looking from the dining table to the courtyard windows. A secret bar cart pulls out of the right wall when drink service is needed for entertaining. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The scored concrete floor continues into the original gallery kitchen, as do the angles and knot-less redwood paneling. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Note the triangular skylights in the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 12020 Tall Oaks St. Frank Lloyd Wright house July 2014 office
Now serving as an office, this room was most likely two small bedrooms. The flooring shows it was also part of the original structure. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 12020 Tall Oaks St. Frank Lloyd Wright house July 2014 patio
Stepping outside, the scored concrete flooring continues to a deck, once a screened-in porch overlooking the swimming pool. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A look back at the house from the inner courtyard. Note the long window just above the pool: Wright designed it as a jumping point into the pool from an interior bathroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Enter the new kitchen, located just down a gallery hallway with exposed maple beams from the original kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The same hallway takes owners from the kitchen and butler's pantry to the new dining room. Note the Wright "tributes": stained concrete cut in triangle patterns, high ceilings and walls of glass. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The flooring continues down another gallery hallway to the large family room with floor-to-ceiling windows. A dual-sided fireplace separates the space into two open living areas. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another view of the family room. The expansion includes floor-to-ceiling windows running three sides of the house with views of and access to gardens surrounding the structure. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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One area of the family room is set up for billiards. The gallery leading to the children's wing and then on to the master wing is visible to the right. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A view looking back into the family room from the children's wing. The courtyard and swimming pool are outdoors to the right. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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One of the bedrooms on the children's wing, all which include full baths, walk-in closets, French doors leading to back garden areas and lofts above for additional space. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A secondary bedroom on the children's wing. In total, the house has seven bedrooms and six full and one half-baths. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The master bedroom is located at the end of the children's wing and begins the master's wing. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The master bath boasts a dual-entry shower, glass-block accent wall and jet tub. Double vanities, walk-in closets and French doors to the garden complete the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 12020 Tall Oaks St. Frank Lloyd Wright house July 2014 swimming pool
A last look at the pool area. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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An aerial view of the Wright house and compound. Photo courtesy of © TK Images