Boomer Residence
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Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
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Location Phoenix, Arizona   map
Date 1953   timeline
Building Type small house, cottage
 Construction System rubblestone masonry with wood
Climate desert
Context suburban
Style Modern
Notes S.361. triangular grid.


Photo, exterior overview looking east


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Upper Plan Drawing

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Discussion Boomer Residence Commentary

"This house for a single person, which Wright designated a 'mountain cottage,' is compacted into two stories around a central chimney flue. It is of desert rubblestone wall with some horizontal wood sheathing, notably in the bedroom balcony. It looks north, away from the desert sun."

—William Allin Storrer. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog. project 361.

The Creator's Words

"The architect must be the most comprehensive of all the masters, most comprehensive of all the human beings on earth. His work, the thing that is entrusted to him by way of his virtue, is the most broad of all."

"Making away with the box both in plan and elevation new became fundamental to my work. That opened the way for feeling the space within as the Reality of all true modern building....These structures now bear the message of this liberation of space to space."

—Frank Lloyd Wright. from Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Gerald Nordland, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas. p8, 19.


5808 North 30th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Sources on Boomer Residence

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. grid geometry diagram, p195. — Updated edition available at

Yukio Futagawa, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1951-1959. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita Tokyo, 1988. NA737.W7A408 1988. ground floor plan, p83. upper floor plan, p83. section, p84. section, p84. elevation, p84.

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Gerald Nordland, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8-93-1421-5. LC 87-20755. NA737.W7A4 1988. p8, 19.

William Allin Storrer. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: a Complete Catalog. Second Edition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1979. ISBN 0-262-19171-7. LC 78-1306. NA737.W7A4 1978. photo of exterior, p361. project 361. geographical index p13.

William Allin Storrer. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993. ISBN 0-226-77624-7. LC 93-30127. NA737.W7A4 1993. plan drawing. — Perhaps the definitve catalog of all of Wright's built projects. Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Boomer Residence


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