Samara (John E. Christian House)
Samara was built in 1954 and is a perfect example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian style of architecture. The Christians decided to have Wright design the house as well as the landscape.
The interior features Wright-designed furniture and this large room where John and Catherine could entertain students and other guests.
Backstory and Context
Dr. John Christian and his wife, Catherine, first discovered Frank Lloyd Wright's unique new style during a trip to New York in the late 1940s. By 1950, they decided to have Wright design their new house. Over the next few years, Wright and the Christians got to work designing it, and the Christians would often travel out to Wright's home in Arizona to discuss house plans. The house plans were finished in 1955, and the structure was soon built after that in 1956.
Christian, John E. "Christian, John E. and Catherine E., House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. June 16, 1992. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/101a3399-6650-41c3-8685-b5c426ab5df8.
"The John and Catherine Christian House, SAMARA." Samara House. Accessed on August 2, 2016. http://www.samara-house.org.