Architecture and history buffs now have the opportunity to sleep overnight in the Gordon House—the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Oregon and the only one in the Pacific Northwest that is open to the public.
The overnight stay is part of a new membership opportunity offered by the Gordon House Conservancy, the non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the home and educating the public about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural principles. A member and up to three additional adult guests may stay in the home overnight by appointment. The “Night with Wright” experience includes up to four tickets to The Oregon Garden (adjacent to the Gordon House) to be used during the stay and a bottle of Oregon wine.
“We’re very excited to offer this rare opportunity,” says Kathryn Burton, Executive Director of the Gordon House Conservancy. “The Gordon House is an architectural gem. There’s no better way to learn about Wright’s architectural style and approach than to experience it firsthand.”
Wright designed the home for Conrad and Evelyn Gordon in 1957 on the banks of the Willamette River near Wilsonville, Oregon. It was intended as an example of Wright’s Usonian vision of living in harmony with the land in the United States of North America (USONA). In 2001, the house was dismantled and moved to the Oregon Garden in Silverton, where it was restored the following year. The Gordon House has operated as a historic house museum since 2002 and welcomes approximately 6,000 visitors each year via tours and special events.
Silverton is located less than 30 minutes from Salem. For more information about the Gordon House or the Night with Wright membership, go to thegordonhouse.org.