Gordon House Perforated Board
One of the last of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian homes, the Gordon House is based on the design for a modern home commissioned by Life magazine in 1938. Usonian is a term that Frank Lloyd Wright coined to describe something that was made for the people of the United States. He created this style of affordable home for the middle class in the era of the Great Depression. Construction was completed following Wright’s death, under the supervision of the former Taliesin apprentice, Burton Goodrich. The perforated board window treatments function as light screens and create shadow and light patterns unique to the Gordon House without the expense of art glass. Designed for maximum efficiency, inventive storage solutions are used throughout the house and eliminate the need for a basement and attic. The only Wright building in Oregon, the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy saved the building from destruction in 2001 and moved it to its current location in Silverton.
Our perforated boards are made with cherry veneered MDF. This exciting addition to your home adds just the right amount of detail to energize your living space. 30" long x 7.5" tall x 1/2" thick. Includes two sawtooth hangers for installation. All AlaModerna products are made in the USA.
A portion of this purchase price supports the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s work to inspire people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other. Your purchase also supports the preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings for future generations to enjoy.