rights first independently-built project was his own
house, which he began in 1889 while he was working for his mentor, Louis Sullivan. The
house was completed within a year, but Wright continued to expand and
rework the house over the next eight years. At first the changes were
necessitated by Wrights growing family, but by 1893 he had opened his own
office and needed space in which to work.
Wright combined his home and studioone of his many departures from contemporary architectural practice, which usually took place in a separate, professional office. Later in life, he often insisted that his clients visit him at Taliesin (East) because he felt his own home would give them the best idea of what he would build for them.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is open to the public.