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fter a year of scandal and self-declared exile in Europe, Wright returned to his native Wisconsin in 1911. Near the town of Spring Green, on land owned by his mother’s family, he built Taliesin, a home and studio whose name means “Shining Brow“ in Welsh. Taliesin’s floor plan used the dynamic asymmetry of the earlier Prairie houses. Low-pitched roofs with remarkably broad eaves overhung stone walls and gently embraced a series of outdoor courts. . New to this project was the use of native limestone in rough masonry walls making it seem as if the house had grown from the very hill on which it sat, an organic work of architecture.