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Wingspread, Racine County, WI
The Herbert F. Johnson House, commonly known as Wingspread, is a historic house in Wind Point, Wisconsin. It was built for Herbert Fisk Johnson Jr., then the president of S.C. Johnson, in 1938–39 to a design by Frank Lloyd Wright and was considered by Wright to be one of his most intricate and expensive house designs to date. The Johnson Foundation now operates the site as a convention venue. In 1989, it was listed as a National Historic Landmark.
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Wingspread is located at the center of the Wind Point peninsula, a triangle outcropping in Lake Michigan north of Racine. The landscaped grounds, which cover about 12 acres (4.9 ha), are an important component of the architectural experience, with a landscaping plan designed by Wright in the style of a prairie setting.
A long winding drive leads to the home from the north. It is made up of a central core and four lengthy arms radiating from it. The wings were initially divided into four sections, each housing a separate function: parents’ wing, children’s wing, service wing, and guest wing, with the public spaces in the center. The hub is shaped like a dome, with clerestory windows on the sides and a viewing platform at the top.
The home was constructed between 1938 and 1939. It was built under the supervision of a young John Lautner. Wright’s corporate customer, Herbert Fisk Johnson Jr., commissioned Wright to design the Johnson Wax Headquarters Building in Racine, which was completed around the same time. The house is one of Wright’s largest, at 14,000 square feet. It was also one of Wright’s most expensive home designs, and it was the last of his Prairie School-inspired projects.
The land was granted to The Johnson Foundation in 1959 as an international educational conference center by the Johnson family. In 1975, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1989, it was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Tours are also arranged and are available to the general public to get to see the inside of this historic place. In Racine county, it is one of the must-visit places.
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We started off not knowing what we wanted, but knew we needed a new kitchen and flooring for most of our first floor, which was overwhelming to us. We worked with Liz to help us design what we wanted. She was fabulous and patient with us. Timelines were met and the crew who worked with us ended up feeling like part of the family. When faced with some pretty big “snags,” which were of no fault of Waldron Construction, Joe was professional, pushed to make things right, and kept his word; The team went above and beyond and did excellent work.
Such a great team of professionals. We had our kitchen remodeled and Waldron Construction was very helpful and thorough. A little future advice for anyone considering a major remodel is to expect delays and the need to make changes due to supply availability or unforeseen issues. Joe Waldron treats you with great respect and is very driven to make sure you are very satisfied and happy with your remodel. Some may feel the expense is too high…but you do get what you pay for. Thank you for a very beautiful kitchen, Nancy and Gary
We just completed our dream kitchen remodel with Waldron Construction. We are extremely pleased with the results. Angie helped us through the design and was always a text/phone call away. The trades were excellent and were great to work with. Of course there were hiccups in the process but nothing that couldn’t be worked out. Having the schedule in front of us daily through builder trend was great too. Joe was very responsive whenever we had questions or concerns. We would recommend Waldron for your next home improvement project..