Continuing with our Frank Lloyd Wright series, have I got a surprise for you! Last week I posted a photo from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Children’s Playroom
The above photo is at the ‘other end’ of the room! Can you see the choir-like area at the top? The family used to have ‘concerts’ in this room, with an accompaniment of a Steinway piano (yes, that’s the one in the photo)!
Since Wright was, by all accounts, a very ‘particular’ sort of gent, he wanted to ensure the acoustics in the room were perfect. Are you ready for the surprise?
Heading down a flight of stairs behind the children’s playroom is the back of the Steinway seemingly ‘floating’ in mid-air! Mind your head as you proceed back to the main floor lest you end up with a piano punch on your noggin! Wright was so specific that the sound be nothing less than perfect in the playroom, he had a hole cut out in the wall behind the piano so it could ‘hang’ to provide perfect pitch in the curved ceiling room.
I have no words.