Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, Alexandria

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  • Beautiful National Trust site. Make sure to tour both houses, as they offer a nice contrast. It is amazing to think that Washington's land stretched from this property to Mount Vernon. Woodlawn is tra...  read more »
  • After visiting Mount Vernon, you need to see Woodlawn, which was the home of Washington's step-granddaughter, Nelly. Christy was our guide and she pointed out Nelly's reverence for her grandfather. Th...  read more »
  • The mansion belonged to Washington's step granddaughter; it was nicely kept; but nothing special...but the Pope house is a Frank Lloyd Wright usonian home from the 1930s; in perfect shape; a great exa...  read more »
  • Beautiful and contrasting histories explained through architecture. Fantastic tour guides. Woodlawn and FLW Pope - leighey tours are sperate and the respective tours are appx. $$. The grounds were free to walk!
  • Absolutely lovely experience visiting the unique and inspiring architecture of the Pope-Leighey House. Frank Lloyd Wright fans, naturalists, and innovators of any kind will walk away with an immense appreciation for the genius and visionary craftsmanship that went into this home. Don't miss it if you are in the area.
  • As an architect, I was inspired to enter my career by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Like many other architects, of course. So, I cannot believe that it has taken me a year of living in Washington DC to make it to the Pope Leighey House. I highly recommend a visit to the house. It is very interesting for a work of Frank Lloyd Wright because it is built for an orrdinary, middle-class family. The way that Wright uses the space is fantastic. Like many other Wright works, such as Fallingwater, the house brings nature inside. And somehow he fits two bedrooms, a bathroom, living and dining area including study and kitchen into a small space without things seeming crowded. On the contrary, there is a sense of space, probably because of the way that he uses height such as in the living room. The materials that he uses in the building are also quite beautiful and sometimes organic to the DC area. The house was moved here when route 66 was constructed, and I am really glad that it was preserved. Architect buffs and Frank Lloyd Wright fans should pay this place a visit. The plantation on which is located is also an interesting historical site which I will review separately.
  • I have been to many Frank Lloyd Wright homes all over the U.S. including his masterpiece Falling Water. Delighted to know there was a local property! A must see.
  • Definitely worth checking out :-D the people really know Frank Lloyd Wright and give a fantastic tour!!
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