Architecture Lab

Architect Wants to Relocate New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright to Italy

Wright aficionado and architect Paolo Bulletti has launched an effort to purchase the 1954 Bachman Wilson House, one of Wright’s Usonian Houses in New Jersey, and transport the structure to the town of Fiesole outside Florence.

“Paolo Bulletti has a dream. The Italian architect wants to transport a house built by the distinguished U.S. architect Frank Lloyd Wright from its current site in New Jersey to the hills of Fiesole, near Florence.”

Architect Wants to Relocate New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright to Italy

“His “mission impossible,” as his wife, Valeria, has dubbed it, was hatched three years ago when he organized an exhibition in Fiesole to celebrate not just the centenary of Wright’s birth but also Wright’s emotional connection to the area.
Wright lived in the Italian hill town in 1910, after fleeing the United States with his mistress, Mamah Borthwick Cheney, to avoid the scandal surrounding their affair.

Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino, who now own the Wright house in Millstone, New Jersey, heard of the exhibition thanks to press and Internet coverage. They contacted Mr. Bulletti, suggesting that he buy their home and move it to Italy.”

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