A Special Night at Auldbrass Plantation

Designed by Wright in 1939 for C. Leigh Stevens, Auldbrass Plantation consists of a main house, kennels, stables, a barn and various other outbuildings. It served as a self-sufficient modern plantation for farming, hunting and entertaining. Stevens owned Auldbrass until his death in 1962, when it passed to his daughter, Jessica Stevens Loring.

The property fell into disrepair after it was sold to a group who used it as a hunt club. A preservation easement and the sale of the property saved it. Joel Silver, a successful motion picture producer and admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, purchased the plantation in 1987.

Mr. Silver has not only brought the estate back to the pristine beauty intended by Wright, but has taken it beyond the dream realized by Stevens. Auldbrass Plantation is being completed with the construction of the remaining structures in Wright’s original plan. In keeping with his theories of organic architecture, Wright designed Auldbrass to be in harmony with the landscape. Constructed of native cypress boards laid diagonally at 80 degree angles and held by brass screws, the exterior is intended to conform to the lean of indigenous live oak trees, while the abstract forms of ornamental rainspouts suggest hanging clumps of Spanish moss.

The tour will begin at approximately 5:30 pm. We are working to arrange a recital by Thomas Otten, a past winner of the prestigious Johanna Hodges International Piano Competition to be presented in Silver’s private projection room. Cocktails on the terrace and a gourmet dinner will follow. Seating is very limited. Donation is $1,250 per person. ($950 is tax deductible.) Proceeds benefit The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

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