All mid century modernist love Frank Lloyd Wright (or maybe that's just my romantic idea) but another great modern architect,one of less notoriety, is Bruce Goff. Bruce Goff taught architecture classes at OU for many years and he often came up in my art history classes. His most popular structure is probably the Bavinger House. I haven't been inside but it's not my favorite. I decided long before my knowledge of Goff's work that if I were going to stay in Norman my entire life I wanted to end up in this house:
Turns out the H.E. Ledbetter house (seen above) is in fact a Bruce Goff structure! I'm not surprised, such a bold design had to come from someone adventurous. I just love the car port, it's like a flying saucer, what a statement! I have accepted the fact that I will never live in this house (guess I have to leave Norman) since it's now owned by the OU Board of Regents, hopefully they will honor its integrity and make sure it's maintained.