Grand Prize: Your choice of one of the top FLW travel destinations is just a $100 raffle ticket away! Each package offers a fabulous weekend getaway for two, valued at up to $5,000, including admission to the selected Wright site (Taliesin West, Guggenheim, Fallingwater, Wright in Chicago, or Martin House/Graycliff), luxury hotel accommodations, travel, top-rated restaurants, and admissions to a variety of cultural experiences. See the trip descriptions for full details. A cash grand prize option is available at $2,500.
2nd Prize: A private tour of the Westcott House, dinner for two at the Winds Café and an overnight stay at Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Value $600.
3rd Prize: A selection of books & FLW inspired merchandise valued at $500.
4th Prize: Fallingwater by Aileen M. Cave. Giclée print on paper. Valued at $115.
5th Prize: A gift Advocate Level membership with reciprocal benefits to over 40 Wright sites and 1,000 museum sites nationwide. Membership value $125.
You may purchase one ticket for $100 or three tickets for $250. Only 350 tickets will be sold.
The raffle sales will begin at 9am on Monday, April 1st, 2019, and will conclude on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 8pm, or when all 350 tickets are sold, whichever occurs first. Purchase tickets online or in person at the Westcott House.
Offered by the Westcott House Foundation. All proceeds support our architectural icon, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House.
Raffle Rules and Regulations
The raffle prize winners do not need to be present to win. Staff of the Westcott House Foundation, along with members of their households, are not eligible to participate.
Except the grand prize, prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some restrictions may apply. The raffle ticket price is not tax deductible.
The drawing will be streamlined via Facebook Live on Saturday, June 8th, 2019, during the Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Party at the Westcott House.
The Grand Prize Winner will pick one of the following destinations:
1. Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ
Wright’s beloved winter home was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.
Accommodations: The Arizona Biltmore Hotel is one of the only existing luxury hotels in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright influence. The Biltmore was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate, who had studied under Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was hired as a consulting architect for a brief period of time. The resort has been an Arizona landmark since its opening on February 23rd, 1929. From the resort’s famous owners to the acclaimed property enhancements, the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a timeless treasure.
2. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
An exceptional icon of the 20th century, the Guggenheim launched the great age of museum architecture. Few buildings have inspired the level of controversy generated by the Guggenheim Museum. Wright boldly claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art “look like a Protestant barn.” His creation was initially dismissed by many as a “washing machine,” and an “imitation beehive.” Today, the Guggenheim is universally celebrated for its unique architecture and an exquisite collection of art.
Accommodations: The Algonquin Hotel was designed by Goldwin Starrett and his brothers, who went on to build many other famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building. Perhaps its best-known tradition is hosting literary and theatrical notables, most prominently the members of the Algonquin Round Table. The hotel is in the heart of New York City’s Restaurant Row. It is close to Rockefeller Center, moments from the Theater District and steps away from Bryan Park.
3. Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA
Tucked away in the sleepy forests of southwestern Pennsylvania sits one of the world’s most famous buildings: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Commissioned by wealthy department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann and completed in 1937, the home’s cantilevered tiers hang suspended atop a 30-foot waterfall—Wright’s ingenious way of melding the man-made structure with its natural surroundings.
Accommodations: Polymath Park, a 125-acre resort, contains two designs by Wright apprentice Peter Berndtson, as well as two relocated Frank Lloyd Wright homes, the Duncan House and the Lindholm house. There are very few Wright homes available for an overnight stay. Be one of the few who have the pleasure of this unique experience!
4. Wright in Chicago
The Windy City is a perfect destination for architecture and design aficionados. Enjoy all of the Wright sites in the area, including Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, the Robie House, Unity Temple, the Emil Bach House and more! Oak Park, Illinois, where the master architect practiced for many years, is home to the world’s largest collection of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Accommodations: Conceptualized by famed architect Benjamin Howard Marshall, The Drake Hotel came to fruition when John B. Drake and Tracy Corey Drake financed the project in 1919. The doors of The Drake Hotel opened on New Year’s Eve the following year to 2,000 of Chicago’s most distinguished citizens. The Drake Hotel is one of more than 260 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.
5. Martin House & Graycliff, Buffalo, NY
Frank Lloyd Wright designed a unique residential complex for Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903-1905. The house is considered one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period and, indeed, of his entire career. In a nearby community of Derby, New York, experience the Martin family’s summer home, Graycliff, which stands majestically on the bluffs above Lake Erie.
Accommodations: Hotel Henry makes innovative new use of one of Western New York’s most iconic architectural landmarks. Henry Hobson Richardson, who is one of “the recognized trinity of American architecture,” constructed this Richardsonian Romanesque-style campus of buildings more than 145 years ago. America’s landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York City, as well as Buffalo’s beautiful park system, designed the grounds and gardens throughout the campus.