The Carlson House was located not far from
the First Christian we had visited the other day; fortunately, the address
given was correct. In the case of many of the Wright properties, some
due diligence and much patience must be applied in order to locate a
particular property. In this case, the location was a major
disappointment: trees and a significant fence hid the entire home and
surrounding property of the original owner Raymond Carlson, who, after
graduating from Stanford University, got a job with the Arizona Highway
department and ultimately became editor of the
Arizona Highways Magazine.
Few pictures of the home are available (there are some really nice photos
here), but I would suggest you not waste your time looking for this one.
Unless you are invited inside by appointment, there is literally nothing
that can be seen of the four-by-four posts and Masonite infill panels
described in the Frank Lloyd Wright Field Guide. It did undergo
extensive renovation recently (circa 2005) to the tune of about $1