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Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center

  • Constructed: c. 1960
  • Architect: Russel Wright & David Leavitt
  • Location: Garrison, NY

One of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State, Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, interprets and shares Russel Wright's modernist home, studio and 75-acre woodland garden. Named Dragon Rock, Wright's home and studio is considered an outstanding example of Organic Modern architecture ca. 1960 and offers expansive views of the surrounding acreage. A joint project, the exterior of Dragon Rock is credited to architect David Leavitt and the interior design to Wright himself. The surrounding 75-acres of woodland garden were acquired and cultivated by Wright and his wife, Mary. Russel Wright and his family occupied the site until his death in 1976.

Russel Wrights Studio at Manitoga

photo by: Russel Wrights Studio at Manitoga

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