Optimized exterior of Pope-Leighey House

photo by: Paul Burk

Historic Sites

Pope-Leighey House

A Distinctive Destination
  • Constructed: 1939
  • Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Address: 9000 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, Virginia 22309
  • Hours
    Friday–Monday
    11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Phone 703-570-6902

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A National Trust Historic Site, this Usonian house was developed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a means of providing affordable housing for people of moderate means. Many innovative concepts, including spacious interiors, corner windows, and a cantilevered roof, began here and were quickly adapted across America. Today, the house can be viewed as an origin of ideas that have influenced modern American homes.

In 1965, the house was relocated to the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation, removing it from the path of a highway project. Located just outside Washington, D.C., the Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn Plantation share a 126-acre estate that was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

“Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

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