Optimized exterior of Pope-Leighey House

photo by: Paul Burk

Historic Sites

Pope-Leighey House

  • Constructed: 1939
  • Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

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.

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

Frank Lloyd Wright

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.

The Pope-Leighey House is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Pope-Leighey House is also a member of the National Trust's Distinctive Destinations program.

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