The Bavinger house

The Bavinger house is one of the most iconic structures by Bruce Goff. The home near Norman, Oklahoma was designed for Eugene and Nancy Bavinger in 1950-1955. Exemplary of Goff’s organic and eclectic style, the home featured an open interior on multiple levels with plants and pools dividing the space. Built in a logarithmic spiral, the home was largely supported by suspension with sixty cable wires radiating from a central point. Constructed from local and found materials, the Bavinger home truly stands out as a notable example of organic architecture. The Bavinger home is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and for a number of years the home was open to the public for tours. The home suffered severe wind damage to the spire and structure in June of 2011. Without funding to restore the house, the Bavinger family dismantled the home piece by piece making parts of the historic home available to the public.

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