Frank Lloyd Wright started wintering in Scottsdale in the 30's. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, I have been a life long FLW fan. Wright, a genius, found a way to brave the Midwestern winters - go to Arizona. Touring his western home was a thrill. He modernized the prairie style and melded it with the southwestern style. His stamp on Scottsdale and Phoenix is everywhere. Most state buildings wear a FLW look and almost every roadside rest area or hiking ramada resemble the undeniable Mr. Wright style. Taliesin West is a treasure and a model of simplicity and sooooper cool.