In 2015, The Elizabeth Murphy House made national news as a rare newly-rediscovered house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. When we read the report, we were, like many others, curious and a bit envious. What a treat for the owners! Like many, we drove by and wondered what it must be like.

It didn’t seem possible that we might be able to live in a home designed by the master. Then, stars aligned. We took a flyer*, offered to purchase, sold our family home, donated or sold two-thirds of our possessions and have embarked on a new and exciting adventure as stewards of an American System-Built Home, model A203.

With this blog, we’re sharing experiences and lessons learned while living in and carrying for this special space.


– The Hayes Family


*Sailing term for swimming in the deep end, betting the farm, and/or risking it all.