With every plan to repair something on this old house comes an urgency to study and document what is learned in the process.
Tracking the restoration and preservation of a 104-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright house
The restoration and preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Elizabeth Murphy House.
A quality roof by Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright took special care in specifying the gutters on American System-Built Homes as:
"...galvanized iron gutters and down spouts wherever and as indicated on drawings."
We're doing as he directed.
By adding a garage, a previous owner saved this Frank Lloyd Wright house
Since the house originally had no drive, garage or carport, a garage was added in 1976. It was both practical and necessary to the preservation of the house.
Unfinished Business – Wright’s Cantilevers
Flower box cantilevers have been missing from the house. We decided to rebuild them and found another Wrightian surprise.
How Wright Learned to Separate Art and Automation
The talk, entitled "How Wright Learned to Separate Art and Automation" will be part of the conference Education Series.
“How to build a warm, strong and dry house”
By specifying Byrkit Lath in this and other American System-Built Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright may have secured this home's legacy.
Honey, I tore off the front of the house.
Then, we poured new concrete, parged walls, and painted matching trim. Today, the Elizabeth Murphy House stands tall and straight, and ready for tour-goers.
The new, old water closet
The 68" x 72" space was the weak spot in the house when we bought it, and we had plans to quickly make it right. It's Wright now.
What about that stucco?
Did the Kibbies not like the pebble-dash and cover it for aesthetic reasons only, thereby protecting it for 90 years?