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.
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.
Flower box cantilevers have been missing from the house. We decided to rebuild them and found another Wrightian surprise.
The talk, entitled "How Wright Learned to Separate Art and Automation" will be part of the conference Education Series.
By specifying Byrkit Lath in this and other American System-Built Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright may have secured this home's legacy.
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 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.
Did the Kibbies not like the pebble-dash and cover it for aesthetic reasons only, thereby protecting it for 90 years?
Most posts have been about interior spaces in the Elizabeth Murphy House. The days are warming, so soon we'll turn our attention to the outside. What are we planning?
It is said that Frank Lloyd Wright viewed bathrooms as an afterthought, and our six-by-six foot closet supports that. But we're all-in: down-shifting our lives into smaller spaces with room for fewer things, and Frank is guiding us.