Court Case records from 1919 offer clues to why Frank Lloyd Wright didn't mention this house after sending plans to Elizabeth Murphy to build it.
Emphasizing the horizontal
After a year of living here, we stumbled upon more horizontal lines in a subtle, but historically significant place: the masonry of our small fireplace.
For Frank: function followed form
As with other prairie-influenced designs, the chimney sets the tone for the rest of the house. It is intentionally dramatic, like Frank’s fine pork pie fedora. It is also a fake.