Nook becomes hall becomes nook again

To make the main living space behave much larger, Frank Lloyd Wright designed an open and flexible floor plan that could be reconfigured for a special occasion, like a holiday party.

On the hunt for a long-lost ASBH? This could help.

If you, like many fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, are on the hunt for a long-lost American System-Built Home, here is a simple tool that you can use in your field work and that may tell you if you're warm.

Growing up Wright (and Wrong…)

Unlike the Lovness family, the Kibbies were not able to savor their experience living in a Frank Lloyd Wright home for many reasons, and right or wrong, they blamed Wright for much of it.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House – The Book, Coming Spring 2021

The new book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House - How an Omission Transformed the Architect’s Legacy, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, will be on store shelves in the spring of 2021.

Arthur Richards had a different idea than Frank Lloyd Wright

For Wright, American System-Built Homes met a complex design challenge: to create affordable beautiful modest homes. But for Richards, the ASBH program was one item on vast menu of real estate products he could offer.

Sunday Morning Forum (April 5th): Join the Hayeses on a virtual (Zoom) tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home for the People.

Since CoVid-19 has made it impossible to attend a First Church Sunday Morning Forum in body, let's get together in spirit and look at the work of one of our own.

Elizabeth Murphy and the End of Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Built Experiment

While the historic Burnham Block represents the optimistic beginning of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first attempt to design modest homes, the Elizabeth Murphy House at 2106 East Newton in Shorewood, Wisconsin, marks the tumultuous end of the American System-Built idea.

Postponed Presentation: “Small but Elegant — Frank Lloyd Wright’s Affordable Homes”

Image Courtesy: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

As soon as we moved into the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Elizabeth Murphy House, we began unearthing lost clues explaining Wright’s evolving ideas about the wants and needs of common folks (like us).

We will share experiences through stories and photos at this Sunday Morning Forum.

Wait. There was no such thing as a “Ranch” home in 1918

Wright was thinking - forty years before anyone else - of lush walkable neighborhoods featuring long, low affordable homes with shadowy eaves, banks of windows, grassy yards and built-in gardens.