Through features like the Place of Greeting, we can see that Wright assumed that working-class people - the people with modest means who would live in and visit his ASBH designs - were inherently kind, trusting and trustworthy.
Caring for the Forsaken
We bought Frank Lloyd Wright's Elizabeth Murphy House with a plan to restore and care for her, but quickly discovered a curious and unexpected form of stewardship. Like nuns in a 19th century orphanage, we find ourselves caring for the forsaken.
Three contemporaneous Wright draftsmen, three fates
Antonin Raymond and Rudolph Schindler escaped Frank Lloyd Wright's wrath when the American System-Built Program was summarily cancelled and covered up in 1917. Russell Barr Williamson did not.
A sneak peak into Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House
Here is a teaser - the first 45 seconds of the fly-through tour that premiered May 17, 2020 during our Zoom conversation with Taliesin's Catherine (Cate) Boldt
MKELifestyle story: Wright Project, Wrong Time
The March 2021 issue of MKELifestyle is on shelves all over town and features interior and vintage images of Frank Lloyd Wright's Forgotten Elizabeth Murphy House, along with an interview by Don Butler about our upcoming book.
A blocked sight-line to be restored to Wright’s plan
You don't see many pictures of the kitchen in our gallery because we've not yet solved an aesthetically-complex issue: a sight-line destroyed by a modern appliance. We have a fix.
Vast Brilliance in One Simple ASBH Drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright
The level of Wright's brilliance and forethought contained on this one page seems stunning - out of this world - to us amateurs.
ASBH Window Prototype Reveals a Cost-for-Quality Decision made by Wright and Richards
As we assembled the proper tools and processes to make Frank Lloyd Wright's window sashes as Arthur Richard’s factory might have made them, we uncovered evidence of a decision to slow production in order to ensure quality, made a century ago.
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.
Art Imitates Frank
One of the joys of living in a piece of art is that other artists are often drawn to create their own interpretations of it. Here, the talented Celeste Carroll offers a joyous rendering.