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.
Part of organic design, we're learning, is that spaces are sensory, social and evocative; meant for people, not things.
By specifying Byrkit Lath in this and other American System-Built Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright may have secured this home's legacy.
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?
A gallery of the little things in the Elizabeth Murphy House. Angles, lines, layers, light. We will continue to add images as time and opportunity allow.
Most wood surfaces are undisturbed from the moment they were set in place by the carpenters.