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Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

The Weltzheimer Johnson House

Apartment Therapy has a great post today about Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses.  I suspect, but have no basis, that the architect who designed our house was inspired by these houses.  Our house is long and low with a flat roof, walls of windows and the outside soffit lighting so prominently featured on the Usonians.  Also, we have no formal living space, the rooms are compartmentalized, yet flow together, and  we have the exposed brick wall in the living room and kitchen.  I wish I knew who the architect of our home is, or was, and how to go about finding out.  Conservatively speaking he, or she, might well be 85-years old at this point, or older, if they’re even still alive.  Maybe I just like the romance of imagining him/her channeling Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural genius as they lovingly designed our home, but I sure would love to ask.  On the other hand, maybe I’ll just leave well enough alone and live with my fantasies, as I could be way off base in my suspicions.  At any rate, check out the article on Apartment Therapy just for kicks.  These houses are beautiful and worth a look.


About sugarshellandbutterknife

I am a work-at-home mother of two, daughter K who is 16 and son N who is 12. I live in a 1956 mid-mod ranch with my children and the love of my life, J. We're slowly renovating our house on a budget and love all things DIY. I hope to make this a place where frugal-minded folks like myself can exchange ideas, gain inspiration and find encouragement to tackle whatever life throws our way.

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