This project is the realization of our client’s dream to build and live in a home that has its roots in the prairie-style homes of Frank Lloyd Wright. The prairie features displayed tie the building to the ground in a horizontal fashion with long, low roofs and garden walls that stretch out the composition, hugging the site rather than standing apart from it.
The house is entered in a low foyer that explodes into the Great Room with the kitchen and dining near-by. A huge stone fireplace echoes the exterior materials and imagery. The dining area is the same volume around the other side of the great fireplace hearth and overlooks a family space and garden to the north. This space, like most, has views to the exterior and the interior. The private portion of the plan is bi-level with the family bedrooms on the lower level and the master suite on the upper. A balcony accessible to the master suite extends to the east and south, providing a variety of views.
The garage wing has space for three cars and a workshop above and six cars below to provide for the owner's collections. Long span concrete plank was used for a column-free lower level.
The long and thin stonework, the ribbon windows and linear elements accent the horizontal. Stained glass, handmade light fixtures and furniture adorn the home in true Frank Lloyd Wright reverence. This home is the embodiment of Art in Architecture.