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Reading the Signs

By Marsha Shyer, Owner, Brandes House

“Bring out the nature of the materials. Let their nature intimately into your scheme. The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright   In the first couple of years after we bought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Brandes House, in Sammamish, Washington, I noticed an unusual pleasure. In late January, the…

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UPDATED: Conservancy, National Trust Oppose Demo for Wright Home Visitor Center

Updated Sept. 6, 2019 The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust issued a statement that they will not exercise their option to appeal the decision of the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission, but instead will reconsider its plan. Updated Aug. 29, 2019 At a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Village of Oak Park’s Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously not to issue the Certificates of Appropriateness to remove additions on the…

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UPDATED: Boulter House Damaged in Fire

Photo by Steve Paszt

Updated 10/18/18: Thanks to a detection system that remained in service while renovations were taking place, firefighters were quickly notified, and a representative of the owner says fire damage was limited to a section of the house that was added after the original house was built. Restoration work is underway. Cincinnati firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Wright-designed Boulter House (1954) after 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15….

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