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Living at Teater’s Knoll in Coronavirus Times

By Henry Whiting II

Photo by Henry Whiting II

In the last forty or so years of observing, the comment I have most frequently heard from Frank Lloyd Wright homeowners is, “We see something new every day at our house.” This observation became so frequent that I began pondering it in more depth, and realized that more often than not, the person was talking about the relationship of the house with nature — architecture and nature — and usually…

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Nominations Open for 2020 Wright Spirit Awards

Nominations are now open for the Wright Spirit Awards. The Wright Spirit Awards were established in 1991 to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving Wright’s legacy.  The Conservancy’s Awards Committee selects the honorees, and awards will be presented at the 2020 Annual Conference in Buffalo, New York. Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, the deadline to make a nomination has been extended to April…

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Millard House in Illinois Donated to Charity

In late 2015, Highland Park, Illinois, resident Gale Rothner drove down Lake Avenue and saw something that concerned her—a notice for an application to demolish the George and Alice Millard House, designed in 1906 by Frank Lloyd Wright. The prior owners had marketed the house for sale for more than three years, but were unable to sell it. Potential buyers gave feedback that the house needed a lot of work…

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Private Purchases Bring New Homeowners to Stephen Hunt and Richardson Homes

By Marsha Shyer, Owner, Brandes House

Sometimes there is only one house in the entire world that is the right house for a person. Almost like the right partner, one can search obsessively, flirt with others, almost give up, vow it is over, and then, at the brink of disappointment, the “right one” comes along. Talk to Todd Levin and you will feel like you are hearing this genre of romantic story—a story that does not…

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