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In June 2009, my husband and I took possession of a 1955 basement-less ranch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was the only house we considered that was built post-1947, and by far the most modern. But from the moment we saw it in the online listing photo, we were both enamored. Thanks to its low-slung profile and clerestory windows, we took to calling it “The Frank Lloyd Wright House.” Upon research I realized our house does indeed show Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence, but only via Joseph Eichler. The house shares a few key characteristics with Eichler homes in California, like the roofline, post and beam construction, and carport, but is clearly adapted for Wisconsin’s colder climate (fewer glass walls and less outdoor living space).

The goal: redecorate in a way that is consistent with our home’s 1955 style, without instituting a program of restoration. Because our house is a home, not a time capsule.

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  1. May 25, 2010 5:10 pm

    Love the blog! Im making a wedgewood park facebook page check it out if you are on facebook. it is under Wedgewood Park

  2. December 24, 2012 10:07 am

    I’ve been following your blog on and off for several years now. The house looks wonderful. If only Boulder real estate were remotely affordable! The photos of your house are giving me home project envy.

    Hope you and N. are well.



    • December 24, 2012 12:07 pm

      I can’t top the beautiful things you are making in your kitchen but I could probably impress in the kitchen style department! Love the blog. We will have to try some of your recipes! Love you & miss you!


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