You'd think living in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright would be cool enough for most kids, but twelve-year-old Jim Berger wanted more — at least for his dog. In 1956 he wrote Wright asking for a dog house to be designed to match his own home and, after a second request, Wright eventually complied. While it was demolished in 1973, it was recently rebuilt and is taking a tour across the country.
Wright sent Berger a full set of drawings for a triangular-shaped dog house that complemented the forms of the hexagonally shaped main house. The drawings provided a design that could be easily built with the mahogany and cedar lumber remnants used for the main house. It was built twice by Bergers' father and brother: first in 1963, and again in 2010 at the request of filmmaker Michael Miner. Miner is taking the reconstructed version on tour across the country as he promotes, Romanza, a film on Wright's work in California.
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