Frank Lloyd Wright House Goes Green

Frank Lloyd Wright House Goes Green

Stephanie Kinnear
Jun 23, 2009

Doing a green renovation is hard enough — picking the right materials, spending the money, etc. But consider the pressure of giving a green remodel to a Frank Lloyd Wright house. You've got to get the right green materials, but you've also got to make sure you respect the iconic nature of the home...

That was the challenge facing Steve Sikora and Lynette Erickson-Sikora when they bought Frank Lloyd Wright's Willey House in Minneapolis — they wanted to improve its footprint but also preserve its historic nature.

It was a project that involved brick-matching (which they did with the help of a historical restoration specialist) as well as locating salvaged cypress to replace some of the cypress the home was originally built with (this involved hiring salvagers who source fallen cypress logs from swamps and rivers). We're overwhelmed just thinking about it.

An amazing project. Read all about it here.

Via Natural Home Magazine

Image: Natural Home Magazine

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