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Frank Lloyd Wright Dressing Room

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this redwood house burned in a 1994 fire that damaged most of the bedroom wing. Negotiations with the insurer resulted in eventual demolition of that part of the structure and extensive renovations in the living room prow-like space.

View of just-completed rebuilt Master Bedroom
Dressing area. Ceiling and wall paneling has been milled to the exact original dimensions out of clear dried vertical grain redwood. Continuous narrow windows covered with sawn wood repeating cut-outs provide light and visual interest below the 6'-8" entry soffit and below the higher interior ceiling. The cabinetwork has been modified, but is once again made from clear vertical-grain redwood plywood. Stacked drawer fronts are cut from a single piece; doors use brass piano hinges.

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