Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Rebuilding a Frank Lloyd Wright Boathouse

A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed boathouse on Wisconsin's Delavan Lake is being rebuilt from the architect's original plans almost three decades after it burned down.

Wright designed five Prairie-style houses on the lake that were constructed between 1900 and 1903.

In 1994, Susan and John Major purchased the largest estate, known as the Penwern Estate, and since then the couple has restored the main house, the gate house, and part of the stables. They have also placed preservation easements on the National Register-listed estate's buildings.

"We are committed to restoring Penwern as Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned it," says Susan Major.

Read more at Preservation

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