Rehabbing and greening a Frank Lloyd Wright house

An architect is putting up his own money to transform a rundown Frank Lloyd Wright house in Glencoe into a green home for the 21st century.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s original drawings of the Ross House

Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Drawings of the rehabbed Ross House

The plan for the LEED Certified Rehabilitation of the Ross House

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7 Responses to “Rehabbing and greening a Frank Lloyd Wright house”

  1. Jeffery White says:

    THis story mentioned aluminum shingles and that I could find info out on them through your site. I am missing where to click. Can you help thid 62 year old? Thanks and Happy Trails!

  2. BPhoenix says:

    Jeffery – I can find that out for you – check back in a little while :-)

  3. Judy says:

    Does the rehabber need volunteers? Looks like it might be fun to help.

  4. mary wehrle says:

    What is the strange little shed — part of the house? What’s it for? Looks bad.

  5. John Eifler says:

    The Aluminum Shingles come in panels approximately 5 ft. long and 16 inches high – they are manufactured by Classic Metal Roofing Systems in Piqua, Ohio – http://www.ClassicRoof.com.

    AND

    The strange little shed at the back of the house is the garage that was built in the 1930′s – it will be replaced as part of the work.

  6. John Eifler says:

    help is appreciated! come up any weekend afternoon!

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