Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Living Room

During: See-through fireplace was installed between the living room and the dining room.

During: See-through fireplace was installed between the living room and the dining room.

During: The non-structural columns are being framed, and the room is being wired for lights, electricity, and sound.

During: The non-structural columns are being framed, and the room is being wired for lights, electricity, and sound.

During: Rift-oak paneling being installed on the ceiling.

During: Rift-oak paneling being installed on the ceiling.

During: Ceiling and glulam beam. A trough for indirect lighting is being installed at the bottom of the beam.

During: Ceiling and glulam beam. A trough for indirect lighting is being installed at the bottom of the beam.

During: Indirect lighting is tested. It works, just as designed!

During: Indirect lighting is tested. It works, just as designed!

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired living room: This view is looking northwest. Windows on the north, east, and south provide balanced daylighting. Non-structural columns are subwoofers.

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired living room, looking to the northwest, with the dining room, kitchen, and hallway in the background. The room has windows on the north, east, and south provide balanced daylighting. Non-structural columns house subwoofers, and custom three-stepped troughs provide dimmable indirect lighting.

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Living Room with dimmable indirect lighting that fills the room after sunset.

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired living room with dimmable indirect LED lighting that  fills the room after sunset. Walls and ceiling are paneled with horizontal-grain rift oak, enhanced by custom-stained battens.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Living Room is everyone’s favorite in the new home, inspired by “Usonian” architecture developed in the late 1920s. The room has dimmable LED lighting in custom troughs and stepped sconces, and there are windows on three walls for balanced day-lighting. Rift-oak paneling with custom-stained battens were installed on the ceiling and walls. Non-structural columns with a horizontal brush-broom stucco texture add visual interest and house the subwoofers. The three-step moulding is repeated in other rooms of the home, although the living room trim is natural stained wood with a custom glaze. Cork flooring was installed on top of the concrete radiant floor. The see-through fireplace is a feature that Mr. Wright often used. This home won the HBA Best of the Best Award.

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