Monday, October 5, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright's Broad Margin House Greenville, SC

This house was designed in 1951 and completed in 1954. It was built for two sisters who happen to be my friend Michael Watson's second cousins. Michael told me when he visited as a child the 1700 s.f. house seemed huge; it was a different story when he visited again as an adult.

The man in the photograph below was the original contractor for the house. We also were able to view the original drawings for the project....there were only 8 sheets and that included all the furniture drawings. The original dining table and chairs were sold by a pervious owner. These were made from the original drawings by Michael McDunn of Greenville. The contractor said that these were nicer than the original ones.


Liene said...

We live just around the corner from Broad Margin, I only recently learned it was even there! Originally from the Oak Park IL neighborhood, I've been a FLW fan since I was a teenager. I would love to tour the house - how did you manage, I've been waiting for a tour for a few years now and nothing... Thanks for any help, Liene @ LLucane at yahoo dot com

Jane said...

We were there at a special opening for an American Institute of Architects regional meeting. You might check with AIA Greenville to see if it will be open anytime soon.