Real Estate Articles
Life Inside a Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed American System Built Home
The views, information, or opinions expressed in these blog posts are solely those of the author's and do not necessarily represent those of Harvard Magazine, Harvard University and/or its employees. These blog posts do not appear in Harvard Magazine's print edition nor are considered Harvard Magazine editorial content.
Driven by an urge to downsize, the writer Nicholas D. Hayes and his wife, Angela, snapped up a 960-square-foot Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American-System Built Home in Shorewood, WI.
In 2016, he and his family moved into the two-bedroom, one-bathroom home just north of Milwaukee. Built in 1917, the home’s small footprint was what lured them in. But Hayes was captivated when he learned that the home—known as the Elizabeth Murphy House—was designed by a star architect.