Frank Lloyd Wright and the doghouse

This is the house, the doghouse, that Frank Lloyd Wright designed on commission from 12-year-old Jim Berger in 1952.

Wright had designed the Berger family home for Jim’s father and Jim wanted a house for his dog Eddie that would “go with” the main house.

Lo and behold Wright replied and designed this four-square-foot home for Eddie meant to be built with mahogany and cedar scrap lumber.

Jim didn’t get to build the home.  He enlisted in the military, but his father and brother completed Eddie’s home.

Read the full story and see the floor plan at Architects + Artisans.

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