Gallery: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic “La Miniatura” Millard House Hits ...

 
When the home was finally completed, critics were not kind to Wright, and the Millard house was met with laughter from Beaux Arts-trained architects who mocked Wright for using such a common building material with such expensive homes. Even The New York Times later ridiculed the architect for his concrete construction, writing: "It didn’t help that he was obsessed at the time with an untested and (supposedly) low-cost method of concrete-block construction. What kind of rich person, many wondered, would want to live in such a house? Aside from the free-spirited oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, with whom he fought constantly, his motley clients included a jewelry salesman, a rare-book dealing widow and a failed doctor."

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  1. Lee Merrick March 19, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I am going to buy this! First, to win the Powerball…

  2. Esma March 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I love everything about this house. Well, except the price tag, because I can’t afford it :)

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