Peek Into a Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Home

Learn how a couple from Chicago, Jason Loper (left) and Michael Schreiber, explored and restored the legacy of their architecturally significant home in northeast Iowa.

What is it like to live in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? Find out in the award-winning book authored by the current residents who are committed to celebrating the storied history of the Meier House in Monona.

In “This American House: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Meier House and the American System-Built Homes,”
 Jason Loper and Michael Schreiber shed light on the home’s unique place within Wright’s oeuvre and Iowa architectural history and their efforts to steward this early 20th-century Prairie-style gem into the 21st century.

The Delbert W. and Grace B. Meier House is one of the few existing examples of Frank Lloyd Wrights’ American System-Built Homes project of the 1910s. The book highlights a long-overlooked early effort by Wright to provide affordable but architecturally distinctive housing to middle-class homeowners. Published by Pomegranate in July 2021, “This American House” recently took home a Silver Design Award for Historical/Biographical Books in the PubWest Book Design Awards.

Read more about the book and take a virtual tour of the house here.

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