Perhaps you didnt always love vinyl siding. Maybe you once thought having a house that looked differently from your neighbors wasnt a bad thing. You can see the good-design light at the end of the oddly named subdivision street, cant you? If so, theres still hope. Just get to the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org) immediately. Here, you will learn about homes that are unique; you will discover houses that are beautiful. And beautifully designed to boot! In the museums auditorium, Washington University professor and architect Robert McCarter gives a free talk on the topic of The Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright at 7 p.m. During the lecture he will cover several structures and styles, including the angular Frank Lloyd Wright house in Ebsworth Park in Kirkwood, which is cosponsoring the event. By the time the talk has concluded, you will have (hopefully) snapped out of your cookie-cutter suburban-housing nightmare, and youll want to purchase McCarters book, Frank Lloyd Wright, and have him sign it.
Thu., April 3, 2008