Hill and house, living together


“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything,” Frank Lloyd Wright famously advised. “It should be of the hill.” Few houses in Lawrence adhere to this Usonian principle better than Deb & Ray Rowden’s home at 1904 Meadowlark Lane in Lawrence, one of our top “Baker’s Dozen” houses. Designed in 1968 by Lawrence architect James Williams, AIA, and landscaped by KU’s first landscape architect, Alton Thomas, the house fulfills the rest of Wright’s decree: “Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.” Come see what this marriage of hill and house has wrought on Sunday, June 29th from 3:00 – 5:00. You won’t be disappointed!

Getting there: From Iowa Street, turn west on Clinton Parkway, right on Lawrence Ave., drive up Marvonne Road and turn right on Meadowlark Lane. Parking will be challenging so please carpool and or park on Marvonne. It is a pleasant short walk up the hill. You will see the Lawrence Modern signs.

We look forward to sharing this special home, the people who designed it, and those who are now the stewards.

Please bring a small treat to share with modern friends.

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