2010 Recipient of the WRIGHT SPIRIT AWARD from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

When the Owners purchased the Richardson House they visited several Usonian houses while attending FLLW Conservancy Conferences and began to appreciate the benefits of restoring the abandoned original radiant heating system, including the removal of electric radiant panels (white) throughout the house.  Initially, a temporary pipe repair to the system extended its life for almost ten years. After careful research and development of a strategic plan, a project methodology and approach was established.   Warmth on the feet, can’t be beat.

The following photographs document the reconstruction progress from pre-construction conditions, temporary removal of built-in cabinetry, building protection, demolition, installation of plumbing and radiant heat systems, and pouring and finishing of the concrete mat with the hexagonal unit grid in-kind.

   Concrete Mat & Radiant Heat Replacement