Joel Silver has saved something remarkable, and it is called Auldbrass.

With the aid of documents from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, the Avery Architectural Library of Columbia University, and other sources, and with the help of contractors and descendants of people who had worked and lived on the site, Silver aimed to not only restore Wright's vision but complete it.

Auldbrass is the Southern Plantation designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was allowed to fall into disrepair and it has now taken Hollywood producer Joel Silver 30 years to fully restore.

What I find interesting about Wright's project is that he didn't just build the house--he designed the furniture that went with it. Those pieces have been restored or replaced to specification as well. And Wright was motivated by one purpose--to design a plantation that would run counter to the architectural domination of previous designs and build something that did not command obedience or fear.

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