Frank Lloyd Wright was, perhaps, America’s premiere architect and designer. His designs reflected his personal philosophy of organic architecture, wherein structures should exist in harmony with humanity and its environment. This home was built in 1960. Mother Nature had really taken its toll on the home’s exterior after 55 years . The original tongue and grooved redwood had finally reached the end of its life. In addition, it had suffered considerable structural damage due to several roof leaks that were never discovered by the owners. This home sits atop a beautiful mountain in Northern Arkansas overlooking Lake Norfork and is used as a weekend and summer home. Very few companies have the skill and technology worthy of entrusting a treasure, such as this, to their care. While Sideco took great pride in having been selected to restore this home, we also felt a great responsibility to the home, its owners and the legacy of its designer.
Sideco repaired all the structural damage and greatly enhanced the moisture management systems on this home. We then installed James Hardie vertical fiber cement siding with a board batt design doing our best to mimic the original architecture.
We also replaced the original windows with Marvin fiberglass units. We turned the existing screened in porch on the back on the home into a magnificent sunroom for year-round enjoyment, overlooking beautiful Lake Norfolk by building window walls around the perimeter with Marvin windows and doors. Once the sunroom was complete we built a deck off the new sunroom using Timber Tech decking and cable railing.