LEARN ABOUT THIS UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL TREASURE AND HOW YOU CAN HELP TO PRESERVE IT.

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Ted & Bette Pappas

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Ted Pappas & Bette Koprivica were married in 1947.  They had four children, son Ted Jr, daughter Candace, and twin daughters Cynthia and Charisse.  

Family Room with FLW furnature

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In July of 1954 they wrote a letter to Frank Lloyd Wright asking him to design a home for them and enclosed a retainer of $300.  Ted & Bette indicated to Frank Lloyd Wright that they could spend around two to three thousand dollars for a lot of three-fourths of an acre, and then nineteen to twenty thousand dollars for a home of either six or seven rooms.

"No Passing Fancy" A Pictorial History

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Mrs. Bette Pappas wrote a book that  details the history of how they convinced Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for them and how they were able to build it themselves.  A full copy of this book can be accessed on the Publications page of this website.  A copyright release has been obtained from the Pappas family heirs.  The pictures shown on this website were taken from a number of sources. 

Bedroom with built in furnature

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The 2,310 square foot house includes a family room with a terrace, a large living room with an outdoor terrace, a kitchen/workspace, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility area, and a two car carport.  The  lot is 3.36 acres in size  and heavily wooded.