Ted Pappas & Bette Koprivica were married in 1947. They had four children, son Ted Jr, daughter Candace, and twin daughters Cynthia and Charisse.
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.
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 purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Kraus House in Ebsworth Park. A copyright release has been obtained from the Pappas family heirs. The pictures shown on this website were taken from a number of sources.
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.