Our homes serve to identify us, embrace us, and nurture those fundamental values that give meaning and inspiration to our lives. A home, at its best, can be a spiritual sanctuary where we find comfort and renewal, a place apart from the vicissitudes of an adversarial civilization. Many have found that the ideal is to surround ourselves with a bit of Nature's perfection. The gardens of European royalty, Thoreau's humble Walden Pond, the contemplative refuges of Zen Buddhists, and even the mythical perfection suggested by the Garden of Eden; all demonstrate history's conviction of Nature's sublime capacity to bestow bountiful gifts upon us. In our modern age none better appreciated these virtues than Frank Lloyd Wright who astonished an entire culture with the potential of architecture to bring us into harmony with Nature. It is from this noble heritage that I have found inspiration and direction. The following are samples of house architecture that carry that ideal forward to new frontiers.
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Ames Guyton has a Master's Degree from Columbia University and has over
thirty years experience as an architect, having worked for some
of America's most distinguished firms, including Marcel Breuer, one of the founders of modern architecture. He has toured Europe
many times and has spent six months in the Orient. He has photographed many of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings.