See the extremely large house pictured above? According to a recent article from the online Des Moines Register, the owners were going for a "Prairie-Contemporary" look when designing it with their architect. Well, if "Prairie-Contemporary" means "McMansion with some broad eaves," then mission accomplished.
The principles of the Prairie School of architecture can and should be readily integrated in our modern world--this is what PrairieMod is all about. Putting some hipped roofs, 114 windows and a stone fireplace in a home the size of a warehouse may make it Contemporary, but it's far from reflecting the ideals of the Prairie School.
I'll let you read the article and draw your own conclusions about it. Feel free to let us know what you think.
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