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      6 days ago by urban_plains Owning a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright can be a great gift, but also can have its quirks, such as the too-low chairs and built-in furniture. Read more by  @wmuckian  about families' ups and downs living in Wright's masterpieces. Link in bio.  #UrbanPlains 
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