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The Colors of Wright: Paint Analysis at the Robert G. Emmond House

By Lesley M. Gilmore, AIA

Photo by Leslie Schwartz

When John and Kathleen Leigh purchased the Robert G. Emmond House in La Grange, Illinois, in 1994, they did not envision the colorful transformation that would unfold. A kitchen remodeling in the late 1990s grew into a full-blown restoration, complete with replication of original finishes. Theirs is a story of discovery and dedication to the commitment and vision of detail-oriented owners as well as one that sheds light on Frank…

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