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A 12-year-old asked the world-renowned architect to design a house for his dog. Here's the answer he got

A 12-year-old asked the world-renowned architect to design a house for his dog.

Famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed iconic buildings like the Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania and the Guggenheim Museum in New York - and a house for the dog of a 12-year-old boy who sent him a letter.

A 12-year-old asked the world-renowned architect to design a house for his dog.

Jim Berger grew up in a house in San Anselmo, California, that his parents had commissioned Wright to design. In 1956, when Berger was 12 years old, he sent a letter to Wright asking him to design a house for his Labrador dog, Eddie. He offered to pay the architect. Wright designed the plans and mailed them to him a year later, free of charge.

A 12-year-old asked the world-renowned architect to design a house for his dog.

The triangular structure was designed in keeping with the main house and incorporated distinctive Wright details.

A 12-year-old asked the world-renowned architect to design a house for his dog.
Frank Lloyd Wright

When Jim Berger joined the Army in 1963, his father and brother Eric finally built the doghouse known as "Ed's House." Eddie refused to use it though, preferring to sleep in the warmth of the main house.

A 12-year-old asked the world-renowned architect to design a house for his dog.
Jim Berger and the house rebuilt in 2010

In 2010, Jim and Eric Berger rebuilt the doghouse from the original plans, for a documentary film about Wright.