The Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice filled the interior with an abundance of custom millwork—and it’s still in pristine condition.
Clarke and Mona Yarbrough long admired the work of Frank Lloyd Wright—so when one of their closest friends introduced them to Fay Jones, who apprenticed under the master architect, they jumped at the opportunity to commission a home in Alabama.
“Fay was very selective about the sites for which he designed, and he was enchanted by the view,” says the couple’s daughter, Terri Lorant, who now co-owns the home with her father after her mother’s passing in 2016. “Ecor Rouge is the highest point on the coast from Maine to Mexico, and it has a rich history.”
The couple built their first home in Mobile—a city known for its antebellum architecture—and Mona filled it with Saarinen pieces. Her penchant for design also jump-started the process for their next dwelling.
The property originally held a two-story, board-and-batten summer home built by the previous owners, the Heckert family. They had rejected multiple offers to purchase the house, but when Mona expressed her adoration of the space—she said there was “nothing she didn’t love”—they knew they’d found their buyer.
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