King worries that despite his importance to our landscape, Guirey will remain unheralded as more of his already-rare home designs are leveled or reconfigured.
She's even more concerned about Guirey's own home on East Missouri. It goes up for sale next week, and King wonders what will happen to its beautiful, swooping wood beams and gorgeous built-ins if they end up in the hands of someone who may not care about its provenance or its distinctive model. The house is too new (and Guirey as yet still too unknown) for the house to have achieved any historic designation. And so, King says, it may join many of Guirey's other homes as a pile of rubble.
courtesy of Modern Phoenix
To know it was to love it: Guirey's building doesn't look like this anymore.
Rob Vallee; courtesy of Modern Phoenix
The Fred Guirey residence, still pristine, goes up for sale this week.