Photos courtesy of the Laurent House

There was a time more than six decades ago when an egomaniacal architect dreamed big, lived even bigger and kept as his constant companion sketch pads, scribbled notes and wine-soaked napkins that held his creative visions for prairie-style feng shui.

There was a time more than six decades ago when an egomaniacal architect dreamed big, lived even bigger and kept as his constant companion sketch pads, scribbled notes and wine-soaked napk