World renowned architect Louis Sullivan and his friends the Charnley’s “discovered” peaceful Ocean Springs, Mississippi in 1890. They purchased adjacent beachfront property to build vacation homes where they could escape the pressures of Chicago life. At that time, Frank Lloyd Wright was a young draftsman in Sullivan's firm. Both architects claimed credit for the design of the home, which was rebuilt after a destructive fire in 1897 and then nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Albert & Associates Architects, working closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and a vast team of historians, architectural conservationists, and master builders, restored the home to its original state. Restoration was completed in August of 2013, exactly eight years after the horrific storm made landfall.