Paul Frank has been involved in woodworking and designing since the age of 12. He graduated from the S.I.U. School of Architecture in the early 80's, and soon began realizing his dream of creating and building a home in Southern Illinois. Paul purchased a former daffodil farm with an old barn on it that served as his original workshop and living quarters. After five years building furniture, he had a good sense of the land and finalized the design for his home. During this time, Paul planted 4500 trees as a way to return to the earth that which he would use in his craft. He spent many hours collecting the stone which would become an integral part of his home design. The original barn has evolved into a 3400 sq ft home and is now a retreat center aptly named Center For Lost Arts. It is a place of retreat, yoga, mindfulness and meditation as well as a center to learn hands-on skills and return to a simpler and more meaningful way of living and being.