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by toddlevin
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:07 pm
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Topic: For sale: John Lautner Residence - Silver Lake, CA
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: For sale: John Lautner Residence - Silver Lake, CA

My Instagram friend just bought this Lautner House. He's quite chuffed, as he should be! He said that the original plans of the house along with hand drawn sketches came with sale, including original plans for an additional 1800 sq ft addition - to his mind, the house is in pretty good shape, and th...
by toddlevin
Tue May 05, 2020 9:29 am
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

Hi SDR: The ceilings throughout the rest of the house are 'flat', but with canted boards, so there's a lot of 'edge action' to articulate the horizontal plane of the ceiling - and because of the hexagonal geometry of the house, the ceiling boards spread out across their horizontal plane in what look...
by toddlevin
Mon May 04, 2020 6:53 pm
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

Hi SDR: I don't know if I can describe this accurately, but here goes - the ceiling boards are not canted, they are horizontal. Therefore, the ceiling descends from the outer three edges of the space's perimeters to the space's center point. This descent from edges to center is caused by the additiv...
by toddlevin
Mon May 04, 2020 12:02 pm
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

Hi Roderick: The inverted pyramidal trussed ceiling is indeed a graceful marvel of both sophisticated engineering and elegant aesthetics, and I also believe it is unique in any Usonian house FLLW designed (and perhaps in any ceiling design in his entire oeuvre). I can't find a reflected ceiling plan...
by toddlevin
Fri May 01, 2020 4:56 pm
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

SDR: Regarding Phillip Johnson's assertion that in terms of architecture "...it is entirely a matter of 'progression' through the structure..." I think there is definitely a certain truth to that, and certainly one FLLW clearly hewed towards - why else would FLLW repeatedly enclose/hide/diminish ent...
by toddlevin
Fri May 01, 2020 12:42 am
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

To SDR: Regarding your comment - "... 'doesn't have a single right angle anywhere.' I don't see that as an especially winning attribute, though the speaker no doubt has the best of intentions. For one thing, the statement can't be true---unless the quote includes the words 'in plan,' meaning 'as see...
by toddlevin
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:25 am
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

Hi Tom: If you search in the discussion posts under 'Richardson' there are earlier threads on the home, and within those threads I believe there are drawings attached to some of the responses as the house is discussed... Very best, Todd
by toddlevin
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:15 pm
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

David: I don't know how to directly attach a jpg image here (if anyone does know, please advise as to how to do so for my future reference) but here are a few links (hope they work...). Best, Todd

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6f5lOVFHJX/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_ceppDlKK8/
by toddlevin
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:51 am
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Topic: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 1704

Re: Video: Lighting at the Laurent House - Rockford, IL

I purchased The Stuart Richardson House last August, which is completely built on the rarer FLLW hexagonal motif with only 60/120 angles throughout the house. I had wanted a pair of tall floor lamps for the main living area, and was keen to purchase Taliesin tree lamps - but I was only able to see t...
by toddlevin
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:02 pm
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Topic: Video: Home by Gerry Jones - Carefree, AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Video: Home by Gerry Jones - Carefree, AZ

Gee.... only 479 days on the market thus far. With no price cut. Good luck with that...
by toddlevin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:49 pm
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Topic: *SOLD* - JAMES CHRISTIE HOUSE IN NJ?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: *SOLD* - JAMES CHRISTIE HOUSE IN NJ?!?

Hi all: First things first - mystery solved - I can confirm the final sales price was $1,350,000. Secondly - to DRN - thank you. I respectfully partially disagree - I viewed the house last year. The concrete floors throughout (except the master bedroom) require serious conservation (possible complet...
by toddlevin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:25 pm
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Topic: *SOLD* - JAMES CHRISTIE HOUSE IN NJ?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

*SOLD* - JAMES CHRISTIE HOUSE IN NJ?!?

Hi all: I just noticed on "Wright On The Market" that the James B. Christie House in Bernardsville, NJ is now listed as 'sold' as of 2/20/20? I know this house had been on the market for a number of years and suffered the death of a thousand price cuts, after the most recent owner (over-)paid $1.7MM...
by toddlevin
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:07 pm
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Topic: Wright's Piano Playing
Replies: 4
Views: 444

There is indeed an actual recording of FLLW performing on the piano. Recorded on the Columbia label ‎(XTV 18345-18350) in 1952, a three LP set called "Frank Lloyd Wright Talks To And With The Taliesin Fellowship" - the second side of the first LP is titled 'Fllw Improvises On The Piano'. I've ...
by toddlevin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:52 pm
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 4103

"We would like to emphasize our support for the students during this difficult transition..." = thank god we don't have to financially support that money losing endeavor anymore "...and assure that Taliesin and Taliesin West remain open for tours, events, K-12 education programs and camps, live perf...