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by toddlevin
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:22 pm
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Topic: For your consideration....
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: For your consideration....

Well, that *DOES* it! I'm immediately adding a night club AND a bowling alley addition to my FLLW usonian house (in an appropriately sensitive manner, of course, following the hexagonal motif of the design).
by toddlevin
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 pm
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Topic: finding original furniture & original plan set for the charles l. manson house, wausau wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 1891

Re: finding original furniture & original plan set for the charles l. manson house, wausau wisconsin

Apologies, it was too long ago, so documentation is long gone. There were one or two other pieces of furniture by FLLW from the Manson House in that 1990's Sotheby's Day Sale, but nothing significant... T
by toddlevin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:51 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 1665
Views: 406858

Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

My god - when I went to zillow, and looked at the price history for this house, I almost vomited from vertigo - on the market for seven years straight with over 30 price changes (up *and* down) and almost 10 different realtors!
by toddlevin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:41 pm
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Topic: finding original furniture & original plan set for the charles l. manson house, wausau wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 1891

Re: finding original furniture & original plan set for the charles l. manson house, wausau wisconsin

I owned a pair of chairs from the Manson House similar to the Rago example shown by others here that I purchased from Sothebys around 1995 - I believe I paid $4125 for the pair at the time. They were in rough shape and after conferring with the FLWBC I found a conservator who stripped and reassemble...
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: 3226

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: 4773

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: 4773

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: 4773

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: 4773

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: 4773

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: 4773

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: 4773

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/