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by Roderick Grant
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:46 pm
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Topic: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR

One detail I like about this house is the "almost" monitored roof. It would have been so easy to eliminate that whim, but it adds just a bit to the Jones magic.
by Roderick Grant
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:43 pm
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

Jay, it is true that outwaiting COVID-19 may save lives, but it isn't the only thing that can kill in this situation. Poverty kills as well, perhaps more so and for a longer period of time. Allowing the economy to tank is not even an option. It is highly likely there will not be any cure, and the vi...
by Roderick Grant
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:00 pm
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Topic: Growing Up Wright
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Growing Up Wright

Initially the book will be sold on the website, then through Amazon. Maltby is considering a code that will allow WC users to get a discount.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:23 pm
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Topic: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: For sale: E. Fay Jones house in Fort Smith, AR

At $725K for 4224 sf ($172/sf) on 2.75 acres in a great neighborhood, this is a steal!

Only 2 things I question:
The walls look like the fake wood popular in the 50s and 60s.
The narrow strips of wood in the ceilings look like spider webs.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:30 am
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Topic: Growing Up Wright
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Views: 42

Growing Up Wright

The new book chronicling the history of the Lovness commission is coming close to publication. Gordon Maltby sent me a proof of the 288-page book, and I believe everyone will be interested in buying it. I haven't had time to read the text yet, but a quick scan shows there is a lot of information abo...
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:15 am
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Topic: Houses with Desert Masonry
Replies: 87
Views: 69521

Re: Houses with Desert Masonry

Gravity would be the consideration with desert stone veneer. If you build a CMU wall with attached concrete/stone veneer, the connection to keep the thin veneer from toppling would have to be significant. But then, that's obvious. From an aesthetic point of view, anything goes. If a run of wall woul...
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:45 am
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020

The article does say that the Foundation still owns the Wisc. estate. What would make the trek back and forth strange is that the principal reason for the members of the Foundation to inhabit either site has always been the relationship between the Foundation and the School. With the School moved ou...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:53 pm
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Topic: Article: New kitchen in Purcell, Feick, and Elmslie's Powers House
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Article: New kitchen in Purcell, Feick, and Elmslie's Powers House

I first saw this house in 1984, The house was in mint condition, though I don't recall the exact nature of the kitchen. The redone kitchen looks good. The only thing I would suggest for the entire house is that they research the original color of the exterior stucco, which is now white, which it wou...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:15 pm
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Topic: Master Architects of Southern California (series)
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Master Architects of Southern California (series)

They should add Gordon B. Kaufmann to the list. They may all be darlings of Architectural Digest (or Architectural Disgust, as one nabob called them), but they were influential and deserve notice.
by Roderick Grant
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:08 pm
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

"Chinese," "Spanish," "Ebola." they are all place names identifying origin, correctly or not. Corona DID begin in China; Spanish Flu did NOT originate in Spain; Ebola is the river in DRC where the disease originated. They are just a handy identifiers. In the case of COVID-19, China played a signific...
by Roderick Grant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:02 pm
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Topic: Book: Wallace Neff
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Book: Wallace Neff

I didn't realize that Neff designed Pickfair. I would place that far down on the list of Neff's works I find interesting. He was a great architect of a certain type, and an obvious choice for the series, as is Roland Coate, Sr.
by Roderick Grant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:53 am
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Topic: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!
Replies: 57
Views: 20289

Re: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!

Tom, I had not noticed the wood risers. You are definitely correct: They are an addition. Not too bad, nicely integrated.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:59 pm
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Topic: Farnsworth House
Replies: 33
Views: 4141

Re: Farnsworth House

If you enlarge the photo, you will see it is not a woman at all, but a young girl. Assuming Mies' vertical scale is as fixed as his horizontals, the ceiling is probably 3 meters high, or over 9 feet.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:52 pm
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Topic: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!
Replies: 57
Views: 20289

Re: Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!

I cannot be sure, but I would bet that the lights on the steps into the living room are a recent addition.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:41 pm
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

If you receive a written request that includes a self-addressed envelope, politely decline with or without explanation. If you choose to accept the visit, state what behavior you insist upon in detail. If someone shows up unannounced, refuse entry. If inclined to answer the door, perhaps wear a mask...