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by Roderick Grant
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:23 pm
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Topic: Coda to Penwern Rehabilitation
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Coda to Penwern Rehabilitation

Looking good!
Mark, has the mural over the living room fireplace survived? Is/was it a painting or tile?
by Roderick Grant
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:17 pm
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Topic: Ruth Keith House
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Views: 3567

Re: Ruth Keith House

Same detailing as Pew, which apparently works.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:12 pm
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
Replies: 187
Views: 141778

Re: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island

Tom, undoubtedly you have the Monographs. Brewer is on page 99 of volume 8. It is a less agitated version of Chahroudi.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:01 pm
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Topic: Auction: Various FLW items
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Auction: Various FLW items

Where does this light come from at Coonley? Looks like Robie to me.

The Avery Coonley drawing is not of the House, but the original design for the Playhouse
by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:51 pm
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
Replies: 187
Views: 141778

Re: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island

Though not terminating in a prow, perhaps the cantilevered terrace for the Joseph Brewer Project (Taschen 326), a version of Chahroudi, would come closer to pleasing you, Juan? Also, the Chahroudi plan in Taschen 229 is slightly different from the one SDR has posted. Looks like something else is goi...
by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:27 pm
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Topic: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture

I agree, Juan. Yet even though Hickox is a more modest house than Willits, its design is also less advanced. Both are manifestations of the projects for Ladies Home Journal, two decidedly different designs.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:19 pm
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Topic: Details - John Pew Houses
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Re: Details - John Pew Houses

g-dorn, the addition of that second pier left of the pier in the plan at the far end of the living room, which does not appear in published plans (or your perspectives), along with the change from brick to stone, indicates that published plans are not necessarily accurate. The pier in the plan likel...
by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:12 pm
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Topic: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture
Replies: 14
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Re: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture

Because of the comparative designs, I would contend that Hickox must have preceded Willits, though not by much. Hickox is a "poor man's" DD Martin, while Willits is a "rich man's" Davenport. SDR, the laylight at the end of the Willits dining room is not a fixture, it is the laylight for a skylight i...
by Roderick Grant
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:02 pm
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Topic: Article: Parker Berry - Louis Sullivan apprentice
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Article: Parker Berry - Louis Sullivan apprentice

Berry's one remaining work, First State Bank, is located in the village of Manlius, Illinois, population 355, one of the countless farming communities that are drying up all over the Midwest. Wikipedia shows only the bank, with its plaque. Google Maps confirms the bank is the only thing worth mentio...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:26 pm
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Topic: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House

The 6 long rectangles are narrow strips of wood which are barely proud of the flat, north 2/3 of the ceiling, extending out into the vaulted ceiling in a manner similar to the fixtures at Robie. Each of the 12 lights is enclosed in a square, with the globe a hemisphere, not a sphere. As the plan sho...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:57 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by apprentice Sanford Goldman - St. Pete Beach, FL
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Views: 38

Re: For sale: Home by apprentice Sanford Goldman - St. Pete Beach, FL

A very handsome house. It would be easier to understand the interior volumes if drawings were available.
by Roderick Grant
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:45 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

The Buffalo interiors are not bad at all, but, oy! the exterior jumble!!

The house in Western Springs needs more than trim tacked onto walls and ceilings to conjure up a FLW connection.