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by Oak Park Jogger
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:49 pm
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Topic: Millard House now sold in three days
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Millard House for sale

I checked the realtor's website and the house is listed as "Contingent." Fast sale???? The house looks lovely!!!!!!! It's had some TLC!
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:32 am
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Topic: For sale: John Van Bergen house in Maywood, IL
Replies: 16
Views: 2352

Re: For sale: John Van Bergen house in Maywood, IL

I hope this house appears on a housework again in the future. It was open many years ago--maybe on the Home and Studio housework a long ago May. The proportions of the house "felt" great inside, though my recollection is that it was what a realtor friend would call "an every surface house," as every...
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:46 am
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Topic: eBay: 1912 House Beautiful magazine w/ FLW
Replies: 31
Views: 3544

My recollection of a segment of surviving mural in the dining room is drawn from seeing the house on the FLW Housewalk a few years ago.
by Oak Park Jogger
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:06 am
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Topic: eBay: FLW-signed letters
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Does anyone know anything about the charity event at which these two letters were auctioned off? Or supposedly auctioned off?? An event like that should stick in someone's memory---
by Oak Park Jogger
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:59 am
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Topic: eBay: 1912 House Beautiful magazine w/ FLW
Replies: 31
Views: 3544

The dining room mural must have been in place at some point, because a small section of it has been uncovered in the NW corner of the dining room. There must be a picture somewhere!
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:11 pm
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Topic: eBay: 1912 House Beautiful magazine w/ FLW
Replies: 31
Views: 3544

I don't recall that any of the Oak Park or River Forest houses have a sliding light fixture.
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:15 pm
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Topic: eBay: 1912 House Beautiful magazine w/ FLW
Replies: 31
Views: 3544

As I recall from visiting the Beachy house on the FLW Housewalk in May (a bunch of times!!) the sections of the light fixture were meant to slide back and forth along the rail to illuminate the main table or multiple tables that were pushed together. The dining room has two small tables and one larg...
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:56 am
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Topic: eBay: 1912 House Beautiful magazine w/ FLW
Replies: 31
Views: 3544

The light fixture that Roderick Grant wonders about looks like the one in the Beachy house dining room.

The text on that page will scare the daylights out of you, as it is about "unusual" ways to light up a home. Acetylene gas and gasoline gas are discussed in some detail. Yikes!!!!!
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:35 am
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Topic: Kalil House, Manchester NH for sale
Replies: 31
Views: 5599

The pictures show a house that has been tended to in the last few years--maybe to prep it for sale. When I toured the house about 12 years ago it looked tired. Besides a lot of clutter which is now gone, every surface looked like it needed a good scrubbing, and the beautiful wood all needed to be re...
by Oak Park Jogger
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:42 am
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Topic: Prairie Style House in Oak Park--great prairie details!
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Prairie Style House in Oak Park--great prairie details!

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/131-S-Humphrey-Ave_Oak-Park_IL_60302_M83403-77666?view=qv I've jogged/walked/driven past this house in Oak Park for years, and always wondered what it looked like inside. Until recently it was almost hidden behind huge evergreens. The realtor's pictu...
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:14 pm
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Topic: Article: New visitor's center planned for Home & Studio
Replies: 125
Views: 20619

As a long time Oak Park resident and a big FLW fan, my first impression of the proposed visitor center was "Great! Build it!" But after reflection, one of the really fascinating things about the Home and Studio (and the other Wright houses in Oak Park and River Forest) is the amazing contrast with t...
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:05 am
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Topic: For sale: FLW Jr.'s Novarro House - Los Angeles, CA
Replies: 33
Views: 7691

We hunted up the Navarro house last week when we were in LA. It's impressive! The actual front of the house is reached by driving past the entrance gate, making a hairpin turn to the right and descending the hill. For those of us from the flat midwest, where streets are laid out in a grid, the drive...
by Oak Park Jogger
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:43 am
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Topic: George Blossom House Kenwood, Chicago 1892
Replies: 38
Views: 7802

About 45 years ago I lived just east of the Blossom House, and walked past it every day on my way to work. The garage apartment was occupied by students, and was a source of great curiosity. I really envied anyone who could live in that fascinating space, and wished it was me! A few years ago the Bl...
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:35 am
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Topic: For sale: E.E. Roberts' Redmond House - Oak Park, IL
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

This is a spectacular home, always a HUGE hit when it's on the FLW Housewalk in Oak Park. And it's actually Redmond II, as the house to the north, between this home and FLW's home and studio, was also commissioned by Redmond for his family. It appears, from the records, that Redmond commissioned the...
by Oak Park Jogger
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:12 pm
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Topic: Usonian inspired house along Highway 1 north of Iowa City??
Replies: 21
Views: 5471

Usonian inspired house along Highway 1 north of Iowa City??

Years ago I saw a usonian inspired house along the east side of Highway 1 between Iowa City and Mt Vernon. I "drove" along the route on Google and didn't see anything that looked like this home that has suddenly popped back into my mind. Does anyone know anything about this house? It was down off th...