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by outside in
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:55 am
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Topic: Bill Boyd and the Keland House
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Bill Boyd and the Keland House

I think the term "Usonian" has been misapplied in many circumstances. The Keland House, and even Wingspread, for that matter, don't really fit the definition used by Wright. I believe the term should be applied to homes built by Wright that were modest in size, and not overly expensive. The prosperi...
by outside in
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:11 am
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Topic: Bill Boyd and the Keland House
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Bill Boyd and the Keland House

Hello, the middle workspace plan is probably the closest, except for the "storage" immediately above the title "workspace" - the as-built rendition has an enormous sub-zero double refrigerator facing the peninsula, which is back to back with the bar on the other side.
by outside in
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:48 am
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Topic: Bill Boyd and the Keland House
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Bill Boyd and the Keland House

I'm afraid none of the plans depict the current state of the Keland House. I believe Jack Howe and TAA designed additions and numerous alterations to the original house in 1961. The carport was converted to a bedroom, an additional bedroom was added to the west of the playroom, and the four original...
by outside in
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:27 am
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Topic: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

pulling the ridge of the gable inwards allows more light to enter the house at the top of the window wall - its really very effective! I'm not aware of any other house that incorporates this feature.
by outside in
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:27 am
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 1663
Views: 406329

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

Aaron Green destroyed - when I first heard that Wright referred to this profession as "interior desecrators" I thought it was a little harsh, but I'm beginning to understand over time.....
by outside in
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:58 am
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Topic: Documentary: "An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House"
Replies: 27
Views: 1679

Re: Documentary: "An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House"

I"m a little disappointed by the description of the siting of the Hickox House. If one were to visit the site, it is very clear that the axis of the three connected rooms (dining, living room and study) were placed to align with the centerline of the street directly to the east. oops.
by outside in
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:01 pm
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Topic: Charnley and Winslow Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Charnley and Winslow Houses

Well, I sure regret bringing this up now! Take care Roderick- I guess we have differing opinions, and we truly are beating a very dead horse.
by outside in
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:06 am
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Topic: Charnley and Winslow Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Charnley and Winslow Houses

In response to Roderick's comments, I have the following: To say that the development of projects such as Charnley in most architectural practices is different from the norm, both historically and today, is quite speculative in its own right. Elmslie once wrote : Charnley was a good friend of Sulliv...
by outside in
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:32 pm
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Topic: Charnley and Winslow Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Charnley and Winslow Houses

at the risk of starting a BIG discussion about Charnley, I believe its commonly accepted that the basic design of the house came from Sullivan. In most architectural firms, the principal (and the person responsible for bringing the job into the office) establishes the basic design parameters, and th...
by outside in
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:31 am
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 1663
Views: 406329

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

I've been in the house on Asbury - well before all the "improvements". The owner at that time made the claim about Wright as well, but I believe that George Maher was responsible for the various additions and rehab in 1902.
by outside in
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:54 am
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 1663
Views: 406329

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

Hans Geyer was a very talented architect from Racine - and accomplished many homes in a somewhat Usonian/international style. Never worked with Wright. This home was owned by Ray Farley, one of the only non-Johnson family members to head up Johnson Wax. We found him to be a wonderful, thoughtful cli...
by outside in
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:57 am
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Topic: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

Re: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?

the technique of sending a mouse with an attached wire through the 1-1/2" piping is feasible only if the pipes have radiused corners, which many of them do. It was first successfully used in refrigeration warehouses in california, and would certainly work on radiant heating systems as well. The insi...
by outside in
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:53 am
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Topic: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

Re: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?

radiant heating systems are wonderful when they work, disasters when they don't. The heating systems that many owners love to hate. Ultimately they are destined to fail - oxidation in piping, be it steel, wrought iron or copper will eventually cause leaks and require repair and/or replacement. There...
by outside in
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:22 pm
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Topic: need a roofing contractor, Chicago area
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: need a roofing contractor, Chicago area

I wondered about that too roderick. Some kind of transition is needed at the second floor because the top plate is slightly lower than the ceiling rafters, so curved, or angled, it would have been necessary. I don't understand the curved ceiling/wall at the first floor, however, since there is no ne...
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:45 am
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Topic: need a roofing contractor, Chicago area
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: need a roofing contractor, Chicago area

my point being that demo and carpentry work will be needed before the roofing contractor can do his thing. I"ve had good results from A.B. Edwards roofing co.