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by jay
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:23 pm
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Topic: Armstrong House for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Armstrong House for sale

Does anyone know if this home originally had radiant heating? Did the system fail and was replaced by baseboard? I assume unheated concrete is unpleasant in the Northern winters, perhaps the reason for the wall to wall carpeting? The baseboard heat makes for some awkwardness at the 'window wall': ph...
by jay
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:04 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by David Henken - Mount Pleasant, NY
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: For sale: Home by David Henken - Mount Pleasant, NY

Yes, here's the listing.
https://www.redfin.com/NY/Thornwood/101 ... e/20097834
Doing a satellite view of the property is interesting.
by jay
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:08 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by David Henken - Mount Pleasant, NY
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: For sale: Home by David Henken - Mount Pleasant, NY

I'm guessing this was originally a tight little house, 3BD and 1.5BR, that got an addition put on which blew out its proportions...? The office and Master suite shown on the floor plan at the end of the video seem highly inconsistent with the rest of the home, and in the absence of those office and ...
by jay
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:27 am
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Topic: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?
Replies: 16
Views: 407

Re: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?

I'm curious as to what would happen if an old radiant system, which say had 1 inch steel pipes, was drained and had 3/4 inch PEX tubing snaked through (inside of the old pipes)? Would the heat transfer be insufficient in such a scenario? Has anyone tried this? Are there issues I'm not thinking of?
by jay
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:34 pm
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Topic: Article: "Want to Flee the City for Suburbia? Think Again"
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Article: "Want to Flee the City for Suburbia? Think Again"

The last paragraph of the piece: Ultimately, the garden city future is a false Utopia. The answer to our current problems isn’t to run away from the metropolis. Rather, we need to build better social support systems for people in cities so that urban life becomes healthier, safer and more sustainabl...
by jay
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:21 pm
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Topic: Hardy House windows
Replies: 36
Views: 1733

Re: Hardy House windows

Isn't there a distinction to be made between a "judgment"of personal character and a judgment pertaining to an action? "Sad that Gene didn't do 'the Wright thing'" is hardly a character attack. It is a criticism towards an action taken. That this criticism-of-an-action was conflated into a personal ...
by jay
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:56 pm
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Topic: Hardy House windows
Replies: 36
Views: 1733

Re: Hardy House windows

I am feeling a little uneasy with posting this information, especially since so much work was done to restore this incredible home, but I do feel its important to re-emphasize what, exactly, restoring a wright house, or any historic home, means.
This seems to me the definition of civil discourse.
by jay
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 pm
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Topic: "Windswept" / Studio for Franklin Watkins
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: "Windswept" / Studio for Franklin Watkins

Thanks for the great scans, SDR. The upper fireplace is something, huh? "You have your big fireplaces for emergencies." Is this a joke about the studio being 'windswept' away? And what was the roofing material to be? The private area is interesting in its combination of living/bedroom duties. Shame ...
by jay
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:19 pm
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Topic: "Windswept" / Studio for Franklin Watkins
Replies: 9
Views: 564

"Windswept" / Studio for Franklin Watkins

Have we discussed "Windswept" on these boards before? A very intriguing design ––– a Wright beach house! ––– that I'd love to know more about. https://visionsofwright.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/windswept-house-1940/ The lo-res images on the link above doesn't allow for a detailed viewing of the plan.
by jay
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:22 pm
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Topic: Sullivan's Decline?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Sullivan's Decline?

If you've got Amazon, you can watch the Sullivan documentary for free:
https://www.amazon.com/Louis-Sullivan-S ... deo&sr=1-2
by jay
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:55 pm
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Topic: For sale: Marcel Breuer house - Croton-on-hudson, NY
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: For sale: Marcel Breuer house - Croton-on-hudson, NY

Wow, that might be the best site on the east coast.