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by Craig
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:10 pm
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Topic: a Lloyd Wright Home for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: a Lloyd Wright Home for sale

Are toilet curtains a new thing? Not digging that 2006 Home Depot kitchen too much either.
by Craig
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:25 pm
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Topic: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

I'm confused. I thought it was the other way around. This set by Noritake shows the coffee cup with the red circle overlapping the brim which was reportedly designed that way by Wright to hide women's lipstick marks. The colors are more muted and the design seems much more refined to me. Since Norit...
by Craig
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:26 pm
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Topic: Lykes House
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Lykes House

I keep trying but I simply cannot like this house.
by Craig
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:24 pm
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Topic: For lease: Richard Neutra's Lew House
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: For lease: Richard Neutra's Lew House

I believe the drapes were a feature of the original intent that the carport be usable as an outdoor entertainment "room." I too saw the house before it was questionably restored. The original finishes were so much nicer. The firm Marmol Radziner usually does such sensitive work. I wonder if client d...
by Craig
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:20 pm
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Topic: Berndtson's Fineman house "Before and After"
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Berndtson's Fineman house "Before and After"

Simply hideous. Basin sinks! White subway tile! Added molding! Rolling barn doors! Grey interiors!What trendy and not-so-trendy-anymore
cliché haven't they hit?
by Craig
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:21 pm
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Topic: Home by "student of Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Home by "student of Frank Lloyd Wright"

Hmm. Does anyone keep of list of the students who failed?
by Craig
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:00 am
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Topic: Little-known (to SDR) Albert Frey restored
Replies: 14
Views: 3168

Re: Little-known Albert Frey restored

Wow, we are learning more about newly discovered modern buildings everyday!
by Craig
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:02 am
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Topic: Little-known (to SDR) Albert Frey restored
Replies: 14
Views: 3168

Re: Little-known Albert Frey restored

SDR, You have a great deal of architectural knowledge. But using your criteria if I personally am not aware of something, can I call it "little-known?" Palm Springs is a town which celebrates all things modern. This house is on a hill on the main drag and quite visible to anyone driving by. The name...
by Craig
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:07 am
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Topic: Little-known (to SDR) Albert Frey restored
Replies: 14
Views: 3168

Funny how they keep calling this house "little known." It's up on a hill completely visible from the road below and is in both the books on Frey. Other than that, nobody knew there was a house up there!
by Craig
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:52 am
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Topic: new book: MIDWEST ARCHITECTURE JOURNEYS
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

I'm originally from Buffalo, New York which is more akin to the Midwest than to the eastern part of the state or New York City metro area. I think being the eastern most of the Great Lakes cities is historically responsible.
by Craig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:31 am
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Topic: The Architectural Drawings of R.M. Schindler :: 4 Volume Set
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Good luck! I managed to assemble a set back when the books were published. They are nearly impossible to find now and when you do the prices are through the roof. I'm planning on keeping mine for the time being.
by Craig
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:22 pm
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Topic: Article: Darwin Martin House completes $52M renovations
Replies: 51
Views: 12558

Perhaps they mean individual window designs? I'm wondering if in both the Imperial Hotel and Midway Gardens (while larger and thus having more windows), Wright may have used the same design on multiple windows? Experts?
by Craig
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:15 pm
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Topic: anyone know what is going on at case study house 21?
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Apparently it's being "restored" due to issues with the foundation. This sentence makes me wonder why they were ripping up the floor slab in the first place: Haddaway said that when contractors lifted up the concrete slab over the living room floor, they found an 18-inch gap between the ground and w...
by Craig
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 pm
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Topic: Article: Price Tower may offer HUD affordable housing
Replies: 22
Views: 5817

My thoughts too Jeff. If the hotel concept is not working, perhaps the building could go condo, although I shudder at what the maintenance fees might be. Are there not enough people or creative businesses in the area to actually make the thing work as it was intended? Apparently not. It just blows m...