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  Topic: Article: Getting high in FLW Jr's Sowden House
Roderick Grant

Replies: 17
Views: 885

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:57 pm   Subject: Article: Getting high in FLW Jr's Sowden House
Technically, Sowden doesn't have a basement. The south fa├žade facing the street is at the base of a steep hill upon which the bulk of the house is built. The main entrance is on the lower level below ...
  Topic: Pratt house is for sale
Roderick Grant

Replies: 19
Views: 391

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: Pratt house is for sale
No. All the Kalamazoo houses are custom-made UA block, except Meyer. Unlike Tracy, Tonkens, etc., none of these houses has block roofs.
  Topic: Carlton D. Wall House (SNOWFLAKE) - Plymouth, Michigan
Roderick Grant

Replies: 8
Views: 111

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:37 pm   Subject: Carlton D. Wall House (SNOWFLAKE) - Plymouth, Michigan
There isn't a lot written about it. Go to Google Maps and look up:

12305 Beck Road
Plymouth, MI

...and you will see that there are two major additions, seemingly done in the same style, one to ...
  Topic: Pratt house is for sale
Roderick Grant

Replies: 19
Views: 391

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:54 am   Subject: Pratt house is for sale
SDR, the Futagawa photo shows the original construction, as shown in Storrer, with the trellis at the back end of the carport/studio where now there is the oddly terminated trim. However, the trellis ...
  Topic: Pratt house is for sale
Roderick Grant

Replies: 19
Views: 391

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 pm   Subject: Pratt house is for sale
One thing I dislike about both Pratt and Meyer is the white of the exterior.
  Topic: Pratt house is for sale
Roderick Grant

Replies: 19
Views: 391

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:54 pm   Subject: Pratt house is for sale
Pratt, according to Storrer, had a trellis where the wood fascia abruptly terminates, which may be the as-built version, with the trellis removed. Mono and Taschen show various versions, suggesting th ...
  Topic: Video: Midway Gardens - w/ Spyros Papapetros
Roderick Grant

Replies: 11
Views: 199

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:59 pm   Subject: Video: Midway Gardens - w/ Spyros Papapetros
What a loss Midway was. Odd that the pattern for the cast concrete blocks seems to be much more sophisticated and interesting than any of the 4 textile blocks done a decade later.

I won't say anyth ...
  Topic: Video: Midway Gardens - w/ Spyros Papapetros
Roderick Grant

Replies: 11
Views: 199

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:24 pm   Subject: Video: Midway Gardens - w/ Spyros Papapetros
Using early b/w photographs, taken with a fisheye lens, and free-hand drawings by RMS, I drew the plans for the living room furniture reproductions.
  Topic: Boulter House
Roderick Grant

Replies: 18
Views: 469

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:15 pm   Subject: Boulter House
Matt, in addition to Brandes, Goetsch-Winkler and Storer have a casual approach to entrance. There is a door at Storer, second from left, that is indicated as the entrance, and opens inward, while th ...
  Topic: Video: Midway Gardens - w/ Spyros Papapetros
Roderick Grant

Replies: 11
Views: 199

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:03 pm   Subject: Video: Midway Gardens - w/ Spyros Papapetros
I have never seen the drawing of the Hollyhock furniture. It would have helped in my work on the living room couches, but apparently Taliesin kept it to themselves. For the overstuffed chair that is t ...
  Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
Roderick Grant

Replies: 53
Views: 825

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: Falling Water landscape drawings
Well, I watched it. Well worth the time. Silman did an excellent job of explaining everything clearly.

That college students all over the country responded as they did was one detail I hadn't heard ...
  Topic: What Wright thing haven't you done yet?
Roderick Grant

Replies: 57
Views: 4207

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:45 pm   Subject: What Wright thing haven't you done yet?
I don't know about the Lautner expansion, but Frank's has been published in Taschen #2, page 478. Lautner was in charge of overseeing construction in 1939 (which resulted in his moving to Hollywood pe ...
  Topic: "I Am The Night"
Roderick Grant

Replies: 2
Views: 83

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: "I Am The Night"
(That's January twenty-eight....)
  Topic: "I Am The Night"
Roderick Grant

Replies: 2
Views: 83

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: "I Am The Night"
There is a new limited TV series (TNT, Jan. 2Cool based in part on the infamous, unsolved Black Dahlia murder case of 1947, specifically the connection to "person of interest," George Hodel, o ...
  Topic: What Wright thing haven't you done yet?
Roderick Grant

Replies: 57
Views: 4207

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:42 pm   Subject: What Wright thing haven't you done yet?
The roof on Sturges has a wood slat covering over the waterproofing so the roof can be used. You can bet I made it up to the roof when I had the chance. I did not, however, get into the basement.

I ...
 
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