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by Wrighter
Fri May 25, 2007 12:26 pm
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Topic: Economic impact of Wright tourism; French visitors
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We had a similar experience to Mr. Grant's when we visited Racine in the summer of 2004. We just took the precaution of emailing the foundation ahead of time to make sure that the building was open and no conference was taking place. They asked us to put light blue booties over our shoes, but otherw...
by Wrighter
Tue May 15, 2007 4:40 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright furniture at WrightPlus
Replies: 22
Views: 18990

Tim,



Nice to see your comments here. I would be very interested in seeing production of the coffee table that you see in so many Usonians. I believe that Cassina called it the Lewis Table.
by Wrighter
Tue May 08, 2007 11:53 am
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Topic: Wright Plus 2007
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Views: 18005

Ed Jarolin wrote:Yes, Muirhead is closer to Chicago/Oak Park, but it is a bed & breakfast. With Haynes you rent the whole house and have it all to yourself for a couple of nights.


Actually, Muirhead is also available for whole house rental, at rates comporable to the other Wright properties.
by Wrighter
Mon May 07, 2007 4:48 pm
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Topic: Wright Plus 2007
Replies: 22
Views: 18005

RJH wrote: Haynes is also the closest Wright house rental to Chicago.



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I would never discourage anyone from renting the Haynes House--it is a lovely design, but surely Muirhead is closer to Chicago?
by Wrighter
Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:27 pm
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Topic: Duncan House Rental
Replies: 19
Views: 16364

So far, I've stayed in Penfield, Schwartz, Haynes, and Muirhead. Every time, I've thought it money well spent. Yes--$300-350 is a lot for a night's stay. But I never looked at these visits as just a night's stay. In other circumstances, a hotel room on a vacation is just a place to stay while you ar...
by Wrighter
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:47 pm
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Topic: (BN ) New `Frank Lloyd Wright' Home Rises; Purists Protest
Replies: 17
Views: 14195

On the topic of this particular house, I found this section in the newstory most telling In order to follow building codes, Massaro said, he had to add 4 inches of Styrofoam insulation inside the support posts, making it impossible to embed the odd-shaped granite stones he harvested from the island ...
by Wrighter
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:08 am
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Topic: Most Recent Haynes House Guest Comments
Replies: 19
Views: 17121

Yeah--think WrightPlus does a good job too. You sometimes feel like cattle being rushed to the feed or to the slaughter, but what else can be done with the crush of people? Sensitive areas are roped off, plastic covers carpets and traffic areas, tour guides scattered throughout the house minimize an...
by Wrighter
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:01 am
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Topic: Acoustics & FLlW
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forgive me, for I don't have my Storrer in front of me, but I seem to recall that one of the Western homes has a space designed for a piano--almost a triangular outcropping, clearly visible from outside, in the middle of the living room. Maybe the house in Wyoming? I seem to recall reading in the St...
by Wrighter
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:20 am
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Topic: Taliesin I picture
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Views: 4767

Taliesin I picture

Here is a link to a very interesting picture of Taliesin I, from a newspaper article about the Mamah Cheney controversy. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j254/cobb11/11-2%20Listings/Wright19117.jpg I've never seen this view before. The mix between the vertical chimney stack, crossed twice on the wa...
by Wrighter
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:19 pm
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Topic: House Beautiful Exhibition
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Views: 3264

House Beautiful Exhibition

FYI--In case you are anywhere near Boise, the exhibit runs through 10/22





http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/exhibit/current.php



And an article about it:



http://www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/Con ... d%3A176513





--Wrighter
by Wrighter
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:04 pm
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Topic: Morris Gift Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 6782

San Fran Gift Shop

I visited the gift shop/gallery at the end of July. Stayed for an hour--took numerous pictures. even bending down to get shots of the furniture legs. Staff couldn't have been nicer. And the building is glorious--you'll love seeing it. From pictures, the design had always seemed a bit cold to me, alm...
by Wrighter
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:23 pm
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
Replies: 199
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Thanks, RG. I like that formulation of Wright + whomever. My version would be something like "INSERT ARCHITECT's NAME HERE, inspired by an original FLW design." I have no objections to the legacy program itself--I'm happy to see TA try out ideas from old plans. My objections are merely to what we ca...
by Wrighter
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:40 am
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
Replies: 199
Views: 153029

jester house

Specifically on the Jester house, and whether it is appropriate for the lines of the desert, Storrer claims that Wright offered the design to a Dr. Palmer for a Phoenix site in 1947 (http://www.franklloydwrightinfo.com/wrightxtaa.html). Is that accurate?
by Wrighter
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:11 pm
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Topic: Usonian Exhibition house
Replies: 15
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This takes the thread in a different direction, but the conversation seems to be turning that way, regarding the placement of fireplaces. The fireplace in Ennis, in particular, has always disturbed me, especially because of Wright's emphasis on the hearth's importance as the heart of the home. It se...
by Wrighter
Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:02 pm
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Topic: 24 TV Premier/Usonian Building
Replies: 7
Views: 6633

Guestnow--Thanks for the information. But I'm puzzled that the set designer saw that as swanky 50's interior. When I think swanky 50's I think more of the Matt Helm films (or were those early 60's?). Those lines seemed a bit clean to be "swanky."