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by dtc
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:43 am
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Topic: Mottled Plaster in Taliesin I, II, III
Replies: 19
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I believe what we are seeing is just the ochre pigmented sand finish plaster. The Rubin residence, where the ceilings are not painted has the same look. Unfortunately the Dobkins ceilings have been painted over the years. However, the ceilings of all the closets have not been painted and they reveal...
by dtc
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:37 am
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Topic: Wright's Woolley House Sells in 5 Days
Replies: 17
Views: 8527

When did Wright start preaching no paint, wood must breathe. "No painting at all. Wood best preserves itself "?
by dtc
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:48 pm
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Topic: Wright's Woolley House Sells in 5 Days
Replies: 17
Views: 8527

Apparently I'm not interested in early Wright designs. If I walked by this house I would not look twice at it, in fact it reminds me of numerous homes in Lakewood, Ohio the suburb west of Cleveland, Ohio where we lived for many years. Yes, I'm sure that conventional kitchen was found appealing by ma...
by dtc
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:45 am
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Topic: Ken Kellogg house Joshua Tree for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 6754

I believe you are correct. A number of years ago I viewed a video on the construction of Philip Johnson's Visitor center, on the campus of his Glass House. I recall seeing much metal mesh to receive the sprayed concrete. It was fascinating. Does any one remember the artist/sculptor responsible for i...
by dtc
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:05 am
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Topic: Ken Kellogg house Joshua Tree for sale
Replies: 10
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Yes, I could not agree more.
Lets not overlook the entrance door, all the stone mosaics used in the water elements.
The multi-slab roof forms are as dramatic as it can get and the numerous clearstory windows...fantastic!
by dtc
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:13 am
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Topic: Ken Kellogg house Joshua Tree for sale
Replies: 10
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There are numerous, unimaginative conventional boxes and Mc Mansions being offered and sold for similar sums of money. I realize there could be the issue of lack of water preventing its sale, but I see the isolated location as a plus. The total sq. footage is 4,000 or so, on 10 acres, the size of tw...
by dtc
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:27 pm
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Topic: Ken Kellogg house Joshua Tree for sale
Replies: 10
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What an incredible structure! The forms, materials used, play of light, craftsmanship are magical. I would have loved to watch the creation of the concrete/cement forms going up...Tell me this is no longer available...I would think it lasted a day on the market, perhaps hours. This house (can I call...
by dtc
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:44 am
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Topic: Gravity Heat Boilers
Replies: 12
Views: 4540

Gravity Heat Boilers

I'm sure many of you "chatters" have acquired the latest information on gas boilers for gravity heat systems. I would appreciate hearing any first hand experiences on the replacement of circulating pumps and boilers.
Which ones perform efficiently? Which to avoid?
Thanks.
by dtc
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:20 pm
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Topic: Fawcett resto/reno.
Replies: 66
Views: 27585

I always assumed the roof material was copper, but it appears to only have those beautiful fascias fabricated in copper and another material for the roof.
Kevin...what is the roof material?
by dtc
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:08 pm
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Topic: Wright-designed recliner
Replies: 32
Views: 11423

Peter, Admit it, do you drag this ultimate comfort recliner (in Blue) onto your recently restored terrace? I can see you now sipping a cocktail with a smile on your face. When we entered Mr.& Mrs. Price's bedroom and saw these chairs we roared with laughter. Everyone agreed that a traditional reclin...
by dtc
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:13 am
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Topic: The Gunning House (Glenbrow) will be restored!
Replies: 87
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As some of you may know the Cleveland Museum of Art, in Cleveland, Ohio recently finished an extensive addition and remodel that involved every one of their galleries. It is a wonderful museum and may I suggest that while in Cleveland or its surrounds you find the time to visit. It will not disappoi...
by dtc
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:23 am
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Topic: For sale: Manson House (Wausau, WI)
Replies: 81
Views: 36129

I'm surprised no one commented on the unique board and sunken battens found at Manson. Is any one aware of this system of an additional board applied to the sunken batten used elsewhere in Wright's work? The complexity of it seems to be keeping with the rest of the house, although I ask why, and wha...
by dtc
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:57 pm
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Topic: Sweeton Window Wall and Roof Resto/Rehabilitation
Replies: 248
Views: 145815

Dan, The house and the Wright community is glad you are tackling this pressing project. A garage can be built at a later date if you still decide you need one. It does appear your work is complete for this year, and it is looking fine. April will be here before you know it, and all the trades can co...
by dtc
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:35 pm
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Topic: For sale: Manson House (Wausau, WI)
Replies: 81
Views: 36129

Word has it that the Manson house sold within a few hours of being listed. Prospective buyers flew in from the east coast, Ohio, Texas...& yes the gravity system failed 40 years ago. I would bet the new owner/owners will lovingly restore this house and polish it like the gem it is. Perhaps the motor...
by dtc
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:28 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
Replies: 633
Views: 287896

Peter, You and the tradesmen that worked on these latest projects must be congratulated. It is superb craftsmanship. Do you have metal liners in your thru the wall scuppers? I can't remember you discussing that detail. Your efforts with attention to every detail, along with finding the right men for...