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by jlesshafft
Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:32 pm
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Topic: Fallingwater computer video
Replies: 9
Views: 6078

I have a copy of the eritrea video if anyone wants a copy. It's about 35mb.
by jlesshafft
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:58 am
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Topic: Hook and Eye Casement Window Stay
Replies: 7
Views: 6153

Can you post a picture or e-mail me a picture of what you're looking for? There's a pretty good architectural salvage company here in Louisville, and a LARGE old-fashioned hardware store in Indy I can check for you.
by jlesshafft
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:58 am
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Topic: Auldbrass Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 3679

Wrong...it happens once every other year. It occurs every November in odd-numbered years. If you go, get there before the gates open, because they usually open 10-15 minutes early. Head (at a fast walk) straight for the house. Otherwise the line gets very long to go through the house (and they only ...
by jlesshafft
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:29 am
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Topic: Origami Chair
Replies: 27
Views: 123124

The more I look at this chair, the more I think it's not original. 1. The front things that stick out from the seat area are all wrong 2. The front "legs" are not right 3. There's some sort of strange piece of wood on the rear 4. The lack of hiding joints with veneer, cheap plywood etc It just looks...
by jlesshafft
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:18 am
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Topic: FLW Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 13720

Yes, Meyer May is still open for visits, but with a very limited schedule. Check their web site for info. I didn't get to tour it until my 4th trip to Grand Rapids (business trips) because I kept missing the schedule. I think Affleck in Detroit is available for tours as well. You can also see Turkel...
by jlesshafft
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:55 pm
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Topic: Buffalo Boathouse/new construction methods old design???
Replies: 54
Views: 43011

The paint in the "reception room" at the front of the house with the "sunrise" fireplace is DONE, and it's hideous. Sort of a mottled green/gold that looks like someone has done a bad sponge-painting job. I'm pretty sure that it is nothing like FLW would have approved of.
by jlesshafft
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:47 pm
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Topic: Buffalo Boathouse/new construction methods old design???
Replies: 54
Views: 43011

The visitor's center is still a building on paper. You might be disappointed in the Martin house restoration. The "authentic" paint they have recreated on some of the walls is the most hideous thing I've seen. It's paint, not a stain. It looks like a badly done sponge painting job. They do have plan...
by jlesshafft
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:53 pm
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Topic: eBay / Original Frank Lloyd Wright 1951 Wall Heater
Replies: 13
Views: 7747

Apparently everyone else strongly feels you are doing the WRONG thing. Maybe you should reconsider....

Of course, I seriously doubt if they are going to sell anyway.
by jlesshafft
Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:25 pm
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Topic: Arthur & Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer House - Scottsdale, Arizo
Replies: 3
Views: 4279

It's private. It's Pfeiffer's private residence.
by jlesshafft
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:57 pm
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Topic: Buffalo Boathouse/new construction methods old design???
Replies: 54
Views: 43011

I was by the boathouse today. It looks very nice, and fits in very well along the river.

Overall a very nice looking building at a good site.

If anyone wants photos, drop me a message.
by jlesshafft
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:43 am
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Topic: Haters of New Wright Buildings, Answer Me This:
Replies: 13
Views: 7675

Probably the biggest impediment to obtaining the same building today is current building codes. You could probably not use board and batten anymore pretty much anywhere. You'd also be hard pressed to get approval for 24" doors. There are also restrictions on the minimum size of the largest windows a...
by jlesshafft
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:17 am
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Topic: Haters of New Wright Buildings, Answer Me This:
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1. so what about those buildings where he was never on site?
2. what about Lykes then?
3. what about the buildings built/completed while he was in Europe overseen by others.

Seems like there are going to be problems with any type of criteria someone is going to come up with
by jlesshafft
Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:02 am
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Topic: SOLD : Charles E. Roberts Stable -1896
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

I agree. I think it's fine. As is pretty much any modification done in taste and in a fitting style, such as the Glore addition.

HOWEVER, others on this forum disagree vehemently, and think that their opinion(s) is/are the only one(s) that counts
by jlesshafft
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:21 pm
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Topic: 2 Haynes Coffee Tables / Construction
Replies: 41
Views: 28310

however, with modern cad/cam technology and computer controlled machinery, it would be fairly easy to turn these out in mass production at a very cheap price, and the fitting would be perfect; far better than you could do by hand. you also figured labor at $40/hour. I'm not aware of too many carpent...
by jlesshafft
Wed May 16, 2007 3:01 pm
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Topic: Frank lloyd Wright designed Turkel House, Detroit
Replies: 15
Views: 11417

RJH - no I'm referring to the original parts of the Haynes house you sold off. Shouldn't those have been kept?



Or does your advice to keep all the parts not apply to you?