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by clydethecat
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:33 pm
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Topic: Good to see this board back up again!
Replies: 9
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Thanks!
by clydethecat
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:59 am
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Topic: Photographing Wright
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I suspect the cars appear distorted because the buildings were photographed with a View Camera, using shifts and tilts to keep the straight lines straight.

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by clydethecat
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:15 pm
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Topic: McMansion to McModern
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Cedar Contemporary is a new term to me, too, but the type was immediately clear to me when I saw the moniker in the piece. It all started with the influence of Sea Ranch. As building codes became stricter, and the use of massive amounts of single paned glass became less of an option, that type, inf...
by clydethecat
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:28 pm
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Topic: G. W. Maher 1902 estate for sale
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Maher here displays a collage of stylistic cues that might inspire a new term: Peculiatecture. He's got it all going on; the massive "crown molding" separating the walls from the roof, and now painted an allmost Howard-Johnson turquoise, lets us know we're in for some kind of treat. Inside, a portf...
by clydethecat
Mon May 15, 2017 1:04 pm
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Topic: Look inside Wright's Laura Gale house in Oak Park
Replies: 37
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Those furnishings give me pain.
by clydethecat
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:39 am
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Topic: Pattern books?
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by clydethecat
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:27 pm
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Topic: Harwell Hamilton Harris - Blair House, 1939 | OPEN HOUSE
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I went to the open house. The house has been sensitively updated with a new kitchen and flooring. It is lovely. It's a small house with each floor rising up to follow the hillside. The studio is on the top floor and it's a particulary special aerie with an entire sliding wall of windows on one side...
by clydethecat
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:14 pm
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Topic: Harwell Hamilton Harris - Blair House, 1939 | OPEN HOUSE
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Apparently so. https://www.google.com/maps/place/3763+Fredonia+Dr,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90068/@34.1329875,-118.3637566,3a,75y,137.99h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_hCxyCU3cQ4LN6yZTkpHtQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x63ac541d53e0b186!8m2!3d34.1327482!4d-118.3634947!6m1!1e1 If anyone goes to the open hous...
by clydethecat
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:13 pm
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Topic: Harwell Hamilton Harris - Blair House, 1939 | OPEN HOUSE
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Is that a small funicular railway?
by clydethecat
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:07 pm
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Topic: FOR SALE: architect John S. Van Bergen
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Looks like a nice place to live, but with a mix of sympathetic and not so sympathetic modernization.
by clydethecat
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:02 pm
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Topic: For sale: H. Howard Hyde House in Beverly, IL
Replies: 21
Views: 8545

Wright often placed the "back door" (kitchen door) very near the entrance door, in this period; circulation inside became a loop of sorts, beginning and ending on the same side of the house. Yeah, but they weren't usually side by side. Having a utility entrance right there next to the front door st...
by clydethecat
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:40 am
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Topic: For sale: H. Howard Hyde House in Beverly, IL
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As originally designed, the open porch on the main level, with that odd opening near the living room windows, seems poorly resolved. When the porch was enclosed, it would have made sense to eliminate that opening entirely, resolve the rectangular trim around the living room windows, leaving the ext...
by clydethecat
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:24 pm
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Topic: Donald Trump, Donghia and interior design
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. . . and, the follow-up, on our 24/7 news cycle: https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/trump-says-his-comments-about-sweden-were-referring-to-a-fox?utm_term=.hj29J3q7z#.if86gAGpy So, we get another peek into how the Trump mind works: Media = Reality ? The exquisite irony of this man chiding the p...
by clydethecat
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:40 pm
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Topic: E. Fay Jones House for sale
Replies: 134
Views: 106376

Roderick Grant wrote:It's just a short walk from Thunderbird Lake, not far from Papoosa Park, a quick drive up Cherokee Road to Hardy and spitting distance from the Missouri line. You could drive up to the border of a Saturday night and spit on Missouri. What more could you want?
How far to the nearest supermarket?
by clydethecat
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:48 pm
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Topic: E. Fay Jones House for sale
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Too bad Cherokee Village might as well be Bumfuq Egypt, it's so far away from anything resembling civilization.

And there's a lot of prefinished paneling someone's gonna have to do something about.