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by ross
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:49 pm
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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Living room in 1926. From Wright in Hollywood.

I much prefer the 1950s décor!

(Missing portion of image is in the book, too.)

Image
by ross
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:34 pm
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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An interesting point is that this is a night photo. One guess is that the photographer thought "modern" architecture demands a white interior rather than the yellowish that the concrete photgraphs in daylight and so created what he wanted with floodlights. That was probably the only time the house ...
by ross
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:56 pm
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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This rarely seen image is from House Beautiful , 11/55 While the furnishings are quite unusual, I think the whole looks very well. Certainly the living room looks better than it has for, say, the last 50 years. Note how the carpeting mimics the wall blocks. And the seating helps anchor the marble fl...
by ross
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:39 pm
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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While I understand that the marble floors, lighting fixtures, and windows are not by Wright, or even what Wright would have designed, I take issue with the seeming knee-jerk desire to rip these historic elements out of the home. If I owned Ennis, I would carefully restore the floors and lighting fix...
by ross
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:05 pm
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Topic: Heurtley House Sold?
Replies: 14
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I was curious about an update on this older thread. When I first learned about the Heurtley House restoration I was thrilled and amazed. I also purchased the fascinating DVD about the restoration. Then, a short while later I was startled to learn that the owners were selling the house. While reading...
by ross
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:08 pm
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Topic: Gordon Drake
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Views: 24032

SDR wrote:Is that from the same archive as your piece?
Your link would seem to be from the same archive, but is not the same as my link above.

VERY good article, too! Thanks you!
by ross
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:51 pm
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Topic: Gordon Drake
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. . When I click on the above link, it opens every time. It is a pdf file: Gordon Drake: An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography You can also just copy and paste the title above into a Google search, and the file should be the first thing that comes up. It is full of information and images. . . .
by ross
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:02 pm
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Topic: Gordon Drake
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Views: 24032

Opens fine for me. Anybody else having a problem?
by ross
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:19 pm
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Topic: Gordon Drake
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by ross
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:01 pm
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Topic: Gordon Drake
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Drake’s own house was at 10433 Oletha Lane, Los Angeles, CA.

I cannot confirm from a Google “flyover� that the house is extant. Does anybody know?
by ross
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:38 pm
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Topic: Upcoming Bruce Goff exhibit
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Paul Ringstrom wrote:I think Ross would like to nominate the Larkin Administration Bldg. as the first project.
Hey! That's a good idea! I second that!
by ross
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:43 am
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Topic: How NOT to site Wright
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How NOT to site Wright

I was at the Dana House like twenty years ago, but was so focused on the house that I paid scat attention to the immediate area. I just did a Google “walk� around. Boy, what an odd, unprepossessing neighborhood to build a masterpiece in. Of course, I know the house was built around the old Dana ...
by ross
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:27 pm
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Topic: Rebuilding the Larkin Building?
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I'm curious, is there anything written about what the employees though about the building? Was it considered to be a great building to be in? Obviously the photos show the stunning Architecture, but was it known for being a wonderful place to occupy? Again, just curious. The Quinan book states that...