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I've read most of the Wright books out there.
My Wright bucket list ...
Visit/ tour the Hanna House
Visit/ tour the Lloyd Lewis House (I work near it, but you cannot see it from the road)
Spend the night in a Wright house (with my family)
What's on your Wright bucket list?
Lamberson house bucket list:
Finish roof details
complete fireplace and chimney restoration
build outdoor terrace bench
install new boiler
more tree planting
I think what we've done can be a function of our opportunity. I've toured Hanna twice, for example, but I live in California ...Tim wrote:What's on your Wright bucket list?
As for me ... I want to tour Beth Sholom (plan to when I'm in NYC for the FLWBC Conference) and see the renovated Unity Temple. Florida Southern was on the list, but I'll be there in two weeks, so ...
My last to are a little more of a stretch. I want to find a position at Wright site that will allow me to retire from by current job, and to one day own a usonian.
Humble student of the Master
"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
I think what's peculiar, at least in my thinking, is that FLLW houses are built for the "ever-changing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year", and that trying to get a first-hand understanding of that aspect is pretty difficult (unless you own one of his houses)... So being able to rent one of his houses, on a short term basis, seems like a pretty excellent opportunity to get closer to the master's work.
I'd like to:
-visit the LA area work
-see a show in a restored Kalita Humphries
-spend a night or two in a brick and board & batten Usonian....Schwartz seems to be the one possibility at this point
- experience the interior of Goetsch-Winckler, Baird, and the original Sondern living room
Closer to home:
-repaint the master bedroom CMU to its original color
-replace the bedroom #2 and master bedroom ceilings and insulation, as well as have their window screens fabricated and installed...i.e. finish my work on the Sweeton house proper
-focus on the landscaping
-build the detached garage I'm endlessly toying with....and find an Avanti to put in it (or, if prices for Avanti's escalate beyond reach, maybe scratch that Corvair itch I've had.)
If I hit the PowerBall:
-buy my neighbor to the North's house and lot; consolidate the lot with Sweeton's; tear down the neighbor's house and construct Wright's unbuilt William Clifton house as a guest house and something nice to see from Sweeton when the leaves are off the trees and brush.
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