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His enthusiasm and interest in the house is something that is overshadowed by the tragedy that took his life. I believe his contribution should be recognized in a more formal manner.
I loved the interior colors despite feeling the house too dark in spots.
Amazing restoration job. Another prime site too.
Tour docent said Wright was an acoustical genius. Never heard that before.
She said music played from the music room was designed to radiate out through the first floor.
Anybody know about this acoustical genius stuff?
See, it's really hard to think of things to say about a house, once you've got the basics of plan, who built it and when, who lived there, what
the colors were originally. For a lay audience, pretty soon you're digging for anecdotes -- or making them up. As we've (re)learned in the last
year, people will believe just about anything . . .
Maybe the acoustics thing, here, relates to Wright's open plan -- hardly well-developed at Bradley. But there is space flowing at ceiling height
over much of the "public space" of the first floor ?
The fireplace breast in Futagawa's photo appears to be brick, overlaid with wood trim. Is that what you saw ?
John Eifler is said by Hanks, c. 1989, to intend to reproduce missing furnishings and glass. I wonder if the living room looks today as it did in the early photo and illustration . . .
. . . or, not. The dashed lines in Wright's plan might have indicated beams over openings between rooms, with space flowing above, as suggested by the window treatment. But 1902 is too early for that, I guess.
and the Pinterest photo. The camera is in the foyer, looking into the reception room at left (now the "music room" ?) and a corner of the living room at right.
There is apparently a large mirror on the blank wall of the reception room, reflecting an image of the foyer windows and glazed front door, out of view to
the left ? At near right is a corner of the stair enclosure.
On the other hand, William Drummond once said that the office designed the Bradley House on a weekend when Wright was away.