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I noticed on these drawings: that the living room balcony subsequently was reduced in size, particularly on the right hand side,

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the entry wall appears to have had some vertical batten. I imagine they would have provided nice glimpses of the river and some decent light. Im also guessing that Mr Wright decided he didn't want any views out of the entry and wanted it reasonably dark, thus eliminated any view entirely.

This model shows just perfs at the top of the entry walls!



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It also shows interesting buttressing to the bedroom balcony sub flooring and a brickwall at the end of the Loggia which I realise I can actually see on this alarmy photo!

but as far as I can tell - there is no buttressing indicated on the drawings seen so far -only some sort of ventilation slots.

Buttresses, I guess were added for lateral stability of such a long wing.
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The brick buttresses may also have given the bedroom balcony some support.

The entry loggia is similar to the Affleck loggia and the Price House atrium in Arizona - all similar feel and function.
Any other houses that do this?

Appreciate RG's comparison to Willey 1. Always wondered what happened to that until now.

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I think this view kinda shows what is to me a theme of Mr Wright -heavy piers at ends with a suspended bridge in between.

this photo shows how close to the river it is! almost like a paddle steamer, docked on shore

can also see on this photo - that the bedroom subfloor brickwork has some sort of recessing.

note; if open photo in separate window - photo is quite large

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These photos show a browny tone to the brickworks and timber, where as on other photos the timber has greyed.

I wonder if there has been some pressure wash cleaning?

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The first three photos are clearly post-renovation. An unfortunate effect of the first (and last) images is that the brick masses at each edge of the photo appear to be battered; it is the wood walls which are pitched.

It would be great to get closer to the house, to see if the original parapets have been re-sided. I don't know how boards like those seen in this 30-year old photo could be saved: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy ... NeDLggN3_g

Here are views you may not have seen:

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https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/in ... id92485823

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The austere entrance façade is very dramatic! Not at all friendly. It reminds me of a sign outside a house in the Hollywood Hills:
"Unless you live here...."

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What's the story behind the red pipe framing and screens?
In some shots and drawings you see it. In others you don't.
Right off hand the only other place I can think of it's use is the court at Taliesin.

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Look at the Loren Pope residence for another example; the Levin house has or had something similar.

The route to the living room of Lewis is about at tortuous as any---a trek, with varying architectural scenery along the way---of any I can easily think of. A spelunker should be so lucky . . .!

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The Getty photo I linked above is titled "Interior view of study with fireplace . . ."

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/in ... id92485823

But it can't be the study, according to the plan and other photos (see color view of living room with fireplace at right and study with open door beyond; look at the ceiling, which has a continuous laylight of some sort passing in front of both fireplaces). Is it the master bedroom ? It must be, though again it doesn't match the floor plan perfectly.

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Yeah - I think it's the bedroom at the end.

... right Pope did the red pipe screen porch too I'd forgotten.

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The entry is very tight - in that regard very Wright like - but I also think that it is not well executed , with various planes and levels and things overhead at all odd places. To me it seems rather unwelcoming.

If what Mr Storrer say about Mr Wright- is that Mr Wright adapted his unit shape, and designs to the character of the client- then the Lewis's must have a had a rather hard, reserved and self protecting character - as a first appearance - but once you get to know them - quite warm and friendly.
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kitchen stairs

The plan in Sergeants Usonian book I gather is drawn wrongly - the servants room is accessed from partially hidden door in the carport.
The 610 mm (2 ft ) wide stairs that rise to the kitchen-
have a total length of about 4 + 2= 6 ft (72" - 1.82m) with 10 treads + 1 landing (610 x 610mm) = 7" (178mm ) /tread ,
for a height of 10 units 90 " ( 2.28m) which = 9" ( 228mm) /riser

surely a non-complying stair - more like a ships ladder than a stair- is this a typical thing in USA?

What more, does this stair have a security door? None appears on the drawings!

PLAN UF part of stair
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a 3D view - some walls not shown so can see stair
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view towards kitchen via dining area -

hassocks for dining table seating!

Ive noticed this house has lots of curtains - was it too bright? or the nature of owners to want privacy!

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This photo of the living area fireplace - shows a very wide brick mantel - but notice the brick at the rear - look like double course fast wall bricks!

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whch is also visible in this photo behind the wire curtain - it they special fire bricks?

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found these photos

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