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We only had one small photo of a corner of the original kitchen, having purchased a kitchen with destroyed plastic laminate replacements. Joe designed AND fabricated cypress veneer cabinets with restored cypress trim for handles to match other drawers in the Point Room bathroom.
Here is the 1940s kitchen: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081 ... 444413635/
Here are our first photos:
handles getting mounted: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081 ... 444413635/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081 ... 444413635/
We've been still working on details at Glenbrow, here is a link to the latest:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081 ... 3635/page7
We've hosted fundraisers (a talk and a tour) for Columbus Landmarks in October that included representatives from the Tony Smith Estate and Ted van Fossen's younger brother and glad to report it sold out quickly and was warmly received. We'll will host another in the spring for the AIA. The house will be featured in a Catalogue Raisonne of Tony Smith's work and Alex Vertikoff will photograph it come the first hints of spring for American Bungalow. If any chatters are interested in a personal tour, please PM me and we will attempt to facilitate it.
I received a trove of letters from the Smith estate and relayed detailed information on the history of the house (for instance, Gunnings originally wanted a french provincial!)those who created it and the response of young Rob and Mary Gunning.
Although not a Wright house, the trio of young designers coming directly from Armstrong created a masterpiece that we love every minute of the day. The changing of the seasons with different light levels and views just isn't captured in photos. We're looking forward to sunset on this beautiful clear day for an eastern view of the Super (Cold) Moon, then meteors on the 12th.
So glad this site is back!
The hanging cabinet in the bath is sweet. I've forgotten: is it a replica, more or less, of what was there, or is that a fresh (and delightful) invention ?
I've missed the Armstrong reference. Can you fill me in ?
Just prior to designing/building Glenbrow, Tony Smith (as clerk of the works) and Laurence Cuneo worked on Armstrong and left the Wright apprenticeship when van Fossen received the commission from the Gunnings. BTW I was told by the Smith estate that Tony Smith learned brick laying. Then came to Glenbrow, where our stone was quarried on site, to not only design but lay stone as well.
http://www.mcnees.org/architecture/flw_ ... ndiana.htm
http://www.mcnees.org/architecture/prai ... w_remc.jpg
The light-colored soffits and dark wood trim make a handsome contrast -- somewhat reminiscent of streamline moderne work ?