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The house is as close to Andrea Palladio as Wright ever got.
https://chicago.curbed.com/2015/7/30/99 ... ssom-house
I just discovered that the house next door with the gambrel roof is the Warren McArthur house, also by Wright. I wish I would have photographed it, too...
https://flwright.org/researchexplore/wr ... rthurhouse
(Pics coming shortly)
I hope the garage is in good shape; that's the real architectural treasure on the lot.
The interiors of the McArthur House next door have always seemed stuffy to me, not nearly as advanced as Blossom. But the garage with servants' apartment overhead is quite nice.
the house to uncover an uncomfortable moment: the enclosure of the balcony on the southwest corner of the house, and its flat rather than radiused
sash; compare to the windows of the conservatory immediately below.
Storrer points to this enclosure, which he states can be seen sketched on the original elevation drawing. Sure enough, there it is, published in Monograph 1.
(The enclosure, albeit suggested by Wright, destroys the carefully-contrived symmetry of this elevation of the house.)
He also notes that the rear porch, at the northwest corner of the house, was sketched as a semicircular form. The old photo above also shows the lack of
a south dormer, a later addition according to Storrer. It's absence in the photo reveals the roof-peak skylight, seen on the elevations.
(A lesson for the young Wright: symmetry has its drawbacks . . .)
The plan drawing clearly shows flat sash, so even that can be laid at Wright's feet. The alternate single and double-hung sash is of course more evident in the flesh than on paper ?