For sale: Home by apprentice Dennis Blair - Long Grove, IL

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SDR
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Post by SDR »

The exterior view immediately suggests comparison to a house by William Kirby Lockard, which he used as an example of drawing technique in his book "Drawing as a Means to Architecture" (1968).

https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/w-kirb ... us-dies-77


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Meanwhile, the master bedroom in the subject residence exhibits an expansive minimalism that was perhaps decades ahead of its time, reminding me more of something made last year . . .

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Dennis Blair must not have made much of an impression on the Taliesin gang. In Elizabeth Mock's Directory, he's listed: Dennis Blair? Nothing else.

The house is excellent. The master bedroom is quite stunning, but would work only for early morning risers.

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Post by Tim »

Bit FLW, bit Mies

Nice looking place

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Post by Matt »

Was the Lockhard design built? It's terrific.

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Post by SDR »

I like it too. Lockard's little comb-bound book on architectural presentation and perspective, "Drawing as a Means to Architecture," contains two pages of plans of the Priest house, a page of elevation/perspectives, the elevations
I posted above, and this section perspective.

I am not able to confirm that the Priest residence (Lockard & Lawrence, Architects) was built; there is zilch online about it.


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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Thanks, Paul . . . ! Do these photos appear to magnify the (horizontal) dimensions of the spaces ? Glamorous disciplined modern . . .

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