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William BOSWELL house

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:22 pm
by juankbedoya
Hi folks, does somebody have information such as plans, pictures or stories of this private residence.? There is only one video on youtube (at least) but no more. It's one of the biggest usonian houses Wright designed but there is not enough documents available.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:50 pm
by Tom
Pretty sure this is a new one to me.
They just keep on coming.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:54 pm
by Matt2
Storer #423.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:38 pm
by Duncan
Several years ago it was for sale and all the RE photos were on this site. You may be able to find them. Just googling "Boswell House" comes up with https://www.pinterest.com/robynsmith7/f ... ell-house/

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:42 pm
by SDR
There is less on this house in the common references than on many other Wright homes; W A Storrer is unusually terse:


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© 1993 by William Allin Storrer

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Neither of these published plans shows the matching carport that was added to the original plan. See photos further below.


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Three photos by Jurgen Nogai, c. 2008, from Taschen III

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Ten unpublished photographs by Wright photographer extraordinaire Dave Anderson:

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Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 pm
by SDR
Nor do any of the drawings show the long exterior stair down from the terrace near the living-room fireplace, as seen in Nogai's second photo . . .

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Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:45 am
by juankbedoya
Tom wrote:Pretty sure this is a new one to me.
They just keep on coming.
There is always a new one with F.LL.W.!!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:48 am
by juankbedoya
Duncan wrote:Several years ago it was for sale and all the RE photos were on this site. You may be able to find them. Just googling "Boswell House" comes up with https://www.pinterest.com/robynsmith7/f ... ell-house/
Thanks for the pinterest link..!! I had not found it

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 am
by juankbedoya
SDR wrote:There is less on this house in the common references than on many other Wright homes; W A Storrer is unusually terse:
Holy SDR ..!!! Always you..!! Thanks for the plans and pictures..!! I just ask myself if there is any Wright building that you have not anything about it haha.
Greetings from Ecuador.

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:07 pm
by Roderick Grant
The person who bought the house from the Boswell family after the original owners had died, significantly altered the kitchen/laundry/servant/playroom wing, maintaining the integrity of the design.

One of the last houses to escape publication beyond Storrer is Goddard.

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:41 pm
by juankbedoya
Roderick Grant wrote:The person who bought the house from the Boswell family after the original owners had died, significantly altered the kitchen/laundry/servant/playroom wing, maintaining the integrity of the design.

One of the last houses to escape publication beyond Storrer is Goddard.
Yes, you're right, maybe we should write a topic about Goddard. There is even less information about this one. This is the second time in the chat somebody talks me about Goddard. Actually I prefer the project for Lewis Goddard never built (similar to Grant but in brick and wood) than the actual one.

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:32 pm
by Matt2
Interesting roof details. It looks like the pitched roof ends and drops water (are those ice cycles) onto the flat surrounding roof. And some interesting strip lights on the underside.

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:28 pm
by juankbedoya
This is the first proposal by Wright and rejected by Boswell. Interesting too

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Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:28 pm
by Roderick Grant
Boswell #1 is very much like Ina Morris Harper. It is an excellent design, much more striking than Boswell #2.

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:44 pm
by SDR
It appears that the roof of the first proposal is seen in two iterations, in the illustrations above ?

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