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I hope to find another video, sooner or later, that takes the visitor through this "outdoor-indoor" space and on to the final one, the sun room. Will that feel even more liberating---an enclosed porch, perhaps ?
[For those who prefer to spell Greycliff with an E, there is one supporting resource: the heading for the project in Monograph 5 (p 46). Even here Pfeiffer omits the name in his brief text (see below). In Taschen II (p 156) the house is called Graycliff (though, again, not cited in the text), and in every other source---"In the Nature of Materials," and throughout Storrer, the word is spelled with an A. (Pfeiffer/Goessel refer to the library by its correct name, in Taschen.)]
We are shown no elevation drawings for the house, only those for the garage; we have no way to know what about the construction may have disappointed the architect, who only complains, in "In the Nature of Materials," that the building "is somewhat clumsy in detail compared with the contemporary work at Taliesin"---this intended, perhaps, to distract us from the fact of the retardataire nature of the design ? Two early exterior views, and an interior of the living room, along with plans and a colored plot plan, are all the documents supplied by the principal sources.
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