House near Rush Creek Village for sale

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Modmom1
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House near Rush Creek Village for sale

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I hope everyone here is doing well! I came across this house located near RCV, it doesn't list it as Ted van Fossen but it was built by the Wakefields (builders of RCV) so I think it might be by Ted van Fossen. On 1.3 acres of land:

https://www.cymack.com/property/oh/colu ... d04b642e0/

Roderick Grant
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Re: House near Rush Creek Village for sale

Post by Roderick Grant »

This looks very interesting, but there is something wrong. Mod, did van Fossen use as much white on plaster(board) interior walls as this shows? It seems that a lot of the character has been obliterated, perhaps with an unwonted "update," especially in the ceiling.

Modmom1
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Re: House near Rush Creek Village for sale

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Roderick,
I'm not positive that it's a TvF design, especially since it wasn't listed as one (he is popular in this area so you would think it would be listed) but considering the Wakefields were the builders and the house built in 1965 is near Rush Creek Village, it would lead me to think it was a TvF. There are definitely elements: windows, built-ins, fireplace and their grates, book shelves, indirect lighting and framed downlighting, kitchen cabinetry, that point to him. There are nearly 50 homes in RCV and not all of them are of the same level of workmanship, I have not been in even half of them but a couple that I have, have used drywall and seem cheaper versions. That said, considering the house is 55 years old, it is likely some work has been done to it.

SDR
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Re: House near Rush Creek Village for sale

Post by SDR »

The house appears reasonably intact, to me. Look at all those color-matching wood built-ins. We've seen these wall shelves with built-in light-fixture boxes, before . . .

If anything, the exterior form is more conventional than usual for van Fossen---isn't it ? I don't have his whole output in mind, as I haven't see it all. Very nice, in any event. Those weathered vertical boards on the street face (is the rest of the exterior wood painted ?) might be left alone, but I suspect they could either be sanded, or replaced, for the fussy customer.

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Modmom1
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Re: House near Rush Creek Village for sale

Post by Modmom1 »

Good eye Roderick, you are correct! That "something wrong", is a builder's interpretation. The realtor replied that the original owners said it was a Wakefield design, not Ted van Fossen.

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