Video: Tour of Robie House - Chicago, IL

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DavidC
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Video: Tour of Robie House - Chicago, IL

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Roderick Grant
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Finally! The inglenook is back, and looking glorious. Without it, the entrance to the living room was too abrupt.
I hope as much of the FLW-designed furniture will eventually be reproduced, although a new version of the table lamp would probably cost as much as the entire restoration these days. Maybe Barbra Streisand would donate the original, for which she paid a million dollars, to the house.

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For the first time it is now possible to achieve a color photograph of the view presented in the video beginning at 3:37. The new pier turns out to be a twin to the adjacent corner column of the house, framing the visitor's first view of the living room. From the living room, the former symmetry of the chimney mass is now gone, superseded by Wright's original intervention, the inglenook seat and screen.

The room as photographed with only one piece of free-standing furniture---Niedecken's winged sofa---is grand. And the stone-colored upholstery of that seat, matching (in this shot) the trim of the brick fireplace, seems most satisfactory.


Image C F A Voysey, 1907

Image G M Niedecken, 1909-10

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Good photography of the house in that video.
First time to realize that the lights were designed to cast patterns upwards.

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After Robie is a 17-minute tour of Boynton not to be missed.

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"Gushing" might be the word. For those whose YouTube feed has a different set of parameters (based presumably on viewing history), here is that video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUSsFEj64lM

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