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Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:34 pm
by DavidC

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:54 pm
by Roderick Grant
Bravo to the Martin House! They didn't have to be so complete as to rebuild the lower level of the pergola to its original state, and yet they did it!

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:48 am
by DavidC

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:03 pm
by Roderick Grant
These snippets are very interesting, but one improvement that could be made is with the audio. So many of the interiors shown have horrid acoustics. It would be an improvement if the audio were added after the video under more controlled conditions.

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 2:30 pm
by DavidC

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:35 pm
by DavidC

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:50 am
by DavidC

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 11:26 am
by Roderick Grant
In 1985, the Martin Gardener's Cottage was in original condition, a very modest home, at that time owned by a young couple who had made no alterations. The plan looked as Storrer drew it for the Companion. As is, the house has been somewhat modified by the subsequent owner (a third window added to the dining alcove), made more livable and considerably "spruced up."

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:07 am
by DavidC

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:29 am
by SDR
There is certainly more to be said about the Martin kitchen than can be contained in a short video. I was inspired to look for documentation and found a single elevations sheet in Monograph 2, p 104, Pl 181. A single note in the center of the lower elevation is a knockout:

ALL WALLS BELOW HEAD CASING TO BE LINED WITH GLASS
KITCHEN FLOORS ALSO.


In addition, the peninsula tops are noted as GLASS. I missed what Mary Roberts called out as the material of those blazing white tops as built.

Of interest is the window wall cabinetry. Are the basins and taps recreations of the original ? The treatment of the space below that top is most unusual; are those removable privacy panels ? Wright's drawing shows the sink(s), bracketed to the wall, and the relatively thin counters. A sketched-in panel and note (can that be read ?) are added to the drawing.


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Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:28 am
by DavidC
The Stone Wall - (1:39)


David

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:42 am
by Roderick Grant
That's a bit of lost history rediscovered. I hope they landscape it in a way that clearly establishes the boundary between Martin and the new Visitors' Center. While the Center is well-designed in its own right, it is a bit jarring when viewed as part of the whole amid all those old neighbors.

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
by DavidC

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 2:42 pm
by JimM
DavidC wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
The Martin House Master Bedroom - (1:52)David
One of the original master bedroom windows has one less section of glass than the others. It was discovered during a tour years ago. The bedroom also has a couple of Wrights narrowest light screens, maybe 1.5" or so I recall.

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 10:27 pm
by SDR
The master bed and its adjuncts and connections is a wonder. Now that's furnitecture !

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