Edward Serlin house - NY

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juankbedoya
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Edward Serlin house - NY

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Hi experts, this is a little filed house I suppose. I found only two pictures on the web, but I see is very beautiful outside and inside. There's no more I can say. So do you have any kind of archive of this? architectural plans, pictures, stories, etc..? By the way in this chat there is no topic about it
Thanks.

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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Here are some more pics - scroll right:
https://shanasigmondstudios.com/wilsker

I don't know a lot about this house.
Looks like a fine one.

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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In those photos, in the big double spread of the living room with fireplace: everything beyond the fireplace is an addition by Aaron Resnick. Wright designed a studio, carport and tool room there---three or four steps down from the living room---which were not built by Serlin.

I'm putting together a post of images from four sources.

S

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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The area beyond the living room was originally a large room for a former owner's cats. In 1996 Tobias Guggenheimer restored the house to its current configuration. The exterior walls by Resnick were kept, but the interiors were altered ... and the cats dispossessed.

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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Tom wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Here are some more pics - scroll right:
https://shanasigmondstudios.com/wilsker

I don't know a lot about this house.
Looks like a fine one.
Thanks, nice pictures and I'm agree it looks a fine house. I like the stonework..!!

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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SDR wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 8:24 pm
In those photos, in the big double spread of the living room with fireplace: everything beyond the fireplace is an addition by Aaron Resnick. Wright designed a studio, carport and tool room there---three or four steps down from the living room---which were not built by Serlin.

I'm putting together a post of images from four sources.

S
Interesting. Do you have the floor plan..?

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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Roderick Grant wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 1:45 pm
The area beyond the living room was originally a large room for a former owner's cats. In 1996 Tobias Guggenheimer restored the house to its current configuration. The exterior walls by Resnick were kept, but the interiors were altered ... and the cats dispossessed.
Interesting. So we can assume that nowadays, unfortunately the house has many alterations, far from the original..?

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I have four floor plans, including one published by Roland Reisley in 2001, showing the work by Guggenheimer. Photographs show that the planned extension at the opposite end of the house was never attempted; the fireplace intended for that space exists today as a niche in the outside wall, and the generous counterflashing let into that stone wall, in anticipation of an abutting roof, shows in an early photo (also in Reisley) but has apparently been removed since, according more recent color photography.

I am getting a "session timed out" notice when I try to upload images to my host, today, so nothing to post so far. (Maybe Yahoo heard me talking about them . . .?)

S

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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Okay---here we go. Guess my larger images choked the upload system at the web host.

Image Monograph 7 (1988)

Image © 1993 W A Storrer

Roland Reisley (2001):
Image
Image

Image 1
Image 2
Image 3
Image 4
© 1996 by Tobias Guggenheimer

Image© 1993 W A Storrer

Image 5

Image 6

Image 7

Image 8

Image 9

Image 10

Image 11

Plans 1, 2, 3, photo 5 © 1988 A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. and by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

Images 6, 8, 10 © 2001 by Roland Reisley
Images 7, 9, 11 © 2008 by Juergen Nogai

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The addition to the NE behind the living room fireplace doesn't impinge on the original plan much. The space noted in Roland's book as an added master bedroom was actually part of the Resnick work remodeled. It was where the multitude of felines were kept. It is beyond the edge of a sudden drop in the property, and is supported by a Lally column.

The feel of the house is very intimate. The stonework is handsome. Truly an overlooked house.

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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SDR wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Okay---here we go. Guess my larger images choked the upload system at the web host.


Plans 1, 2, 3, photo 5 © 1988 A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. and by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

Images 6, 8, 10 © 2001 by Roland Reisley
Images 7, 9, 11 © 2008 by Juergen Nogai
OMG..!! thanks so much for the info.. The studio proposed by Wright is quite better than the finally built. It's a shame that the extension is only a box. Wright's studio looks very interesting and beautiful.

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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Roderick Grant wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:18 pm
The addition to the NE behind the living room fireplace doesn't impinge on the original plan much. The space noted in Roland's book as an added master bedroom was actually part of the Resnick work remodeled. It was where the multitude of felines were kept. It is beyond the edge of a sudden drop in the property, and is supported by a Lally column.

The feel of the house is very intimate. The stonework is handsome. Truly an overlooked house.
I'm agree with you... that's why I wrote this topic..!! thanks for your information

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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One more image from Roland Reisley's book; caption reads "WRIGHT, WITH ED SERLIN, VIEWING 'TOPO' OF
SERLIN'S CIRCULAR SITE." COSMO-SILEO ASSOCIATES

Image

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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Such a cool house. Have not read through the thread yet, but
the open center seems to contain two implied spatial axis crossing each other diagonally.
(does that make sense?)
Very open.

Reading through an essay by Neil Levine on Laugier's "Primitive Hut" idea.
The essay makes sense of all that for the first time for me.
(love running in to those kinds of things.)
Anyway he says- Wright is never to far from this: the small cabin of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne ...

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Re: Edward Serlin house - NY

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Was just at the property. As there are no good outside shots either on wikipedia's or google maps for the public, I asked the owner if I could photograph it. She would not allow me to and seemed concerned to know if I knew Barbara Gordon...I guess the Conservancy is in charge of posting information, which is little forthcoming at this time. Also, the Baker house is being restored with a 1905 models stucco? Somebody call Gunny Harboe whom did the Robie house restoration.

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