Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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DavidC
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Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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DavidC wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:25 am
Cedar Rock Welcome Video - (4:22)


David
amazing video..!! thanks for sharing this..!!

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Yeah---that's pretty nifty, isn't it. A growing trend (?) to full-screen video---dependent first upon a sufficiently large digital file, and then on the initiative of the presenters---is present here, and it makes a significant difference to the effect.

Wonderful property---excuse me, "estate"---and we see the boathouse properly, and in its environment---and no, the building is not "cantilevered off of" the rock formation, but that's okay. Good looking all around. I wonder still what the formwork for that roof edge looked like, and was made of . . .

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Image Glass House

Image Walter
Image Walter as constructed
© 1993 by William Allin Storrer


Glass House section:

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© The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York) except as noted
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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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I was surprised to hear the state park guide pronounce "Quasqueton" the way it looks, because the locals say "Kaskie."

When I was there many years ago, there was no place other than a Casey's to buy food and supplies. It's a remote

location, even for Iowa.

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Never heard of the Glass House before.
Could kick myself for not buying the Taschen volumes when they were affordable.
Can't make out the note about the steel mullions between the panels.
Would love to see a construction detail where the mullions meet the roof.

The music in the video was recorded on the piano in the garden room.
Composed and performed by Cedar Rock staff member Nathaniel Allaire.
All those birds sounds probably come from the site too.

One of the more appealing house videos.
Thanks SDR for pointing out the full screen function - Would not have gone there otherwise.

What's going on in the bathroom? That white cube sink looking thing on top of the tub? Does it move?

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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I wonder if that image of FLW was taken at the Plaza? That bit of trim in the background looks like nothing he did himself.

Loo Tee, I am not an expert on native languages, but I would suspect the original pronunciation would be kas-khe-Tahn', with a short 'e' and the emphasis on the last syllable.

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Walter has a unique self-contained fitting in its three bathrooms. In Storrer's photo the toilet is nearest the camera, separated from the tub/shower by a sink unit.

As usual, Storrer provides tidbits of information not found elsewhere.


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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Tom wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:59 am
Never heard of the Glass House before.
Could kick myself for not buying the Taschen volumes when they were affordable.
Can't make out the note about the steel mullions between the panels.
Would love to see a construction detail where the mullions meet the roof.
One item I've not seen mentioned is that the original design (prior to the Walter House) called for the higher, clerestory roof in the living room ... to slide open. Sorry, but don't recall where I read that fact, but it was probably in an Architectural magazine ... from the 1950's. All my copies are filed away in boxes, and I'm not going to dig them out.

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Looking through the matter in Monograph 6 and in Taschen III, for the 1945 Glass House and for its three offspring offered not long after---for Lowell Walter, for T L McDonald (Washington, DC)and for Vito Greico (Andover, MA)---I find no mention of an openable roof or clerestory sash. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't occur somewhere in the literature.

Oddly, while the Monograph entry for the Ladies Home Journal Glass House shows only the right-angle version of the plan (which I posted here), the text refers to a subsequent development in which the living-room pavilion is rotated to 45º from the bedroom wing. The Walter, McDonald and Greico plans all have the pavilion cranked to 60º---as do the two Glass House plans in Taschen . . .

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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It only makes sense that the clerestory should open to move air and heat.
I would have expected that I think.
Would be surprised to find out that clerestory in Cedar Rock does NOT open.
Anyone know?

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Yep
Shot on Cedar Rock website shows a panel open.

Hinged at the bottom for more efficient hot air escape and protected from rain by the overhang.

I imagine this made for a right pleasant room on some days.

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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Storrer's last photo, above, showing the east elevation of the River Pavilion, portrays the building as having a shed roof, when in fact all roofs at Walter are flat. Yet another aspect of Wright's mastery of design is broached: one bold move at a time is enough. Where a less disciplined hand might combine the molded roof edge characteristic of this work with multiple roof pitches, Mr Wright knows not to overplay his hand: don't use all your tricks in one performance !

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Re: Video: Walter House "Cedar Rock - Quasqueton, IA

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699 photographs of the house on the Cedar Rock website from visiting guests ... or maybe it’s the Google Maps site.

Lots of the built in walnut has same edge profile as roof.

Lots of fans visible in the pictures as well.

One shot of staff guide in park uniform and hat playing the piano. Bet that’s Alliare.

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