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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 . . .
Walter as constructed
© 1993 by William Allin Storrer
Glass House section:
© The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York) except as noted
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.
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?
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.
As usual, Storrer provides tidbits of information not found elsewhere.
© 1993 by William Allin Storrer, "The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion"
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.
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 . . .
I would have expected that I think.
Would be surprised to find out that clerestory in Cedar Rock does NOT open.
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.
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.