For sale: John Carr House - Glenview, IL

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DavidC
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For sale: John Carr House - Glenview, IL

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Beautiful house. I'm disappointed that they didn't show the interior. An odd listing.

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A change was made to the inglenook; compare the two photos above. Actually, I can't get what's going on; the two fireplaces occur under a roof that's been turned 90 degrees ! Too bad we're probably never see a plan of the house as enlarged.

Here's an earlier thread on the house. http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... f=2&t=4057

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SDR wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Photo Alan Weintraub

© 1993 William Allin Storrer
Thanks for the information. I have been always intrigued by the distance of the bathrooms from the living room. I mean if I have friends or family in the house and they need the bathroom, they have to enter to the private area in the bedroom wing. In this house the bath is very far, almost in the end of the house. I have seen many usonian houses with this problem. Why is that..?

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Re: For sale: John Carr House - Glenview, IL

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Interesting but as I said it seems that is necessary that a house goes for sale to have an approach to it. At least we have exterior views.

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The bathroom question is interesting. It is helpful to remember that, in the typical American family residence built in the first half of the last century, the single bathroom would be upstairs with the bedrooms. So, a trip down a longish hallway to the only (often) bathroom in a prewar Usonian would be comparable in effort, if not easier, than in the typical residence. As the postwar decade progressed, many if not most Usonians had more than one bath, with one of them more convenient to the living spaces. Carr may be a holdout in that regard.

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Article/photos from the Robb Report

https://robbreport.com/shelter/homes-fo ... 234578687/

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The small, gabled blip in the ceiling, centered over an interruption in the brick wall (photo #6) looks like it originally was access to the outdoors, and was filled in with cabinetry. This has to be in the extension; I cannot find any hint of it on the original plan. But it is integrated so carefully, it is hard to tell. No exterior photo shows it.

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Here it is again.
In terms of the interiors shaped by the roof what other house is this related to?

https://www.designboom.com/architecture ... 1-03-2020/

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