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© Yukio Futagawa
Futagawa's photo above is comparable to this one https://ap.rdcpix.com/43d43c9129931d35f ... 4_h768.jpg
The upward curl of the carport/workshop roof is most unusual; the sag visible along its length is more common. In any event the roof clearly needs to be rebuilt. Deterioration of some exterior blocks (or tiles) is extensive; one thinks of the LA houses at their worst. The house is now further than ever away from the images imparted by the pair of limpid and wistful renderings we have . . .
I can't find some photos an owner sent just a few years back, showing landscape work---specifically, new steel strips to be laid edgewise in the soil as curbs for the crushed-rock perimeter beds. Wasn't that McCartney ?
The word "Pending" on the listing means there is a contract on the property that has not closed.
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... f=2&t=6715
John opened his house to the FLWBC's Grand Rapids Conference tours in 2013...I hope he is well.
Some information about the fireplace insert, which is removable/reversible for those who prefer a less efficient but more traditional hearth:
https://www.tulikivi.com/usa-can/news/T ... tney_House
The house or the soapstone fireplace?
The house needs work, but aside from some issues with carport roof, the house proper was sound in 2013. Its garden wall extensions could stand to be replaced, and efflorescence from condensation or flashing/roofing deferred maintenance needs to be removed from some interior surfaces once the issues that caused them are addressed. Mr. Myers had just replaced the boiler with an instantaneous hot water heater for the radiant floor in 2013. I’m not sure of how much insulation is above the plywood ceilings, it’s condition, or if the roof framing is vented.
It’s a neat little house that deserves to be repaired/restored. It is part of a group of houses that used the same “kit of parts”...to remove it from that neighborhood would erase a bit of Wright’s concept of a collective using materials produced in bulk to build their community.