Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)

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JimM
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Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)

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I don't find Dropbox very intuitive... but after opening the link, click next to "Name" on the left, then click the "eye" to the right of the first image, which will open a slideshow.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nrmlollokbms ... XJZoa?dl=0

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Nice house, Jim. Where would it be located ? What does the name Moy Hill signify ?

Tasty---very tasty. S
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SDR wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Nice house, Jim. Where would it be located ? What does the name Moy Hill signify ?

Tasty---very tasty. S
Thanks, Stephen. Moy is a small village outside Inverness, Scotland and located alongside Loch Moy which has a small island with ruins dating to the origins of clan MacIntosh. I was lucky enough to visit the area while seeing a friend in London a long while ago. The house is in no particular location... but perhaps closer to the size Darwin Martin assumed when Wright asked him to finance a "small cottage up country" for his mother.

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JimM wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:07 pm
SDR wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Nice house, Jim. Where would it be located ? What does the name Moy Hill signify ?

Tasty---very tasty. S
Thanks, Stephen. Moy is a small village outside Inverness, Scotland and located alongside Loch Moy which has a small island with ruins dating to the origins of clan MacIntosh. I was lucky enough to visit the area while seeing a friend in London a long while ago. The house is in no particular location... but perhaps closer to the size Darwin Martin assumed when Wright asked him to finance a "small cottage up country" for his mother.

My, my ... If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this designer is very sincere, indeed: Ming vase near the entrance, along with a Kwanyin beside a Dutch door, Taliesin table lamps, Japanese prints here and there, a standing print stand in a bedroom ... complete with decks ... and a Birdwalk, besides. The design really is a retelling of Taliesin I.

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As someone who would love to build a recreation of Taliesin 1, I must say Jim, how you've interpreted T1's vernacular is wonderful! The twists and turns from the car park, through the garden, and to the front door have that intimate meandering flow that I visualize in historic photos and in your awesome model of T1.

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UpOnGoblinHill wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:21 pm
As someone who would love to build a recreation of Taliesin 1, I must say Jim, how you've interpreted T1's vernacular is wonderful! The twists and turns from the car park, through the garden, and to the front door have that intimate meandering flow that I visualize in historic photos and in your awesome model of T1.
Well, that makes two of us! A recreation someday would be nice somewhere... and thanks for the kind words.

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Rood wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:36 pm
JimM wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:07 pm
SDR wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Nice house, Jim. Where would it be located ? What does the name Moy Hill signify ?

Tasty---very tasty. S
Thanks, Stephen. Moy is a small village outside Inverness, Scotland and located alongside Loch Moy which has a small island with ruins dating to the origins of clan MacIntosh. I was lucky enough to visit the area while seeing a friend in London a long while ago. The house is in no particular location... but perhaps closer to the size Darwin Martin assumed when Wright asked him to finance a "small cottage up country" for his mother.

My, my ... If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this designer is very sincere, indeed: Ming vase near the entrance, along with a Kwanyin beside a Dutch door, Taliesin table lamps, Japanese prints here and there, a standing print stand in a bedroom ... complete with decks ... and a Birdwalk, besides. The design really is a retelling of Taliesin I.
Well, “in the spirit of” anyway, in a good way I hope.

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"... but perhaps closer to the size Darwin Martin assumed when Wright asked him to finance a "small cottage up country" for his mother." Heh---I love it !

I have no trouble distinguishing your little dream from Taliesin I; it is its own thing, clearly designed by someone quite familiar with Wright's earlier work. It is essentially a two-bedroom cottage, with one of the suites separated from the main structure, as an in-law or guest quarters ?

The meandering arrival path continues through the interior, yet there is an allée at the center of the plan, from the door of the detached suite all the way through the house to the furthest reach of the elevated porch. Order, unity and variety combined.

S
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SDR wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:40 pm
"... but perhaps closer to the size Darwin Martin assumed when Wright asked him to finance a "small cottage up country" for his mother." Heh---I love it !

I have no trouble distinguishing your little dream from Taliesin I; it is its own thing, clearly designed by someone quite familiar with Wright's earlier work. It is essentially a two-bedroom cottage, with one of the suites separated from the main structure, as an in-law or guest quarters ?

The meandering arrival path continues through the interior, yet there is an allée at the center of the plan, from the door of the detached suite all the way through the house to the furthest reach of the elevated porch. Order, unity and variety combined.

S
Too kind, but only an homage to the best example of Wright's spatial genius, IMO... the practicality of guest quarters to extend the layout while keeping things compact made sense. I was more than tempted to substitute a studio, but the goal of simplicity works as is without adding more function. Of course, were this ever to be remotely feasible, a studio could easily double as separate guest accommodations within the same footprint... at least the addition of a farm unit would be extremely unlikely!

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