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Here is a drawing with the fireplace moved. It appears an apprentice did the plan, and Wright came and added comments.
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 9702620323
The curved terrace on the west seems to say "What is purpose?".
A terrace to the north seems drawn in by Wright's hand....?
And the commentary on the main space is about an enlargement:
"Could maybe moved out by one more section––although proportion is good. Believe room is pretty small for all kinds of activities. What are dimensions?"
This drawing is interesting regarding the roof form...
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 9702650317
The thumbnail illustration (on top right on floor plan) seems to show a hip roof, and do the two notes that say "slope" in the living room indicate the same, or something else?
And this drawing looks to be from Wright (?) as an entirely different scheme, which has its main space "flipped".
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 9702679206
Could anyone who can read Wright's handwriting tell me what it says to the right of "Terrace"? And below that, which looks to be the hallway, what does that say?
(I also find the lines drawn in the pathways of the house to be fascinating... Is this Wright checking the directional movements of his design? An evidence of his plotted "compression and release" effect?)
The second drawing includes an elevation of the house at far right, drawn in the orientation that relates it to the plan. The word(s) "slope" on the plan become clear after a look at this elevation drawing.
The third drawing is notated in Wright's hand. One wonders if this is his sketch entire, using a gridded sheet applied to a larger piece of paper (?). It certainly is the original scheme, flopped.
Now we have seen that first scheme in at least three times as many drawings as the second (Rattenbury ?) design, suggesting affirmation of the course of the design for this client as reported by Pfeiffer.