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BTW there is a Columbus Landmarks tour that will include Ted van Fossen's Rush Creek Village on Sunday August 27 if anyone will be in the area:
Rush Creek Village Walking Tour
Sunday, August 27
Columbus Landmarks is very pleased to partner with Rush Creek Village on a walking tour of this planned residential community in Worthington that was developed in the 1950s and designed by Columbus native Theodore van Fossen. The homes in Rush Creek were Inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and are built of natural materials, using forms carefully chosen to complement the surrounding rolling, wooded landscape. Rush Creek Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and its residents are committed to maintaining the architectural integrity and spirit of the Villageâ€™s organic style of architecture.
Our walking tour will be led by architects and tour guides knowledgeable about organic architecture and Usonian design. A few Rush Creek Village residents will open their homes so that tour participants can fully experience the inherent practical and functional design, as well as the intentional relationship of the homes within the natural setting.
Tour proceeds will benefit Columbus Landmarks and Rush Creek Village.
To answer your question about the benches: Both benches, the built in bench now covered in the gold fabric, and the modular benches with reddish fabric on the opposite side of the room have plywood underneath the cushions. The seats of the modular benches are parallel to the floor, the built in seat and back are sloped and are on hinges with storage under the seat. And both have a 3/4" thick fascia board "lip" extending above the plywood.
The Ã¢â‚¬Å“winningÃ¢â‚¬Â� bid was $1700.00 at Heritage Auction today, with estimate between 800 and 1100. Whoever now owns them, please take good care of them!
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The garage or outbuilding is a complete surprise to me. Were you aware of it ? On the site plan, what is the large geometric field, divided into lanes or strips ?
Where would perfs have been installed ? That's another surprise . . .
I have made a set of copies---but they're only c. 7 3/4" by 12". Now I see the advantage of a 30" monitor !
I fall in love with the house all over again . . .
These 1948 drawings were made for a slightly different location on the property, further away from the street, and closer to the hospital behind the house. The slope was greater there, necessitating the extra triangular planter. Wright requested that the location be switched closer to the east, and the shop, the planter and the perfs were eliminated. The final 1950 drawing shown in Taschen reflects those changes. Also note that the kitchen was originally 60 120 angles with the boiler down a couple of stairs.
It is my guess that Wright realized that the original location with its greater slope required more retaining walls and fill, and might be too close to the hospital.
The Ã¢â‚¬Å“lanesÃ¢â‚¬Â� that you mention? Do you mean the topographical contour lines?