Parkwyn Village ~ McCartney Residence for Sale

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Craig
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Parkwyn Village ~ McCartney Residence for Sale

Post by Craig »

Just stumbled upon this listing. Looks quite lovely (and actually affordable):

http://tiny.cc/8iMAp
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SDR
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Post by SDR »

As each house by the famous architect becomes available, in turn, it is touted thus:

"This house is often described [as] the quintessential Usonian home" -- or some similar superlative phrase.

I suppose if it didn't work they wouldn't do it ?


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egads
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Post by egads »

We should be glad they even know it is a Usonian.

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Post by peterm »

Whether or not is "quintessential", it certainly is one of the most imaginative, open and interesting Usonian plans:

http://sdrdesign.com/McCartney.jpg

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Post by SDR »

It make the remarkably unusual Lamberson plan(s) -- from about the same year ? -- seem almost stodgy by comparison ! The McCartney plan drawing
is like some cartoon icon of futurism -- a rocket ship shooting off the page. Both McCartney and Lamberson have a few right-angled elements, just to
bring them back to earth for a moment, here and there. . .

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Post by archfan »

The floorplan Peter posted has one bedroom, but the real estate listing says four. Was there an addition?

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Post by dtc »

SDR posted two plans of Lamberson...which is more accurate?

The workspace/utility area showing the greatest difference.

Also the planter position and shape off the study...?

Master bath?

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Post by peterm »

The first plan is the more accurate one. The hexagonal workspace was changed to the more rectilinear one with the abandonment of a small utility basement. For some unknown reason, the second plan appeared in the 1959 House and Hoome article, but it is not correct. It must be some sort of preliminary sketch...

Lamberson and McCartney (songwriting duo????) do have much in common, but it is the concise lean open plan which makes McCartney more like a twisted, deconstructed cousin of the Seth Peterson cottage.

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

This house would make a nice Wright Rental.

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Post by PrairieMod »

How much work does it need, though?

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Post by DRN »

Storrer and the Monograph indicate the house was designed to be constructed in phases. The plan in SDR's link is phase one, the photos on the realtor site show the house as eventually expanded per Wright's plan.

A nice, sane price for a house that looks to be in reasonable condition. The Meyer house on the other side of town was listed in the $250-260K range about 10 years ago. Not sure of the economy in Kalamazoo, but the nearby Upjohn facilities should be relatively stable...any biochemical engineers out there with an interest in FLLW?

Per the pics, it looks as if the small terrace to the east of the piano on SDR's plan has been closed in.

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Post by GKevinK »

Anybody have any idea what the deal is with the one bedroom with the flat plastered ceiling? Seems out of place to me.

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Post by Education Professor »

It seems that roofline of McCartney is similar to the one for Lovness Cottage C......

EP

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Post by classic form »

Here is some additional information on the house:

https://is.bsasoftware.com/bsa.is/Asses ... R&unit=233

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Post by SDR »

Thanks, classic form. Have you visited the house ?

For the record, it was Peter who linked to Dr Storrer's plan; here are the three (!) that he publishes in the "Companion" -- and a plan for the Lovness Cottage C, for comparison.


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