Don Erickson house for sale - Inverness, IL

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DavidC
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Don Erickson house for sale - Inverness, IL

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The white interior is horrid. It will cost a fortune to blast all that paint off the brick.

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I doubt the those busy little floor tiles are original, or the vertical board kitchen cabinets. Perhaps they could be removed with the white paint.

Except those items, a nice house.

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This house was designed for Don Erickson's father while Don was with Wright at Taliesin. If I remember correctly it was his first house.

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Do you suppose that brick was painted over the years? I can't imagine it was original.

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Paul,
You are correct. This was Don's first built design and it was for his father Gunnar Erickson who was a stair builder.
He designed the house while at Taliesin and after the design was complete, he showed it to Mr. Wright. After looking it over, Mr. Wright declared that Don's father owed him a commission for the design, implying that Don stole the idea from him. Don was very upset about this for a long time but later took it as a compliment that Mr. Wright thought so much of his design to claim it as his own.
Don took me through the house when I was working for him. I don't remember it being painted white. I will have to dig out the photos and take a look. I do remember it being wall to wall with furniture and junk. So much that I really couldn't get a good sense of the space.
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Interesting house. Is this the Erickson that practiced in Washington State and Vancouver BC? Or am I thinking of a different Erickson?

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Deke..you are thinking of the late Arthur Erickson.
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Doh!

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Ablin. Interesting; Erickson 1954, Albin 1958. Of course, any comparisons end at this view.

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According to George Ablin, the mitred window shown in the above photo was originally uninterrupted from top to bottom. A wind storm blew the window out, and Wes Peters replaced it with the one seen here, with the transom dividing the window into smaller, sturdier sections.


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