John Howe Cottage question. Please help me find thread.

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goffmachine
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John Howe Cottage question. Please help me find thread.

Post by goffmachine »

Hello everyone.
Im sorry to ask such a dumb/embarrassing question. But I cant remember the name or place where I saw this Howe design.
Im looking for an image I think it was black and white from a magazine or brochure for a very small cottage designed by John Howe. I cant recall the name. I do remember though that there was a drawing of the plan and it was very triangular and that the bedroom was behind the fireplace of the living space.
Can someone please help me with my mental block? And please help me find the thread where I can see the plan and images once again?
Thanks.
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DavidC
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Post by DavidC »

Perhaps this is the thread you are thinking of.


David

goffmachine
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maybe

Post by goffmachine »

I think this may be it but does anyone remember the images Im refering to?
Id love to see the plan again.
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outside in
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Post by outside in »

you may be referring to Howe's living quarters across the valley from Taliesin? Graves still owns the farm and the house.

DRN
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Post by DRN »

The Toby Royston cottage in Exton, PA, discussed in the thread noted by TnGuy was never published, so a plan would only be visible via Howe's archive at the University of Minnesota.

Howe's own cottage, noted by outside in, was published in the October 1959 issue of House Beautiful. The article included a plan.

There were some similarities between the Royston and Howe cottages.

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

The Howe Cottage at Taliesin was enlarged from what appears in the HB article. It was on the market several years ago. There is a thread somewhere on this site, but I don't know how to find it. It must date back to '03 or '04.

SDR
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Post by SDR »

I put this in Search: Howe AND cottage AND Taliesin

and got four responses. Here's one:

http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... e+taliesin

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Post by Roderick Grant »

That's the cottage as originally built (and as good as any Howe house). Many alterations were made, however, and the photos from the realtor's site showed some of them, although did not, as I recall, show how the floorplan had been altered by the additions.

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Post by Wrighter »

The cottage's living room layout--long bank of windows, corner fireplace, wooden dividing unit next to the fireplace--is used in one of Howe's early Madison houses, the Stewart and Jacqueline Macaulay House (1963)

It was on the Wright in Wisconsin tour of a couple years ago. We were told it was Howe's first independent commission. It's right next door to a WW Peter's house.

In the Madison house, though, I think the wooden divider conceals the dining area from the living room, if I'm remembering right, as opposed to defining the galley kitchen as it does in the cottage.

The house was happily still in the hands of the original owners.

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Post by PNB »

I wasn't aware of this cottage - where near Taliesin is it? I'd like to drive by it in my next visit.

goffmachine
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SDR is a genius!!!

Post by goffmachine »

Thank you SDR!!! You are a genius.
That was the link! :D
I can sleep now.
Looks great.

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Phew. That was the first time I tried three key words in Search -- and it worked.

My Life Theory of Stuff: "Everything is Somewhere." Glad we could help !

S

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