Gillin Info-Red slab flooring-

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goffmachine
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Gillin Info-Red slab flooring-

Post by goffmachine »

Hello Everyone.
I have been searching Wrightchat and the internet about info regarding the Gillin Residence.
The images are very elusive. Not many online.
Only a few shots from the film Bottle Rocket . And one pretty good interior from Arcaid. Fabulous fireplace and ceiling lighting!!!
Maybe my favorite Triangle grid design.

http://www.arcaid.co.uk/search.php?inc= ... fcheckbox=

http://www.dougnewby.com/Architecture/A ... kbrook.asp

Can anyone post a Floorplan?
Any juicy information about it?
It seems to be the largest and last of the Usonians. is this true?
Oh and one other question....
Which Wright design was the the first to use the Red concrete slab flooring???
It seems that near the end that the flooring was not being made red any longer. Gillin and Fawcett both have non-red floor. Any other concrete slab flooring not red out there????

Wrightgeek
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Post by Wrightgeek »

goffmachine-

I can verify for you that the floors in the Griggs Residence in WA state are definitely not red either.

Sequoia
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Post by Sequoia »

The first concrete floor to my best recollectionwould have been the first Jacobs house.Without research I would venture a guess it was red.Some floors were not red , but brown, I believe that was Olga's doings.

stoddard
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Post by stoddard »

The Eric Brown House in Kalamazoo, MI has a brown concrete floor while the adjacent, contemporaneous McCartney has a red floor. Not sure about the color of the floors in the other two houses in this development.

I think it's safe to say that a brown concrete floor is a very rare exception to the use of Wright's favored Cherokee Red.

peterm
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Post by peterm »

The first concrete floor was not Jacobs, rather La Miniatura in Pasadena, Ca. from 1923. Malcolm Willey (1934) had a red brick floor, and Jacobs 1 (1936) would be the first realized red concrete floor.

jim
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Post by jim »

Fawcett has a brown concrete floor, according to a former thread on this site on the advice of the client because of dirt and dust at that agricultural site. I believe that thread goes on to say FLlW approved the brown, which Olgivanna said he would never have approved.

The Reisley addition has terrazzo floors rather than concrete, again at the request of the client, for ease of maintenance.
Jim

Reidy
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Post by Reidy »

UT and Larkin had magnesite.

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Post by Wrightgeek »

Reidy-

As does Robie on the lower levels.

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