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The inventor was Henry Wright (no relation to Frank), who lived next door to Ezra Stoller on North Kirby Lane in Rye, in a house he designed. (Stoller's house was self-designed in company with ex-Breuer architect Abe Geller.) Wright co-authored, with George Nelson, "Tomorrow's House" (1945). Here is his obituary:
https://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/06/obit ... cture.html
Henry Wright's house, looking very much as it did in the 'fifties. The Stoller house is slightly visible further up the hill (left), on the same side of the street.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/6+Kir ... 73.6701075
I have subsequently been acquainted with the work of John Gaw Meem, who developed the "pueblo revival style" in Sante Fe in the late 20's, with a strong reflection of the courtyard hacienda prototype - which to me is what Mr Wright was exploring in this Mesa House - and which later became his benchmark for the early usonians.
image from "Facing Southwest the life and houses of John Gaw Meem 2001
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