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The Colleyville residence was designed by Kelly Davis, of SALA and previously McGuire/Engler/Davis. I suspect this was a client with a yuge budget and strong opinions.
I missed my chance, decades ago, to pick up a copy of "Two Chicago Architects and their Clients," so I don't know what it uncovers---but a book or more could be devoted to the subject of clients, subdivided by type, from the meek or subservient, to the presumptuous and demanding. Wright's clients could no doubt be subjected to such a study . . .
I've got a copy.
One of the things it documents is that a lot of Wright clients were well educated and not that wealthy.
Wereas all of Shaws clients were rolling in dough.
Another thing I remember from the book is a statement from Robie, saying the whole process of procuring his house was one of the best handled business deals he was ever involved in.
I'll try to find the actual quote
Are there any comments you would like to make about the job Mr. Wright did for you, Mrs. Greene?
Oh, everything was satisfactory, I think. We liked him, liked his personality.
He was supposed to be a man of great personal charm.
Yes, we liked him. We certainly never regret building our house.
The only reference to Robinson, who has been wrongly credited with significant involvement with the design, is that he was the first person with whom the Greenes discussed the contract before meeting with FLW, nothing about any other connection.
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David,DavidC wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 amHome For Sale: 23791 Skyland Drive, Crestline, CA 92325 | CENTURY 21 - (1:04) David
There is not one thing about this house that is Wrightian.
Here's the copy from the real estate site linked below the video:
"This is a unique and special home nestled down into the forest. The owner is an artist who's created a fairy tale complete with a dragon weather vane, and a huge cement and mosaic dragon who wraps himself around an outdoor spa. The gardens are beautiful, the architecture is much like that of Frank Lloyd Wright, bringing the home into the surroundings. Massive living room with floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors and large stone fireplace for those chilly, winter nights."
Wright's fame makes him a natural for lucrative appropriation. As always, caveat emptor !