Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Paul Ringstrom
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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The moment I saw the plan, I thought it looked like what William Wilson Wurster would have done in the Usonian style.
Nifty little house.

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Realtor Listing of the above WI house: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 5475-28857
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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More photos of a most impressive essay. Even the Adirondack chairs are superior ! The ceiling in the main space appears to follow the section imposed by pairs of triangular trusses meeting at the ridge ?

The unfinished space with exposed Trus Joist ceiling is suggestive to the adventurous designer: why not leave those joists for all to see ? Unfinished---of course.

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Eric Saed wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:36 pm
This one is not too shabby at all. Not sure who might be behind this one, it doesn't quite match up with the grammar of some of the regional suspects... the fireplace is very Michael McGuire/Kelly Davis-like, but it's much more rustic and "Prairieish" from what I expect from them.
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2267 ... 4686_zpid/
I'm sorry, Eric. I hadn't realized that you had already posted this home.


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Can't get enough of this one ! Only thing missing is a plan. Located northeast of Minneapolis/St Paul . . .

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I haven't listened to the sound track on these, yet; do we know who the "protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright" is, on the Portola Valley property ?

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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FLW gave names to many of his houses that he deemed appropriate. If he had named the Contenders Way house, he would have called it "Higgledy Piggledy."

Odd for such a large house to seem as claustrophobic as the Portola house. The glass may provide plenty of light for the interiors, but they don't seem to have any relationship to the exterior views. It is a very 'closed' space.

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Contenders Way: a typical homebuilder's understanding of Wright...the entry rotunda is more Graves sans color than Wright.
Valencia Court: claustrophobic is right...the windows are treated as singular holes in walls mostly, thus the box is unbroken.

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Ah, knotty pine! I had a knotty pine bedroom, walls and ceiling, 12" boards treated only with Penchrome (?), which retained the pale hue of the wood.

This house isn't half bad. The 'updated' kitchen looks frightful, but otherwise it is a handsome MCM.

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a very Wrightian floor plan

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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