Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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What an interesting house. Have you seen it by any chance, Sutton ? The mixture of traditional and modern forms, materials and details works almost everywhere, though it falls apart a little for me in the library/throne room.

Considering the generous size and number of public spaces, only four bedrooms is a bit of a surprise. The fenestration system is most satisfying in conjunction with stone piers and floors,and quasi-traditional paneling.

I'd worry only about the exterior boards holding up over time; they are cupping a bit already. What substitute ? The corresponding interior board walls look great. But imagine those upper walls being exposed-aggregate concrete ?

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Thanks, Paul; we haven't seen Quarry House in a while, and there seem to be new (and plenteous) photos here. This one seems safe from flooding---at least !

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

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by apprentice Herb Fritz
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/wi/ ... _37276251/

H/T: Scott T.
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Great stone work on the chimney. The sauna looks big enough for a party.

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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6191 ... 0644_zpid/

Found this interesting home on Zillow with some Wrightian touches. Were there any students/apprentices who had a practice in the Denver area in the late 60's? Too bad the interior wood has been painted--or so I assume. The site is on a ridge with a fairly steep drop off to the west, which you can't discern from the photos. This neighborhood is a few miles south of the Red Rocks Amphitheater and contains rock formations similar to the famed amphitheater, but on a smaller scale. Thus the use of red sandstone on the house is appropriate for the area. Thanks!

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Thank you. Yes, too bad about the paint; it would be worth the effort to remove it, just to get the full original effect for an hour or two. The coarseness of the stonework inside, just a bit over the top, reminds me of the Gunning residence for that reason. Beautiful color to that stone, yes ?

Bold forms. The kitchen bay doesn't quite settle for me, on the exterior, but seems worth the trouble inside. The other interior cylinder is a bold mystery . . .

Don't love the stairs mummified in gray carpet !

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I wouldn't call the stone work "over the top" at all, here or at Gunning. It is splendid. The paint is unfortunate. And I dislike the shingle "skirt" wrapped around the house between the floors.

There was a Taliesin apprentice who ended up in Colorado. Geiger knew him, but I cannot remember his name. A quick scan of the Directory shows Stanford Adams at Palmer Lake, CO (@ Taliesin 1959-60, after Geiger was long gone, so probably not him) and Fredric A. Benedict in Aspen, CO (1938-41). Could be Fred, but frankly, I don't know.

One house an apprentice built in CO was high in the mountains with a wall of floor-to-ceiling, butt-ended slabs of glass looking over a declivity into the snow-capped Rockies.

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I like the stonework in both houses; it's on the bold side re scale and texture, as I see it. A bit in-your-face---for some, I imagine ?

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by apprentice Cary Caraway
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... tch#photo0

looks like it has been highly altered.
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