Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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DavidC
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I am not going to register at eBay just for the opportunity to ream out this seller -- but I'm tempted. Ignorance is clearly no barrier to entry into the arena of do-it-yourself sales. Shouldn't the party be encouraged to explore, say, Sheraton-style furniture ?

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

John
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Wright-style house

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" Bob and Judith Binder built a new Frank Lloyd Wright–style house rather than building an old one..."

I would imagine it would be extremely inefficient to "build an old one [house]!"

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It's better than the couch.

If one were to give it a moniker of its own, as FLW was wont to do, "Mixed Metaphors" would seem appropriate.

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I just found out that Edmund Zarek was the architect.


Edmund J Zarek AIA and Associates Architect-Residential
Edmund Zarek
45 Court of Greenway
Northbrook, Illinois 60062- (847) 498-3287

also appears to be a faculty member at Oakton Community College in Skokie, IL.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Roderick,
While I think this is an above average effort the mixing of the cornerless window with Prairie Style does not work for me. So your mixed metaphor rings true for me also.

I did like how the stairway was handled with the skylight, etc. Not Wrightian, but nice nonetheless.
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"You're the real thing. Yeah the real thing. You're the real thing. Even better than the real thing...

...Give me one last dance
We'll slide down the surface of things...

You're the real thing. Yeah the real thing. You're the real thing. Even better than the real thing..."

U2- from "Achtung Baby"

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It's nice to see (for once) none of the all-too-common pseudo-Wright leaded glass windows. Even better would have been to see the same wood-muntin pattern used throughout; in the curious rounded-corner bedroom there are three patterns vying for attention. The corner windows might have been treated to matching muntins as well . . .

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The shame (after the obvious) is that the maker of this fine object will remain obscure and unacknowledged . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nantoa ?

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It's lovely, and a finely crafted object, but $20,000.00?

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Right. And maybe more, if it turns out to be by a famous designer ?

Sales by innuendo . . .

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Because Frank so loved houseplants ...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRANK-LLOYD-WRI ... 4ac68e23b7

ScottCLE
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Post by ScottCLE »

I'm assuming that this EBay vase guy got emails (at least one from me). He switched from FLLW to Illuminati in its description and kept the $20000 price.

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