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dtc
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Post by dtc »

I must say the approach to Tokens is really a treat. The spacious apron, the gate, the colored pavement and its distance from the entry to the house all lend to the excitement of the experience.

The grounds are as manicured as they can get. My hat goes off to the owners for they have maintained this house from day one.
This really is, a home in move-in-condition.

hypnoraygun
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Post by hypnoraygun »

Here are some of my photos from the outside. What one would see if they drove by. Quite a place!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypnoraygu ... 45/detail/

dtc
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Post by dtc »

Your pictures captured the elegant contrast between the gate, driveway surface and the natural tonalities of the block.
Very handsome!

egads
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Post by egads »

One hopes they had the sense to loose lay the carpet, otherwise it's removal will require floor repair where the tackless strips where nailed into the floor.

JPB_1971
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Post by JPB_1971 »

Does anyone know a good way of removing soot stains from fireplace mantels/hearths? Not that they detract from Tonkens - they lend a sort of patina to the house, but I've always wondered if there's a good way to remove them.

peterm
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Post by peterm »

There are four different methods shown here:

http://tips.simplygoodstuff.com/cleanin ... -or-stone/

JPB_1971
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Post by JPB_1971 »

Thanks for the link peterm.

jay
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Post by jay »

Someone on the Wright Attitude linked to this video the other day. A nice production from the 80's with a basic approach; I skimmed through it....
Towards the end, a little of gem of footage with Eric Lloyd Wright visiting the home (1:03:00):
https://youtu.be/wT9m5V0S8Y8?t=3775

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

This is, of course, from the Murray Grigor film for BBC, Anne Baxter narrator. Easily the best documentary on FLW to date, far superior to the Ken Burns effort.

jay
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Post by jay »

Right, the 2.5-hour Ken Burns documentary that spent less than 5 minutes discussing Usonian homes.

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Heh. I didn't know you could link to a certain moment in a YouTube video ...!

Eric seems to be tall---about 6 feet ?

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Post by Rood »

SDR wrote:Heh. I didn't know you could link to a certain moment in a YouTube video ...! Eric seems to be tall---about 6 feet ? S
Don't know, but I think he's closer to 6'3"

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Aha. Grandpa shocked if not offended, no doubt ...!

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Eric is very tall. So was his half-brother, Rupert Pole. So was daddy Lloyd. Frank seems to have been the only shrimp in the family.

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