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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Tom, that detail of the seat overlapping the pier is pure FLW; he would always do that, as opposed to stopping the detail at the pier.

The cushion question is intriguing. Fallingwater seems to argue in favor of FLW as the designer of Fir Tree's cushions more so than T-West, where the correlation between back rest and seat is primary, while at Fir Tree, the intermittent cushions relate more strongly to the wood wall, while the banquet simply slides along underneath. Perhaps peterm could come up with a musical analogy that would parallel this difference in architectural rhythm?

egads
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Post by egads »

I think the tall back cushions may be because they are against stone walls in cold places.

krietzerjak
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Post by krietzerjak »

The picture SDR posted April 10, the bottom picture appears to be spliced horizontally. Was this the way it was printed in the book? It appears to be a day and evening views spliced together (and out of alignment).

Just above the top of the cushions (where the splice is), there appears to be a raised wood area above the wider back cushion, only 2" or so. It is also visable in the b/w view. Does anyone know what the purpose is?

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Post by SDR »

Thanks, krietzerjak -- I missed that error. I'll repost the image.

The raised wood strip in front of the framed print (?) perhaps hides a light fixture; its illumination appears on the ceiling in the black-and-white image . . .

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Post by DRN »

I recall noticing an up-light at that location during my visit to the house on a rather dark, rainy day....it was not so noticable on sunny days.

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Post by SDR »

It would be most effective after dark, of course. The light would bounce off the ceiling and make a pleasant atmosphere at the seat -- I would think.


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Post by Jeff Myers »

The light fixture to the ceiling in the living room, including the furniture is just all beautiful. I really never thought Wright rustic was real, well in Fir Tree it is definitely rustic when compared to other homes of a rustic nature.
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