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http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%2 ... HH6-56.htm
I had never noticed these terrific interior shots before. The nook for the baby grand in the middle of the glass wall is downright surreal. Duchamp and Breton would approve!
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/ ... 000998.pdf
By 1989, the carport seems enlarged/enclosed, the living room shed roof looks thickened (possibly hiding A/C ducts above the thin roof plane?), and a strange stone and glass pier has grown next to the house's bedroom(?) wing.
Storer noted that Bruce Goff had designed some alterations to the house...the connection of Mrs. Blair to Goff in Chicago in the '30's, noted in the 1956 article, might explain that.
The plan (Mono 8/31) indicates that the piano was intended to be turned 90 degrees counterclockwise from the position shown, with the keyboard exposed and the long, hinged side parallel to the stone wall, probably for sound projection.
The Blairs attended the 1986 FLW Homeowners' Conference in Los Angeles. Very nice couple. Are they still there? One or both?
Mrs. Blair also dragged out Goff's drawings for me to inspect. I said nothing, but they were a shock. Next to Wright's living room was a two-story monstrosity ... way out of scale with Wright's design. Mrs. Blair indicated that they were all but ready to build.
After returning to the desert I naturally told Johnny about Goff's plans ... and that's the last I ever heard of his addition. Johnny was a quiet, unassuming fellow, but when he put his foot down he put his foot down.
Yeah, it's unplayable as photographed. Doesn't look like there's enough room between the keyboard and the wall for a human on a bench. Some art director probably moved it.Roderick Grant wrote: The plan (Mono 8/31) indicates that the piano was intended to be turned 90 degrees counterclockwise from the position shown, with the keyboard exposed and the long, hinged side parallel to the stone wall, probably for sound projection.