Ablin Residence is elusive

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goffmachine
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Ablin Residence is elusive

Post by goffmachine »

This is tough one for me to find...
I am having difficulty finding any information and images regarding Mr. Wrights Ablin residence. (Bakersfield?)
I could only find one image from a don Erickson thread. Also there was mention of perf boards and block?
Can anyone contribute any ifo or photos???
Thanks

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

George Albin House
4260 Country Club Road
Bakersfield, CA 93306

1958 T5812

GPS: N35.23.3.6, W 118.56.296

Bing birds-eye: http://binged.it/1gpfJ13
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Reidy
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Post by Reidy »

Scott Zimmerman's Romanza has interior photos.

The house itself is hard to see, being uphill and thus invisible from the street. All you can see is a Wright-designed gate. It faces a country club in the opposite direction. You could see it from a golf cart.

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Post by SDR »

Scot Zimmerman color photos:

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Images from W A Storrer, The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion:

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plan and photos © William Allin Storrer

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Ablin chair and hassock photos:

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Alan Weintraub photo (detail)

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Post by SDR »

More Scot Zimmerman photos:

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photos © 1994 Scot Zimmerman; text from Details of Frank Lloyd Wright


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photos © 2007 Alan Weintraub/Arcaid@arcaid.co.uk

goffmachine
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Post by goffmachine »

thank you!
the images and info are lovely!

SpringGreen
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Ablin House on the Internet

Post by SpringGreen »

This is a nice, new survey of the Ablin house, with photographs (interior & exterior) and even a piece of correspondence from FLW!
http://esotericsurvey.blogspot.com/2014 ... house.html
"The building as architecture is born out of the heart of man, permanent consort to the ground, comrade to the trees, true reflection of man in the realm of his own spirit." FLLW, "Two Lectures in Architecture: in the Realm of Ideas".

John
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Ablin

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Probably the finest house I have never seen!

clydethecat
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Post by clydethecat »

Pepto Bismol Pink, why god why?

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Post by Jeff Myers »

Pink- the color of the 50's.
It's seen in a few Wright homes of the 50's but the pinks were subtle.
I think Ablin has seen a paint job though.
JAT
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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

The Ablin Pepto is original, but the color was not chosen by FLW, who died before construction began. It was the usual suspect. Millie didn't like the color, but was intimidated, and apparently Tom Olsen, the apprentice who supervised construction, approved of it ... or was intimidated as well,

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