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In a roundabout way, that happened at Barnsdall. The covered walkway from the motor court, through the entry, loggia, hall past the library, conservatory and gallery were all meant to be semi-enclosed circulation through the entire house, a true indoor-outdoor experience with concrete floors. All the walls facing these areas should have been treated the same as the exterior stucco walls, texture and color, but they were finished as if interior walls. The living room wall facing the loggia was painted gold! All that in FLW's absence, absorbed as he was with work on the Imperial. I protested, but as-built seems always to trump as-designed.
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Nice job on the front porch of Goodrich! It was fun to visit two years ago and talk with the nice owners. The progress since that time is very noticeable. The inside was coming along well when I visited and I am sure it has moved forward in a meaningful way.
Another Wright work restored!
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Like many of wrights quotes, his opinions changed over time. I would venture to say that until he discovered the aging qualities of cypress, all wood was either painted or finished with a creosote based stain.