Wright's Woolley House Sells in 5 Days

To control SPAM, you must now be a registered user to post to this Message Board.

EFFECTIVE 14 Nov. 2012 PRIVATE MESSAGING HAS BEEN RE-ENABLED. IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS AND PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

This is the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's Message Board. Wright enthusiasts can post questions and comments, and other people visiting the site can respond.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, *-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time they see fit.
Roderick Grant
Posts: 10573
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:48 am

Post by Roderick Grant »

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.

Patryko
Posts: 50
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:10 pm

Post by Patryko »

John:

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!

outside in
Posts: 1272
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:02 pm
Location: chicago

Post by outside in »

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.

Post Reply