Video: Are You Sure About Buying a FLW Home?

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DavidC
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Video: Are You Sure About Buying a FLW Home?

Post by DavidC »

(this video is from 2013)

Are You Sure About Buying a Frank Lloyd Wright Home? - [3:01]


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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

I was unaware that it was excessive development that brought about the flooding at Bachman-Wilson. Similar things happen here in Los Angeles. The upper reaches of the Hollywood Hills were deemed too fragile for development, so there was a limit for developers ... until there wasn't. Now houses are built atop the hills, causing drainage problems for home owners farther down. No restrictions, it seems, mean anything when there is money to be made. Even government will ignore or rewrite restrictions to make a buck.

Iowegian63
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Post by Iowegian63 »

I wonder how much the storage issue is actually true, or just people have too much crap nowadays. I have been in Usonians that have tons of storage. The Lowell Walter house, for instance, has cabinets and shelves the entire length of the bedroom wing.

DRN
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Post by DRN »

This video was a companion piece to a Wall Street Journal article written a couple of years ago...the interviewee in the video was the writer of the article. I was interviewed for the article as were some other Wright homeowners. As might be expected from the WSJ, the article focused on the cost of everything and its investment potential, and little attention was paid to the worth of anything beyond dollars and cents.

SREcklund
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Post by SREcklund »

I'm no sociologist, but I think the whole idea of having "stuff" is a result of the post-war consumerism of the 50s and beyond. I can't imagine even the most visionary architect of the 1930s imagining a world where people would rent storage spaces to stuff things they wouldn't even look at but once every 10 years. Frankly, I'd welcome living in a Wright usonian just for the forcing factor it would apply to the crap I have today ... :-o
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