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The Wieland houses are the last entries in Taschen III. Pfeiffer's text does not touch on the relationship between the two Wielands; were they brothers, or father and son ? Both houses were intended for sites in Hagerstown, MD.
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Doesn't the Greenberg House have a fireplace in the kitchen?Rood wrote:Can that be a fireplace in a corner of the workspace ... to the immediate right of the entrance? The drawing features a red "fire" exactly like the one in the living room fireplace.
In response to your request here is what I received from our Office of Development:
The plans were executed for Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Franklin of Louisville, KY, but they never built the house. They are dated February 4, 1959. Troy University alumnus Wade Hall, who served on the faculty of Bellarmine University in Louisville, was a close friend of the Franklin family, and they gave them to him. He in turn has donated them to Troy University.
Jesse Franklin House - perspective
Jesse Franklin House - plans
Paul, would you mind asking a further question of them - if they will be in consultation with the FLW Foundation in executing this project? Thank you.
" The Jesse Franklin plan is a long one, with the entrance at its center adjacent to a parking area, but with no provisions for carport. As one enters, which the preliminary plan reveals, the living room is on the right, a fireplace at the far end; two bedrooms, bath and laundry reach out to the right. The workspace, in this plan, like the one for Strake #2 occupies its own bay, looking out over the hilltop to the west, the dining table placed in the living room nearby. But when the working drawings were prepared, the workspace was brought back into the plan, more in the central part of the house, and the bay was broadened and reserved for dining. The fireplace was changed likewise, from its place at the far north of the living to the central mass by the workspace.
On the perspective view a wing is shown on the left that does not appear in the plan, nor in the working drawings. It was a proposal for a future master bedroom suite, but was rejected at the time the preliminaries were made, and not incorporated into the final scheme."
(From Taschen - p. 525)
"The preliminary plan that Wright presented to Jesse Franklin shows an elongated plan with the living room at one end, workspace in the center, two bedrooms, bathroom, and laundry at the other end. The entrance is located at the center, with direct access to the workspace. There is an overlay that can be attached to the plan that is entitled "Future Parent's Wing." It shows a study, bathroom, and master bedroom located adjacent to the living room. The perspective shows the house with this proposed addition. The extended bay for the workspace, seen on the preliminary plan, has been changed to an alcove for dining, the workspace brought back behind the fireplace mass and closer to the entry. An interesting detail is the treatment of the roofs: they are shed roofs rising in opposite directions over the living room, while over the bedroom wing the roof is partially flat and then turns into a shed roof. Standard concrete block masonry is used throughout, with some walls battered as they rise, others battered out.".
Again, as with the first house considered, there are significant changes to the plan, which leads to decisions to be made about which path to follow. That the original kitchen extension was converted, according to Mono 8, into a dining area says to me that Rattenbury was involved in that alteration; on the face of it, I would say do not build. It would without doubt be deformed.
(As to the Wieland plans, Gilbert's is an exquisite brick version of the 2-story Erdman plan; Daniel got a cramped cluster of rooms that lacks conviction.)
lack of a carport is not a critical loss.
A nice simple house (w/o the MBR addition) of 1300 sf would make a nice place for a distinguished campus visitor to stay.
Was the FSC Faculty House built without FLW FDN approval or involvement?
Did they have to pay the FLW FDN a fee?