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(Odd as it sometimes is, the truth is refreshing.) Here are the curious details -- on two of the more interesting plates in Monograph 6:
(We've looked at this before, but I can't locate the discussion.)
Plate 226, Sheet 7
Sheet 7 detail
Sheet 7 detail
Plate 227, Sheet 6
Drawings from Frank Lloyd Monograph 6, Â© 1986 A.D.A. EDITA
Â© 1985 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
DRN, that might be the case, even though no evidence of it shows in the photo. But if you look beyond the beam in the foreground, you will see a much shorter span in the background, it too with such spindles. Also, the beams seem to be the same, the lower and upper beams are identical in cross section, the same design throughout the house. They are narrow (2"?) at the bottom, then gradually widen up to possibly 6" at the top. They are not, it would appear, single boards with structural integrity, but built-up beams, a variation of the box beam. The spindles appear all over the interiors in images 4199-9, -10, -11, long span, short span.
Nevertheless, it all works, doesn't it? It is a magical space. As close to perfection as Jones ever got.
From what I remember this looks like it could have been your living room. Is it ??
Using the posted Google image, with north at the top of the page, the wing pointing NW contains the dining room, a huge kitchen and at the end, a porte cochere. The wing to the SW contains a carport for 3 vehicles. The longest wing to the SE contains 5 bedrooms and 3 baths along the gallery that Wrighter mentions, with the bedrooms facing NE; at the end, with a roof at 90 degrees to the wing, is a large master suite at a slightly lower level. Tucked between the carport and bedroom wing is a recreation room with a pool table. The wing aiming NE contains the grand entry, the landing (labeled "Music") and the tall "Entertaining" room with the banquette with the mysterious beam overhead. Along the SE face of this wing is a huge roofed terrace.
Hardly adequate to the challenge, that's the best I can do, not having the facilities to post photos.
No, but there are many similarities--the shape of the fireplace is particularly close, as is the orientation of the bank seating (If ours hadn't been ripped out years ago).
I remember seeing this photo from awhile ago. I think it's from a newspaper/magazine feature. House somewhere in MN? TN?
It was also an honor to meet Mr. Parsons. Plans were available to inspect in the kitchen. One of many highlights for this event.