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Another detail we see here is the acute corner in the bedroom, where the boards and battens die into a corner piece made flush with the surface of the sunk batten. This is perhaps a more discreet way to finish an interior wall corner than mitering the materials -- smoother to the hand, and the eye ?
The vertical handles on those doors stand out too.
I would have expected a bone thrown to the horizontal on those.
For a guy who is said to have specified the alignment of screw heads
in these houses one just wonders.
All closet and wardrobe doors are the same plain style. The vertical handles are ever so slightly tapered toward the base to facilitate opening.
The two bedroom doors and bathroom door are just standard doors, certainly old, and the hardware is as well. I'm not 100% sure they are original, but they are very worn.
Using the color of the wood, any wood anywhere, in the interior of the G-W House to identify its type, is less than reliable. One former owner admits to applying a dark stain to the entire interior. Over the years other repairs and cleanings have changed the color of the same type of wood in different areas of the house.
Finally, the beauty of the home is in how the surfaces change color depending on the light, either natural or artificial. Once inside you realize that photographs, black & white or color, do not do this feature justice.
You'e doing a great job with the house -- including letting others have a peek via your blog and posts here. Do you anticipate being there long enough to ponder the possibility of recreating the lost trellises at the bedroom end of the house ? Or will someone else have to take that major task on . . .
Door to bathroom off of master bedroom:
with a web based kick starter fundraising campaign for a project like the trellises.
Once completed you could give donors a weekend there or something like that.
I'm sure Audrey could get the working drawings pro bono on WC at least.
The hard part would be construction of course.
The roof featured in the 1989 issue of Old House Journal is still just fine. Minor repairs to the membrane from storm debris are all that's been needed. Replacing the trellis would require a complete roof replacement as well as rebuilding the wood trim sections removed/reworked in 1989. So..."If it ain't broke..."
http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... c&start=15
For those wondering what we're talking about, Audrey's blog shows the two missing trellises:
https://www.facebook.com/16842551251495 ... =3&theater
It is certainly true that a great deal of the roof would have to be exposed to properly rebuild the missing trellises.
http://www.savewright.org/wright_chat/v ... 9128#79128