William BOSWELL house

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juankbedoya
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William BOSWELL house

Post by juankbedoya »

Hi folks, does somebody have information such as plans, pictures or stories of this private residence.? There is only one video on youtube (at least) but no more. It's one of the biggest usonian houses Wright designed but there is not enough documents available.

Tom
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Post by Tom »

Pretty sure this is a new one to me.
They just keep on coming.

Matt2
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Post by Matt2 »

Storer #423.

Duncan
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Post by Duncan »

Several years ago it was for sale and all the RE photos were on this site. You may be able to find them. Just googling "Boswell House" comes up with https://www.pinterest.com/robynsmith7/f ... ell-house/

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Post by SDR »

There is less on this house in the common references than on many other Wright homes; W A Storrer is unusually terse:


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© 1993 by William Allin Storrer

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Neither of these published plans shows the matching carport that was added to the original plan. See photos further below.


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Three photos by Jurgen Nogai, c. 2008, from Taschen III

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Ten unpublished photographs by Wright photographer extraordinaire Dave Anderson:

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SDR
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Post by SDR »

Nor do any of the drawings show the long exterior stair down from the terrace near the living-room fireplace, as seen in Nogai's second photo . . .

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juankbedoya
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Post by juankbedoya »

Tom wrote:Pretty sure this is a new one to me.
They just keep on coming.
There is always a new one with F.LL.W.!!!

juankbedoya
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Post by juankbedoya »

Duncan wrote:Several years ago it was for sale and all the RE photos were on this site. You may be able to find them. Just googling "Boswell House" comes up with https://www.pinterest.com/robynsmith7/f ... ell-house/
Thanks for the pinterest link..!! I had not found it

juankbedoya
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Post by juankbedoya »

SDR wrote:There is less on this house in the common references than on many other Wright homes; W A Storrer is unusually terse:
Holy SDR ..!!! Always you..!! Thanks for the plans and pictures..!! I just ask myself if there is any Wright building that you have not anything about it haha.
Greetings from Ecuador.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

The person who bought the house from the Boswell family after the original owners had died, significantly altered the kitchen/laundry/servant/playroom wing, maintaining the integrity of the design.

One of the last houses to escape publication beyond Storrer is Goddard.

juankbedoya
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Post by juankbedoya »

Roderick Grant wrote:The person who bought the house from the Boswell family after the original owners had died, significantly altered the kitchen/laundry/servant/playroom wing, maintaining the integrity of the design.

One of the last houses to escape publication beyond Storrer is Goddard.
Yes, you're right, maybe we should write a topic about Goddard. There is even less information about this one. This is the second time in the chat somebody talks me about Goddard. Actually I prefer the project for Lewis Goddard never built (similar to Grant but in brick and wood) than the actual one.

Matt2
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Post by Matt2 »

Interesting roof details. It looks like the pitched roof ends and drops water (are those ice cycles) onto the flat surrounding roof. And some interesting strip lights on the underside.

juankbedoya
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Post by juankbedoya »

This is the first proposal by Wright and rejected by Boswell. Interesting too

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Boswell #1 is very much like Ina Morris Harper. It is an excellent design, much more striking than Boswell #2.

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Post by SDR »

It appears that the roof of the first proposal is seen in two iterations, in the illustrations above ?

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