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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The so-called dream house---a confection reminiscent of Wright's early work---stuck me at first glance as embodying three elements characteristic of, among other things, Wright's (very
early) Unity Chapel in Spring Green: a prominent stone base rising to window-sill height; wood-sided walls with connected windows resting upon that base; and a prominent hipped roof.

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What weighs down Dream House is the massiveness and complexity of the roof, extending way too far out. The design of the chapel is much more elegant, in spite of the steep roof. Also, it was designed by Silsbee.
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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing this thread forward post outage, so it can be reached via search.
Keywords :
LIFE, Life Magazine, 1997 Dream House, Taliesin Architects, Rattenbury

Link to the full article for those who don't have the (now 23 year old!) magazine:

http://www.hldesignbuild.com/assets/lifemagazine-may1997-inside.pdf
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SREcklund



Joined: 26 Feb 2013
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Location: Redondo Beach, CA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRN wrote:
Bringing this thread forward post outage, so it can be reached via search.
Keywords :
LIFE, Life Magazine, 1997 Dream House, Taliesin Architects, Rattenbury

Link to the full article for those who don't have the (now 23 year old!) magazine:

http://www.hldesignbuild.com/assets/lifemagazine-may1997-inside.pdf


There's a quote in that article I wish I could staple to the forehead of every person contemplating yet another McMansion:
Quote:
"The priority of a house is to honor the family within," says Rattenbury, "not to impress the neighbors."

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DavidC



Joined: 02 Sep 2006
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Location: Oak Ridge, TN

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dream Weaver - the 1997 LIFE Dream House

Dream Builder


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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Rattenbury LDH for sale in Delaware, Ohio:
https://www.greenhomesforsale.com/listing/view/united_states_ohio_delaware_43015_19722
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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