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Looking at the fireplace flagstone floor, there appears to be a raised metal edge separating the stone from the red flooring. The boards and lights at the steps may also provide cover for the edge of a new flooring material. Comparing the present floor to older photos, the present floor looks smoother and very evenly colored. As nice as new. I can see some unit marks in the floor, but they don't look as sharp or deep as in a typical Usonian floor.
In fact, there may be no two Usonian slabs that are exactly alike, given the possible variations in color, texture, and width, shape and depth to the grooves. I'm sure I've even seen one with the joint tooling characteristic of a city sidewalk !
I still don't find the "lights on the steps into the living room." Where did you see those, RG ?
The lights on the steps are in this link. It looks like the wood face on the risers might be a part of the work RG suggests also.DavidC wrote: ↑Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:05 pmA Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House in Minneapolis Overlooking Cedar Lake
(I am reminded of the old couple in Scituate, MA, who in the 'fifties insisted that "Grosha Marx [sic] comes in on our TV at 7:00, not 8:00 !" . . .)
Why wooden risers at the stairs? Why a little raised metal edge separating the fireplace flagstone floor from the red flooring?
Maybe the red flooring is now an overlay of Vinyl?
Storrer missed that trick. But he did inform his readers about other aspects of the design and the clients---and shows a side chair that's a near clone of one designed for the Hanna's dining room.