Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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rosalyndoe
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Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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Per Wright on the Market, this house is sold, When was this house sold? Thanks

MOman2
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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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Can you see this house from the road?
From the looks of google maps/earth you cannot
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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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"As a former copy editor, I always feel I am defending the person whose name is being misspelled, not attacking the person who misspells it." Ronald Alan McCrea (1943-2019)

MOman2
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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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sorry is this is a re-post
Can you see this house from the road?
From the looks of google maps/earth you cannot

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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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This house was on a FLWBC tour in the Spring of 2017. It is sited at an elevation considerably above the road with a significant amount of foliage between the house and road rendering it all but hidden from the road. I'd venture a guess that even with leaves off the trees, the house is not visible.
The photos on the linked Wright Chat page and these in Architectural Record are a fair substitute...
https://www.architecturalrecord.com/art ... oyd-wright

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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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Thanks. Competent professional writing (complementing Eifler's more-than-competent restoration, and the clients' superior taste) is always a pleasure to encounter.

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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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See DRN, above.

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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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Stephen .... that last one was a spammer.


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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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Ah---thanks. I didn't correctly decipher the red question-mark . . .

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juankbedoya
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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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I would love to watch a video of this absolute gem..!!

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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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Maybe one of the digital modelers working on Wright will get around to this one. In the meantime, there are many useful photos and drawings here: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... f=2&t=7669

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juankbedoya
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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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SDR wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:15 pm
Maybe one of the digital modelers working on Wright will get around to this one. In the meantime, there are many useful photos and drawings here: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... f=2&t=7669

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Thanks but I have already seen that post. It was nice to see the restoration process. I really love this house, it's so beautiful.!

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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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It is. I don't really get the plan form of the gable ends---a perverse reversal of the projecting-ridge version? Can a practical justification of the choice be identified ?

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outside in
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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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pulling the ridge of the gable inwards allows more light to enter the house at the top of the window wall - its really very effective! I'm not aware of any other house that incorporates this feature.

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Re: Louis B. Fredrick House- 1957

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This house slipped through the cracks for decades. It's an example of how a FLW house, more or less ignored by "the chattering class," turns out to be splendid when it is finally noticed. Same thing is true about the Arnold Friedman House.

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