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34 recent shots of Goetsch-Winkler house (Interior/Exterior)
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Mobius



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: 34 recent shots of Goetsch-Winkler house (Interior/Exterior) Reply with quote

http://4sure.co.nz/gw

New image names: goetsch-winkler-ELXX.jpg
where XX are numbers 15 through 49.

Click the "Last Modified" header so newest files are at the top...

The folder listed contains 34 new shots of the Goetsch-Winkler house, taken by Eric Lundquist and he has kindly allowed me to host them for your enjoyment. The lady in the photo was the owner at the time (since re-sold) and the photos on the wall are originals painted by Professors/Ms's Goetsch and Winkler - a very nice touch.

As you may know, the GW house is my very favourite after Jacobs #1, and it's my intention (at some stage...) to build another home in NZ based on this wonderful Usonian.

Photos are from some time 2005 on a lovely autumnal day.

Eric has toured both the GW and Jacobs #1 residences - and he loves GW so much he built a house based on it himself! By his own admission, it deviates somewhat from FLW's original GW design, and "The exterior appears more Louis Kahn than Frank Lloyd Wright, but I think it works as a piece of architecture."

Well, well done Eric! If you're reading this, please remember you said you'd send some pics of your home - and I'm sure many readers here would love to see your take on this masterpiece.

Happy New Year FLW peeps.

Here's each individual URL: Open links in new window or tab...

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DRN



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year to you as well.
Thanks for posting these. It's always great to see an icon from other than the iconic views. I was particularly interested in seeing the kitchen details. Obviously there had been some changes made since '39, but it all hangs together happily. The little slot window between the sink and the chimney mass is slick...defines the kitchen screen wall from the chimney mass and allows a peekaboo to see approaches to the carport.
Thanks again.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another kitchen detail that I hadn't known the existence of, is the brick counter/enclosure with wood cubicles, on the inside wall (back of chimney).

Most unusual, no ?





This photo from the early 'nineties is equally cluttered, but a lot prettier, I think.
Would Wright have a real tooth-ache at the sight of the interior now ?

SDR
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mobius - thanks for posting the pictures. Most enjoyable.

And, as SDR has pointed out, the wine rack & shelving under the brick 'counter-top' seems very unique.


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DRN



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR: I was wondering about the cubbies too. The floor plan detail you posted on the chair thread indicates a heater closet in this area. I wonder if that was moved to the "Michigan cellar" that Storrer notes. That might explain the mysterious brick vent (in the iconic "In the Nature of Materials" cover pic) low on the west? elevation beneath the windows and planter facing the glen. The brick vent could be a combustion air intake for the boiler.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can well imagine the need for blinds in this house. When I saw it, from the exterior only, it was obvious that people had pressed their faces against the glass to see inside. Nevertheless, the blinds are unfortunate. Pictures hanging about don't do much for the decor either. But I do think the Remington, if placed on something more appropriate, would look very much at home in this splendid space. Every owner I have known about has been female; anyone know of any man who has ever lived in the house? Odd, isn't it?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The exterior photos at the end of the series are particularly affecting -- this opus is one of the purist and most minimal of the Usonians, isn't it ?

Don't you wonder what that steel ring was used for, in the last photo ?


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peterm



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about that fireplace, everyone? does it get any better than that?

http://4sure.co.nz/gw/S269P2.JPG
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've always loved that. And it appears small enough to actually draw correctly, without modification.

Remember, too, that this house has no chimney at all ! The flue opening is only an inch or two above the roof surface. And this too seems not to have
been altered -- unlike some other Usonian chimneys. (How many houses have had either the flue, or the brickwork, extended upward ? More than a couple. . .)

This is an attractive photo. I don't recall seeing it before.

SDR
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply one of the best.... and I'll keep my other snobbish, arrogant, and opinionated thoughts to myself!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This recent (?) photo by Alan Weintraub is almost sublime. . .


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is this what wright meant when he said:
"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities."

that room is pure luxury.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks....Mobius "blew" my cover (with my complete permission of course)...I'm the Eric Lundquist he refers to who took the pictures. I am happy to share them because I knew you would all appreciate them!

This house is magical. It's Frank Lloyd Wright at his best, which is a force indeed. It should be on every short list of his best houses.

The kitchen was completely reworked by the owner pictured. I think it turned out pretty nifty.

And Roderick, to answer your question, there have been some male owners/residents of the house. One was an architect named Vasold who bought it from the professors when they moved to Arkansas.

There was another architect from South America (Brazil?) who bought the house and essentially abandoned it and it was then foreclosed upon. He only visited it once a year, if that. This was the situation that brought it to the attention of the FLWBC. I may be missing somebody, but those are the ones I know about.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where does the fold down shelf occur? It looks as though it is a pass through--but not from the workspace. I can't remember which picture it is shown on.

What a wonderful house. Even though the furnishings are not remotely Wright or even modern, the space is wonderful. I have only seen it with my nose pressed to the glass, so any interior shots are always appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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