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