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broadacrecity



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Okemos Michigan Reply with quote

Again I have more pictures of FLW homes
this time in Okemos Michigan
Here is home number one
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8219/okemosone2.jpg
here is home number two
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2803/okemostwo5.jpg
and the third home:
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/7707/okemosthree2.jpg
thank you for identifying these Michigan homes for me
I have been tearing my head apart trying to figure out all of these pictures that I have collected!
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DRN



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image one is "Goetsch-Winckler"

Image two is a house I saw in Parkwyn Village, the Kalamazoo development, off of Taliesin Dr. where it becomes Lorraine Ave. It was on a drive shared with the Winn house, and one would walk past this house to get to the Winn house. I had a "mailbox chat" with the owner in 1999, and he stated that the house was built with the same materials as the Wright houses, and shares many similarities with them (particularly the Brown house), but that it was not "officially" a Wright design as it does not follow a specific Wright plan. The owner was not sure if the house was a plan altered beyond recognition, or an independent plan made by a builder or apprentice.

Image three: I don't know.
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Jeff Myers



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 3rd photo is the Levin Residence in Michigan now it could possibly be the Eppstein Residence also in Michigan
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DRN



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right about Levin, Jeff.

http://www.peterbeers.net/interests/flw_rt/Michigan/Levin_House/levin_house.htm

Peter Beers' pics confirm it.

Eppstein's bedroom tail nestles into a hill which this house does not.


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broadacrecity



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: here are a few more pictures Reply with quote

here are a few more pics of the home that I think is in Okemos Michigan
http://img10.imageshack.us/i/okemosthree1.jpg/
http://img10.imageshack.us/i/okemosthree3.jpg/
http://img200.imageshack.us/i/okemosthree4.jpg/
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DRN



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Jeff noted, it is the Levin house in Parkwyn Village, Kalamazoo MI. See the link I posted above...your pics match pretty well.

The other house in Okemos besides G-W, is Brauner which has a hipped roof, I believe.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. 2 is Eric Brown in Parkwyn Village near Kalamazoo. Levin and Eppstein are very similar, except the Levin (pictured) carport is to the left of the shed roofed living room, while Eppstein is to the right. They were built in the same year, 1948, but not in Okemos; Levin is in Parkwyn Village and Eppstein is in Galesburg. The concrete house in Okemos is Brauner, which, I believe, has never had interior phots published. Levin, on which Geiger worked and designed the huge kitchen skylight, has an addition by Jack Howe that is not exactly felicitous. When I saw Eppstein many years ago (it is now in ruinous condition, unoccupied) the decor was Early American from Furniture R Us, very disappointing.
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DRN



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I respectfully disagree...Image # 2 is not the Brown house.

Compare Image #2 to Peter Beers' pic of the Brown house:

http://www.peterbeers.net/interests/flw_rt/Michigan/Eric_Brown_House/e_v_brown_house.htm

The Brown house has a one car wide cantilever at its end, and the roof plane splits above the second carport bay; image 2 has much shorter gable end cantilever (just a 3 or 4' overhang) and a continuous roof plane back to the living room portion of the house in the distance.
As I noted earlier this house has similarities to Brown, but it is the house that shares the long drive to the Winn house.
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Jeff Myers



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From looking at Storrer, Brauner has a hipped roof. Also looking at Storrer the Eric V. Brown House is on the same street to the Winn residence. Which is on the same row of houses that Winn is on. And the third photo is Levin for sure after looking at the photos here and on Storrer.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll send an image from Google Earth to SDR for posting that illustrates the relationship of the Brown house, Image #2 house, and the Winn house.

All are on Taliesin Drive: Brown fronts Taliesin Drive, the Image #2 house and Winn share a long driveway that extends off of Taliesin Drive to the south of the Brown house. As one travels down the driveway, the first house encountered is Image #2 which has a tan shingle roof similar to the Brown house, then further down is the flat roofed Winn house with the lozenge shape hemicycle plan. In fact the picture on Peter Beers' site noted as the Winn house is in fact the east end of the house depicted in Image #2.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



"The Brown house is the long house at the top of the page, the Winn house is the house with the curved white roof at the bottom, and the house in
broadacrecity's Image #2 is the tan roof on the drive that leads from Winn to Taliesin Drive (the curved road to the upper right in the pic)."
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Jeff Myers



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Storrer the Parkwynn Village does not show that this house is Designed by Wright. I sent an As Built plan of Parkwynn Village to SDR.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Storrer:

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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, the Image #2 house is located on lot 38 in Storrer's plan, and Levin on lot 39. . .

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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's right, the Image #2 house is on lot 38.
Thanks for posting the Google Earth pic, SDR.
Thanks for looking up the site plan, Jeff.
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