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Craig



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Parkwyn Village ~ McCartney Residence for Sale Reply with quote

Just stumbled upon this listing. Looks quite lovely (and actually affordable):

http://tiny.cc/8iMAp
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As each house by the famous architect becomes available, in turn, it is touted thus:

"This house is often described [as] the quintessential Usonian home" -- or some similar superlative phrase.

I suppose if it didn't work they wouldn't do it ?


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egads



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should be glad they even know it is a Usonian.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whether or not is "quintessential", it certainly is one of the most imaginative, open and interesting Usonian plans:

http://sdrdesign.com/McCartney.jpg
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It make the remarkably unusual Lamberson plan(s) -- from about the same year ? -- seem almost stodgy by comparison ! The McCartney plan drawing
is like some cartoon icon of futurism -- a rocket ship shooting off the page. Both McCartney and Lamberson have a few right-angled elements, just to
bring them back to earth for a moment, here and there. . .

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archfan



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The floorplan Peter posted has one bedroom, but the real estate listing says four. Was there an addition?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR posted two plans of Lamberson...which is more accurate?

The workspace/utility area showing the greatest difference.

Also the planter position and shape off the study...?

Master bath?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first plan is the more accurate one. The hexagonal workspace was changed to the more rectilinear one with the abandonment of a small utility basement. For some unknown reason, the second plan appeared in the 1959 House and Hoome article, but it is not correct. It must be some sort of preliminary sketch...

Lamberson and McCartney (songwriting duo????) do have much in common, but it is the concise lean open plan which makes McCartney more like a twisted, deconstructed cousin of the Seth Peterson cottage.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This house would make a nice Wright Rental.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much work does it need, though?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Storrer and the Monograph indicate the house was designed to be constructed in phases. The plan in SDR's link is phase one, the photos on the realtor site show the house as eventually expanded per Wright's plan.

A nice, sane price for a house that looks to be in reasonable condition. The Meyer house on the other side of town was listed in the $250-260K range about 10 years ago. Not sure of the economy in Kalamazoo, but the nearby Upjohn facilities should be relatively stable...any biochemical engineers out there with an interest in FLLW?

Per the pics, it looks as if the small terrace to the east of the piano on SDR's plan has been closed in.
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GKevinK



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody have any idea what the deal is with the one bedroom with the flat plastered ceiling? Seems out of place to me.
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Education Professor



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems that roofline of McCartney is similar to the one for Lovness Cottage C......

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classic form



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is some additional information on the house:

https://is.bsasoftware.com/bsa.is/AssessingServices/ServiceAssessingDetails.aspx?dp=06-30-440-007&i=1&sna=taliesin&appid=0&actSn=2662&actSna=TALIESIN+DR&unit=233
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, classic form. Have you visited the house ?

For the record, it was Peter who linked to Dr Storrer's plan; here are the three (!) that he publishes in the "Companion" -- and a plan for the Lovness Cottage C, for comparison.






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