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Parkwyn Village ~ McCartney Residence for Sale
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, David. One photo, 2/3 of the way through, shows a triangular table (next to the fireplace) with the same pinwheel arrangement of plywood legs as in a Lamberson coffee table (I believe). . .

The house has one of the widest canted interior deck fascia boards yet seen.

A nice opportunity for someone ?

SDR
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John



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: McCartney Reply with quote

One photo of McCartney. Taken in 2006.
My first attempt. I hope it works!

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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote









Since John initially asked me to post five images for him, and I already hadthem in the system, here they are.
He may want to post them himself. He says these are from a 2006 visit to the house. Nice photos, John !

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
Thanks, David. One photo, 2/3 of the way through, shows a triangular table (next to the fireplace) with the same pinwheel arrangement of plywood legs as in a Lamberson coffee table (I believe). . .

SDR


They are quite similar...

Lamberson:



McCartney:

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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that the McCartney table is some combination of two Lamberson table designs, minus the canted vertical edge to the legs ?

The McCartney appears to have three legs. . .




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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some further clarification- SDR has posted portions of his shop drawings of the two triangular Lamberson tables, the first one being the lower (16") coffee table, and the second drawing the dining table (27" tall).

The triangular tables for the Unitarian Meeting House are also similar... http://www.architonic.com/dcsht/occasional-table-wright/4103731
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another variation on a triangular and pinwheeled theme -- this time with a thin top and shelf, and a prominent structural apron
apparently an extension of the leg.

How rich is this vein of material for the designer !

Note that the table is almost twice as wide as it is high, yet the appearance seems almost to be a square in elevation. I have found
this to happen again and again. Truly Wright was right in reporting that "on the prairie" (and anywhere else, actually) a little of height
goes a long way, while no amount of breadth seems enough. . .

SDR
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Lamberson coffee table with pinwheel leg design. I've always thought of this design as the triangular version of the square Mossberg coffee table in which the legs continue beyond the edge of the table top.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that is surely what it is. There are numerous square ones in various Usonians -- two at Melvyn Smith -- but yours may be the only triangular one.

A large hexagon at Fawcett, and a pair of trapezoids at Palmer, all with legs that are well overhung by the tops, come close -- but no cigar.

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BBuck



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder. It seems sad that the house remains empty. It appears to still be on the market. Has anything been done to finish the remodel of that one bathroom? Any more current pictures available?

The house should be listed here on Save Wright.

Kalamazoo, any further updates?

http://tinyurl.com/26qrtqy

-Bbuck
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classic form



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bbuck...thought I'd revive this thread to answer your question regarding McCartney.

I'm not really sure if the house is empty or not, didn't think before I typed.
I don't really have any information other than what is here in the listing:

http://www.mlsfinder.com/mi_swmric/larrykleinheksel/index.cfm?action=listing_detail&property_id=2935155&searchkey=42f4d5ab-aaa1-3515-ef70-d18fe2747534&npp=10&sr=1
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BBuck



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks classic form.

And I thought my taxes were high! Strange choice on that bath sink no?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh-heh. For me, it's clean and minimal, if anachronistic. (With the cabinets at normal base height, the top-mounted basin is closer to the face, for easier washing and toothbrushing ?). The kitchen sink area, presumably original, seems drab and unfriendly by comparison -- in the photo, anyway.

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BBuck



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR,
Actually I like a raised surface. Seems better to have it at the level for what needs to be done. My experience from older homes, makes my back hurt. People were smaller back then. Misplaced yes, but maybe more functional?

Funny thing is that the kitchen sink is much like my own. Two inches up would make a world of difference.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People come in different heights. Maybe every home should be "universal" (a new disability-community byword), with adjustable-height appliances and surfaces ? Not all that difficult if made the norm . . .


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