Joseph Euchtman House Sold

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jhealy
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Joseph Euchtman House Sold

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I see that "Wright on the Market" shows that the Joseph Euchtman House was sold 2/2014.

- Jay

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Realtor Listing:
http://www.cbmove.com/property/details/ ... 21215.aspx

Realtor.com says: Sold Price Not Available

Century 21 Redwood Realty reports that it sold for $395,000.
http://www.c21redwood.com/BA8250598/680 ... e-md-21215
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Post by DavidC »

Euchtman is a notoriously hard home to try and visit. Wonder if the new owners will possbily be more willing? Though it is in a conservative Jewish neighborhood that very much values it's privacy.


David


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Post by SDR »

You don't often see a fully-painted Usonian exterior. Notice we have no corner glazing here; instead (as seen on the plan) the corner sash open away from each other, fully "breaking the box" . . .

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Post by SDR »

William Allin Storrer's information and images are perfectly concise. Note that the Taliesin plan drawing is decorated in such a way as to -- unintentionally, I'm sure -- obscure that continuous zig-zag of glass at the living-room end of the house. The realtor's sole photo makes that characteristic plain. Storrer's explanation of the site condition is most helpful.


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W A Storrer, The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion, © 1993 The University of Chicago Press, p 273
Drawings © 1993 by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation



The realtor's photo shows an addition to the roof ?

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Clerestory mystery

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While on the subject of Euchtman perhaps someone can provide an answer to something that has puzzled me for some time. In the Storrer photo above, note the last clerestory window on the left, the one immediately adjacent to the masonry mass. At some point this window was removed, or sided over.

Refer to the wonderfully clear photos at

http://www.peterbeers.net/interests/flw ... /index.htm

Anyone know when and why?

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Post by JimM »

Something about this house doesn't look quite right. Storrer's photo is definitely taken a bit down hill from the house. Unless not clear in current photos's, fill and leveling for the parking area has obliterated much of the slope and its importance to the design.

If so, the parking area is not far from Storrer's vantage point. The need to take contemporary photos from a now elevated location would account for the lack of drama Storrer achieved. To my eye, the difference between current views and the original transition along the slope is striking.

Although details in the Monograph show a gentle slope and Storrer's photo is somewhat exaggerated, there still seems to be a very different look to the siting.

Agree?

(I should note the comparisons are with the Peter Beers photos)

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Post by SDR »

That's interesting, isn't it. There do seem to be a few fewer courses of brick above grade at the near end of the structure -- the original living room terrace. Perhaps the downslope area nearest the house was originally a depression ? If a new terrace has been created on that side of the structure, perhaps some filling was necessary or desirable ?

But it's also possible that most of the discrepancy is illusory, somehow ?

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Post by SDR »

The only photo in Monograph 6 was taken prior to publication in 1985; the clerestory lite is filled in and the roof work has been done. Here, too, the site seems flatter.


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photo Yukio Futagawa

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Post by Matt »

I'm not sure a sloped lot would make this home seem more impressive. One aspect of Usonians that always catches me is when you see them in the context of a neighborhood of traditional homes. You might see a stately victorian or craftsman two stories tall with an attic, and the one story Usonian next door seems flat and blank in comparison. I love Usonians, but the context can sometimes be jarring.

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Post by DRN »

It interesting the listing has the house as 1 bedroom...there are 2 on the plan. One wonders if there have been interior alterations. The Futagawa and Storrer pictures capture a wall at right angle to the carport roof and what appears to be a wall beyond it with a roof fascia that is not parallel to the rest of the house...this does not match the plans published in Storrer or in In the Nature of Materials. A later addition or alteration made during construction?

When I walked passed the house in 1999, something seemed to differ from the plan back in that area, but I was unable to see it very well due to distance and foliage.

If Laurie Virr is reading: Is Euchtman one of the houses you visited during your grand tour of Wright buildings in 1964?

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Post by jim »

When I was there about 20 years ago:
-the site has been filled and leveled as shown in the realtor's photo
-the high wood fence on the "open" side of the house encloses an in-ground swimming pool set in a wood deck. Curiously, this whole addition is a few degrees off perpendicular from the house.
-there is an addition of unclear function at the rear/carport
-the exterior was an opaque grey stain
-the entire interior - wood and brick alike - was painted in a gloss white with taxi cab yellow and bright deep blue accents
-the fireplace was blocked with a plywood (blue)
-there were two bedrooms, one of which was being used as an architect's office
Jim

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Post by SDR »

[ prolonged silence, as the community absorbs that one . . . ]

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Post by Matt »

"-there were two bedrooms, one of which was being used as an architect's office"

Not a very good one it seems.

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Joseph Euchtman House (S.270), Baltimore, Maryland, 1939

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