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In photo 22, of the principle bedroom, does anyone think the fireplace is over scaled for the space ?
Richardson really is sublime. Among many other charms, I like the ceiling boards running through the kitchen window and out to the carport, carrying the eye to the beyond.
Taschen tells us that Wright named this house "Scherzo." Sergeant says the house was designed in 1941 and built ten years later.
In Monograph 6. p 299, Pfeiffer gives short shrift to the house, showing only this plan and the elevations, beginning his longer paragraph with, "The Stuart Richardson house and the
Vigo Sundt house are basically the same plan . . ." and concluding with, "There were, unfortunately, many modifications made to the original scheme when the house was constructed,
and the as-built product little resembles the working drawings in use of material, scale and details." Goodness . . .
John Sergeant, p 65, published a slightly less informative version of this Sundt plan, found on p 302 of the Monograph, and presented it as the Richardson residence. The differences
are numerous, in fact . . .
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Another wonderful, important Usonian house which appears to be in magnificent condition. Kudos to Tarantino and the owners!
The house is in excellent condition and has been meticulously restored and maintained by its owner with consultation of the Tarantino Studio. The radiant heat system is less than 10 years old, having been completely removed and replaced with modern materials...the original white enameled steel kitchen has given way to the more Usonian kitchen seen in the photos....the white steel may have been at the center of BBP's comments. The house was constructed 10 years after initial design on a different, but quite nice, site. The carport was never used as such and was screened for use as a covered outdoor room...it sounds odd, but it works elegantly.
The Wright community owes the current owner, Mrs. Payne and her late husband, a debt of gratitude for their conscientious care of this house. This is a great one to buy if the location and finances work for the potential buyer.
The late John Payne was a very active, important member of FLWBC, a one-time head of the board. He was also a delightful gentleman, with more than a bit of claustrophobia. At a board meeting in Bartlesville, I rode up the Price Tower with him in one of those tiny elevators ... 4 of us in all. He became quite anxious. When he had to be evacuated from his bedroom by ambulance drivers, he had to be strapped in, tilted and squeezed down the hallway.
I'll post the other photo, an exterior, because it shows various features that may or may not be shown on the elevations published in Mono 6, also exhibited.
Maybe that's what Wright designed? Or.. there were problems with the draw and the hood was lowered to remedy the situation?
In any case, it's an anomaly, isn't it? What makes me feel that there was a change is that the bedroom fireplace has the higher opening without the lower recessed brick portion. Maybe the bedroom fireplace was seldomly used and was not important enough to modify?