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My favorite part of the carpentry was mitering the siding at the corner, at the intersection of the canted railing. I used a bead of butyl sealant on the board ends when I brought the corner pieces together. I hope it will serve as a continuous seal that will flex with any movement.
That would be correct if this photo wasn't a mirror image. This is the outside corner of the original master bedroom...it corresponds to the far end of the house seen in the earlier photo in which the panels are being unloaded from the Pacific Mutual Door truck...this corner is hidden behind the rearmost part of the truck.The Sondern photo above is apparently the corner where the spinet piano is located in the dining area, looking past the brick wall toward the unfinished end of the living room.
The dining alcove corner exterior is not so close to the trees and is well photographed in HRHitchcock's In the Nature of Materials. I'll scan it for posting tomorrow.
http://www.peterbeers.net/interests/flw ... _house.htm
Wright chat won't "host" your image pixels, so you have to have a separate site host the images, to which it links. SDR has his own website. I've got a son with a computer science degree who referred me to this public site which allows you to post images and generate a link (once you set up an account & figure out how to navigate their system (not easy)). It's:
Dan forwards his Sondern image collection, with this text:
It is interesting to note that the early photo [in the first image, from "In the Nature of Materials," 1940, apparently taken just after construction] shows the carport closet as originally built matching the plan in a blueprint image, which does not match Storrer's plan. Pic 5 shows the house just as the site was being cleared for the Adler addition, and captures a board and batten expansion of the carport closet which matches Storrer's 1940 plan....not sure if the closet expansion was by owner or a later Wright revision pre-Adler expansion....also note the living room chimney has been raised from what is shown on the blueprint elevations a'la Rosenbaum.
Hirchcock, "In the Nature of Materials"
Plan Â© W A Storrer
Original living room
http://www.roanokekc.org/images/Sondern ... ern050.jpg
(this is one of those original construction shots in mirror image, it's directly on the diagonal axis with front entry beyond.
Living room is to left and beds are to the right, but that should be flipped. Brick wall in foreground does not seem to appear in original plan.)
Interesting that Wright opted for a different brick in this house.
That doesn't happen very often.
https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... ociety_115
If I had a winning lottery ticket with a substantial payout, I'd be tempted to either buy the original and (gasp!) remove the Wright designed Adler addition, or just build a replica of the original 1940 Sondern here in NJ or PA. Heh, while I'm dreaming, I'd like to build an unaltered replica of the Euchtman house, and an Erdman model 3, after I'd acquired the David Wright house...of course.
be too much to claim that no two Usonians had exactly the same red brick -- but you wouldn't be too far off. Just ask an owner who has tried to match the
brick of his house -- though matching old brick with new isn't the same thing as comparing two bricks used in different parts of the country in the same year . . .