Tafel's Hamilton House in Racine

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Tafel's Hamilton House in Racine

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Joshua Drew is preparing to sell Edgar Tafel's Hamilton House in Racine. It was on last year's Wright and Like. Message me to let him know if you know anyone interested. He does not want to show the house just to show it...interested people only, please.
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Post by Tim »

Mark, you've been a great advocate for and caretaker of Racine.

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That's kind of you. Thanks.
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https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/usonian40 ... 909531403/

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... b01f9560af

Great house! Joshua has impeccable taste and an impressive collection.

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Be sure to hit "open house tour" on the Apartment Therapy piece . . .

What a honey. Wouldn't it be lovely to acquire the house furnished ?

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Very handsome house. Tafel also addressed the siting perfectly, allowing the setback from the main street, pushing the garage as close to the sidewalk on the side street as possible, creating a sequestered corner off the bedroom wing.

I would, however, have to get rid of that prosaic portrait of Betty Windsor and replace it with Annie Liebovitz's.

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Always fun to see the work of someone who "got it" ... Edgar certainly did.
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Post by JimM »

Martin-like brick. Even the vertical joints look filled.

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Post by SDR »

Sad to see missing bricks at the garage opening. Maybe that's to match the raggedy-edged chimney breast ?

Exterior paint color is perfect. Painted wood isn't the worst sin, is it ?

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Post by loo tee »

To paraphrase the Master, this house shows the difference between taking the coupon or insisting upon the whole bond.

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http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers ... arbond.asp

Quite so. Yet this "coupon bond" is so much closer to the heart of the matter than are most residences of a similar size, that one could be forgiven for paying a "second-hand compliment" to the Master, by inhabiting it . . . ?

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Post by peterm »

It looks quite livable, inhabiting the space between Usonia and a well designed, vernacular, midwestern ranch house. It also looks as though Tafel might have worked within some budget constraints.

Is it possible that the kitchen is original? Those cabinets don't quite look like 1949 to me.

I love that fireplace...

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Post by Roderick Grant »

The kitchen cabinetry looks like something from about 10 years (at least) later than the construction of the house. Cupboards without hardware were popular in the late 50s and early 60s; I don't recall seeing them as early as '49. But the Hamilton Beach Mixer looks original.

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