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DavidC



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: For sale: Foster House - Chicago, IL Reply with quote

This Frank Lloyd Wright House Could Be Yours for $195,000


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DavidC



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could Airbnb be next for Frank Lloyd Wright house?


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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch out -- something funny happened to my computer when I opened that link. A pop-up ad with sound began, then all hell broke loose.


Anyway, we have earlier entries for this property; here's one from 2005, 18 months before I stumbled aboard this vessel. Did the low thread number -- like an ancient vanity plate on observed on Cape Cod, say:


http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=26

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=698
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now 175,000!

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/chicago/12147-south-harvard-avenue/pid_19547549/
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Reidy



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo #8 is the first time I've seen a gothic arch in his work. Did he ever do any others?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite being labeled "Stephen A Foster Summer Cottage" in both Monograph 1 and in Taschen I, the text tells us that this house was intended for year-round use.

The exoticism present in some details was current in Wright's thinking c. 1900; the flared gable-end eaves here are also found in the Fred Jones summer house and boathouse and in the Bradley and Hickox residences.

A unique feature, not appreciated in photos, is the slight batter to the exterior walls of the house.
























1987 photo © Tim Wittman


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reidy, there is the unbuilt project (Jesse Baldwin, 1895, Mono 1/72) with a gothic arched entrance, and, oddly, FLW added a gothic bay on the east façade of the 1923 rebuilding of Nathan Moore House (Mono 4/248-256) even though the original Tudor design of 1895 (Mono 1/64-7) did not have anything predating Henry VIII.
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Reidy



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read somewhere that the bay window on Moore was part of the 1890s original. He had to sublet the design work because he didn't know enough about historical styles.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the same photographer, a door to the 1894 Roloson houses exhibits a detail that would become a signature of the Arts and Crafts entrance door: a heavy sill beneath stained glass lites, the sill supported by multiple "rafter tails."

www.alamy.com/stock-photo-door-of-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-robert-roloson-houses-chicago-34327066.html?p=63192

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reidy, there was a bay on the Tudor version, located where the gothic bay is, but it was a shallower and wider construction of wood (as differentiated from the terra cotta of 1923) with non-gothic, Tudor windows.

SDR, that's the first time I have seen one of those doors. It appears to be the only original door (@ 3215 Calumet) that has not been tampered with, although I have my doubts about the windows.
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