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Paul Ringstrom



Joined: 17 Sep 2005
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Location: Mason City, IA

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: E.P. Irving House for sale Reply with quote

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SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to have a number of new photos. The house appears to contain a collection of wood furniture, much of it in the Arts and Crafts style though not
all of it fine or old. Some of the same pieces are shown in the single large living-room photo in Taschen I, p 351. The brief written entry begins with the
surprising sentence, "According to William Allin Storrer, Wright's sketches for this house were dated October 22, 1909."

Storrer, at least, provides a plan:



© 1993 by William Allin Storrer
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SDR



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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kitchen has been turned into an informal dining space, and the original servants' dining became
the kitchen ? The stair has been opened, and the den beyond does not match Storrer's plan.

I wonder if the pantry doors and partition have been removed . . .


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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A beautiful house. Though logistically impossible for the present owners, it would be great to see the interiors sans furniture...the trim and leaded windows appear to be exceptional.
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Roderick Grant



Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of those rare FLW houses that is actually as big as it looks in photos, like Tomek and Bogk.
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JChoate



Joined: 04 Feb 2016
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Location: Atlanta

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those real estate photos are typically blasted out with flashbulb light.
compare the vibe with this video walk thru:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y310rdwt4bY&t=321s
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the video, the owner says he bought the house in 2013 and greatly admired it, along with his collection of Stickley. Now just 4 years later, he's selling it?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People seem to tire of perfection, once achieved -- in this and other cases, following an enthusiastic restoration -- and decide to move on, perhaps to do it again elsewhere. Original Wright owners themselves can be found among this group, can't they: the Robies come to mind . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frederick Robie had no choice. When his father died, deep in debt, even though the son was not legally responsible, Fred accepted the task of paying it off, which required selling his bicycle business (which became Schwinn) as well as his house.

Original FLW owners seemed more likely to hang onto their prizes for as long as they could. Harriett and Sam Freeman divorced not long after their house was finished, but continued to live in it until death, she upstairs (with downstairs bath and bed privileges), he down (in an apartment designed by RMS, including a kitchenette made of plywood).

Mrs. and (the late) Mr. Olfelt stayed put until they were no longer able to maintain their house. Same with the Tracys.

Quentin Blair, David and Gladys Wright were in situ until over 100 years of age.
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DavidC



Joined: 02 Sep 2006
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Location: Oak Ridge, TN

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100 Reasons: Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence seen in Decatur house


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