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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Article: Stonington House (Stonington, CT) by John Lincoln Reply with quote

Stonington/Lincoln Residence

Article on John Ware Lincoln


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not remember John Lincoln from "If You Want to Build a House" (MoMA, 1946) -- but sure enough, there's one photo bearing his name.







It would be nice to see a photo of the Stonington house in the article, as it was originally . . .

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fireplaces in the old and new look identical. Has to be the same place.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. More and larger photos: http://joebmoore.com/projects/stonington-residence__trashed/#8463
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go near the end of the picture set you just posted you will see a few shots of the home prior to it's most recent rehab.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure you are right, David. But the ceiling over the adjacent hall has been dropped, and the wood storage niche, which is closed to the hallway in the construction photograph, has been opened up for access from the hall.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So -- a special place, beautifully restovated. The original envelope, reclad in part, with additions.

http://joebmoore.com/projects/stonington-residence__trashed/#7486

A curious companion to the old photo I posted above -- but this time being deconstructed rather than constructed ?

http://joebmoore.com/projects/stonington-residence__trashed/#5944


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive in many ways, but stone, plaster, wood and steel for the exterior? A bit over the top.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed. Mono-material is so much more satisfying . . .

https://www.google.com/search?q=Villa+Stein&client=opera&hs=zv9&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCiOrf29XYAhUI6GMKHQkfCx8Q_AUICigB&biw=1851&bih=960#imgrc=hIn20Ns0xx1vcM:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The presentation info for the renovation calls out: "blackened steel" and "industrial plywood."
Anybody know what these are exactly?
I'd like to be able to spec that interior plywood.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plywood is undoubtedly rotary-cut Douglas fir. It has been very carefully selected for appearance, and detailed exquisitely, the visible corners mitered and the planes made to float above the floor. Occupants will have to be careful to prevent damage by vacuum cleaners or darkening by too-frequent touch.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR, what would I need to do in order to selct plywood like that?
... what would you do?
Also, have those panels been finished in anyway, they strike me as if they might have been sanded?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think they had been sanded, though assuming they were custom-laid-up and pressed, the final sanding on the million-dollar multi-belt pressure-sensing wide-belt sanders would have left a fine surface. There are water-clear finishes, typically water-borne, that might have left this natural appearance -- but I can't tell from the photos.

The telling feature of these panels is that they are knot-free; there are no visible "boat" patches to the surface showing where knots were cut out.

There are a few other available examples of rotary-cut fir used as an interior finish; Schindler and Lautner come to mind. Here's the 1969 Walstrom house of John Lautner:


https://cdn.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Walstrom-House-John-Lautner-designrulz-1.jpg


I would start by seeing what's available locally. Mod mom can fill you in on the search for similar material for the restoration of the Gunning residence. Their search was, for some reason, unsuccessful.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'd have to hang out at a local supplier on a daily basis and collect clear panels I guess.
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