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Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is entirely possible that the cottage masonry inspired either Massaro or Heinz. But they got it wrong: think how much less annoying the house would be if a few larger and random stones were applied to the walls, rather than the monotonous sprinkling that exists. Not proper desert masonry in either case -- but . . .

I wonder if the cottage was supervised by Taliesin.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking a Trip to Petra Island - [5:17]


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Craig



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just can't like this house. So much is wrong about it. I was happy to learn that Wright designed the television nook so that the sun wouldn't hit it directly at sunset. That Frank, what an amazing architect.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I blame the masonry of the big house less...given that is clearly was based on some rather poor masonry on the original cottage. I wonder why that cottage masonry was so poorly done, with few stones and some projecting from the cement---with is a rather morose shade of gray.

The elevations indicate desert masonry around the chimney stack and kitchen volume, but some sort of masonry below the windows. That doesn't seem to have been done either.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Board wall" appears on the elevations, under the window band . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a choice: An 1870 townhouse, gutted and stripped of whatever charm it may have had, in the most overpriced neighborhood in the country, for $14.7M, or the Chahroudi parody for an extra $130K on an 11 acre private island ... a 15 minute copter ride from the Upper East Side. It would cost a bundle to fix Chahroudi, but it would worth it, compared to the alternative.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This heart-shaped island is an architects dream - [1:11]


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An island home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright in New York to be marketed as corporate retreat


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