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DavidC



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Video: Ennis House - Los Angeles, CA Reply with quote

Ennis Rough Cut Walkthrough - [1:16]


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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know what materials are used in the Ennis kitchen. The only photo my daughter could find included a young Harrison Ford in "Bladerunner". The counters and cabinet doors appear stone.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recall the kitchen in "Bladerunner" -- but don't assume that everything in the movie that looks like Ennis was actually shot
there. Still, it would be interesting to know. Can anyone provide a still or sequence that would enlighten us ?

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pictures, but some recollections. Up to about 5 1/2 feet the walls are covered with glazed white tile that protrudes about an inch from the wall. The top border, curved in to meet the wall, is cobalt blue, which I understand would be illegal today. Linoleum floor. Wood cabinets, painted white like the plaster.

An interesting feature is a door-like wall opening between kitchen and pantry, made for a refrigerator that would be open on both kitchen and pantry sides.
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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Well that doesn't seem like this:

http://www.feelguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/BladeEnnis2.jpg
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm . . . no.

Well, the spherical light fixtures are vaguely Wrightian -- from an earlier period in his career ?

Only Mr Wright is allowed to mess with his interiors ! Here's the proposal he made to John Nesbitt, in 1940, for a remodeling of Ennis:


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the "Bladerunner" interiors were shot in the house. The blocks in the movie were cast Fiberglas. Gus Brown made a doghouse out of a few of them. Reidy's description is spot on. There are no concrete blocks in the room other than the framing of the windows. Now that Ron Burkle has taken over, I wouldn't be surprised if the look of the room has been altered extensively. It was not a pretty space to begin with.
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SREcklund



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An Ennis kitchen shot from about three years ago. Perspective a little wonky due to a little too much fisheye, but you get the idea ...


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the Ennis pantry.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, Stan. What an interesting circumstance: the wall cabinets were apparently designed for maximum capacity, at the expense of full access
to the work-tops. I've never seen anything like this; one wonders if some drawings were misread . . .

As a pantry, the layout is a bit more understandable; the counters would not be used for food preparation.

Anyway, it's good to see what's there. Do we know if this is the original installation ? Any idea of whose work this is -- maybe Lloyd's, and/or the client's ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is original work. Selection of colors? Who knows?

As the pantry, the work-tops are not for preparation, but for serving. The kitchen has adequate accommodations for food preparation.
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