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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the plan. The house is simpler than it appears in photos -- though the exterior is wonderfully elemental. I wonder if anyone will take the trouble to rebuild it. In today's environment of growing interest in and respect for exceptional architecture, I would hope and expect that the answer would be "yes" . . .

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Kelly Johnston



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the floor plan DRN/SDR.

That combined living room / bedroom layout was an approach Jones had used in his own residence completed just a year earlier in '56 where the master is separated from the living room only by a waist-high wall surrounding a stair.

EFJ must have found this layout workable in his own house. Visually it adds a great deal of volume to the living space but would work best when the household agrees to retire daily in sync with the master!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite ! Another way to achieve a similar end is a slight (or greater) level change, in a single open space; see J R McDonald. A further compromise is Schindler's glass-above-eye-level, which affords more privacy while sharing the ceiling and some light.

No sign, in either of EFJ's open houses, here, of curtains or drapes, or accordion doors, etc ?

I am reminded that, at the Glass House, PJ separated the bedroom from the main space with a head-high island cabinet and a brick drum.

http://arquiscopio.com/archivo/2013/01/19/campus-de-la-casa-de-cristal/

But the Jones houses let it all hang out ! Hurrah for minimalism . . .

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Kelly Johnston



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EFJ's zigzag accordion doors jump out visually on his plans and are confined to the kitchen here, this the second level of his own home:
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"Accordian [sic] style folding door on a piano hinge. Can be arranged to close off kitchen area or the stairs from the main living"


http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ar1146.sheet.00005a/resource/
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DRN



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the Fay and Gus Jones plan.
According to Robert Ivy's monograph on Jones, FLW was quite taken with the house. He apparently said to Jones upon reaching the living room, "Fay, I'm going to have to give you a certificate." Later, during a lecture at U of Arkansas, Wright told those in attendance to go see the Jones' house as an example of organic architecture in Fayetteville.

The FLWBC tour of Jones' work in April 2016 included a tour of the Jones' house...even in its "in need of TLC state", it was exquisite.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Complete set of drawings. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:E._Fay_and_Gus_Jones_House

Photograph of street elevation. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:E._Fay_and_Gus_Jones_House.JPG

It's not much use to check out the Google Street View; the house is not far from the road, but with an S-shaped drive and plenty of growth on the property, the house is pretty well obscured.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

23 HABS drawing sheets for the Fay and Gus Jones house:
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=Drawing:%20ar1146&fi=number&op=PHRASE&va=exact&co%20=hh&st=gallery&sg%20=%20true
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest on the recently fire-damaged Fay Jones house:
http://nwaonline.com/news/2017/jun/21/museum-won-t-take-burned-out-clinton-ho/
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing this thread forward to post-outage. Keywords: Euine, Fay, Jones, Arkansas, E. Fay Jones, Fletcher, Wilkinson, Buckley, Stoneflower, Fisher, Carver, Applegate, Gus Jones, Fayetteville
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.mikesims.realtor/property/ar/fayetteville/72703/clay-yoe-sub/1216-w-lakeridge-dr/5b3bdcfc5bb57d74229b1957/#

This house was published in HB back in the day. It's suffered some remuddling since then: wood painted inside and out (brick in some places). Single pane windows appear to have been replaced with double pane, which no doubt improves insulation but mitigates the drama of the mitered windows. Still a beauty though.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have that old HB. This is a fine house, and the muddling looks like it could mostly be rectified. The look of it before the wood was painted makes it seem almost like a different house, and would greatly improve it if restored. And only $455K!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Including the garage and the red-tinted concrete on the patio, I count 7 different floor surfaces.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The architect's personal sample kit and test lab ?

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