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1960 Pace Setter house by FLW

 
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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: 1960 Pace Setter house by FLW Reply with quote

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Fiddlehead Design Group design firm is currently redesigning an historic home in Cincinnati that was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his protege John deKoven Hill. The home was featured as a “Pace Setter” home by House Beautiful in 1960. We’re honoring that rich history, making sure each element of our redesign is a nod to the original.


Anyone know which house this would be?

Boulter 1954
Tonkens 1955
Boswell 1957

I was in Boswell a few years ago and it was in fine shape, ditto for Tonkens.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the above.
The house, now known as the Corbett house, was designed by John deKoven Hill with, as Roderick Grant noted in a past thread, some input by John Geiger. At the time, Hill was working in NYC more or less independently of Taliesin for House Beautiful magazine as an editor and features designer.

Some pics:
http://s764.photobucket.com/user/ChuckLohre/slideshow/Corbett%20House/?albumview=slideshow.

A local news article from 2016:
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2016/09/21/cool-homes-wright-stuff/89008956/

an old Chat thread with many dead links:
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?p=49304&sid=b54208d8f7fde4f96ea1b127bda6562d


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 1960 Pace Setter house by FLW Reply with quote

Paul Ringstrom wrote:
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Fiddlehead Design Group design firm is currently redesigning an historic home in Cincinnati that was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his protege John deKoven Hill. The home was featured as a “Pace Setter” home by House Beautiful in 1960. We’re honoring that rich history, making sure each element of our redesign is a nod to the original.


Anyone know which house this would be?

Boulter 1954
Tonkens 1955
Boswell 1957

I was in Boswell a few years ago and it was in fine shape, ditto for Tonkens.



It's not any of those houses. The attribution to FLLW is a mistake. As I recall the Pace Setter home was designed exclusively by Johnny ... when he was working for HOUSE BEAUTIFUL magazine. I have the original magazine article somewhere ... but I believe there is a thread devoted to the house ... here at Wright Chat.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another Wright Chat thread from two years ago after I visited the site, only to find a cul-de-sac being run thru what was the Corbett House's spectacular backyard vista.
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?p=80076&sid=202b686369ecf9c47219bdd343378195
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adding on to the thread in the link in the above post, here's the latest Google Earth image, which shows the cul de sac(s) completed behind the Corbett house. I'm not sure how recent is this photo -- no McMansions yet, but they seem inevitable.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A perfectly beautiful place. I dread to think of anything being done to it . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new owners have already committed crimes against the house. Now it's the land's turn to suffer indignities.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roderick Grant wrote:
The new owners have already committed crimes against the house. Now it's the land's turn to suffer indignities.


Well said ...
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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, I forgot about that house. I was distracted by the FLW attribution.

I was able to go thru Corbett a few years ago.
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