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Reidy
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Post by Reidy »

That photo raises questions: does the house have roof access? is the rooftop usable space?

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Post by SDR »

This plan shows stairs "up to roof" -- so, yes.

I'm positive that I've never seen a photo or drawing showing people up there . . .


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Post by JChoate »

There is a little flight of stairs up on the Affleck roofscape. Do we know of any others?

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Post by Reidy »

Freeman has this feature. He designed such a modification to Storer in 1935, but the owners didn't go through with it. See Sweeney Wright in Hollywood p. 67.

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Post by Tim »

Looking at Google maps, it seems like there is a stair to the roof.

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Post by SDR »

In which house, Tim ?

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Post by Tim »

Sorry, Sturges

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Post by Roderick Grant »

The roof on Sturges has a wood slat covering over the waterproofing so the roof can be used. You can bet I made it up to the roof when I had the chance. I did not, however, get into the basement.

If Tim is referring to Storer, it definitely does not have access to the top roof. There are roof terraces over the bedroom and service wings, but not over the living room. That option was, thankfully, not taken.

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Post by Tim »

Jealous!

I was reading online that both FLW and John L. made expansion plans. Are those published?

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Post by Roderick Grant »

I don't know about the Lautner expansion, but Frank's has been published in Taschen #2, page 478. Lautner was in charge of overseeing construction in 1939 (which resulted in his moving to Hollywood permanently) and for the restoration done for Larson/Bridges.

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Post by SDR »

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Post by Tim »

That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by SDR »

Nice drawing, too. The sky texture mitering to vertical is novel; the delicious outlines, colors, and textures characteristic of the studio's best drafters is on display here.

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Post by DRN »

The unbuilt Sturges addition might be one of few additions Wright designed to his own work that did not spoil the original compositionally.

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Post by SDR »

I agree. Fortuitously, the location of this projected addition is literally the only one open to the architect, to this house on this site ?

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