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We toured today. Worth it ... an hour from downtown Chicago, 15 minute from ORD.
Tour guide lady was great. Knew her stuff. Good storyteller.
Looks to be very livable too.
I visited a while back. Here is another thread with some of my pics:
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 3297d5c55d
The plan shows a bedroom at the southwestern corner of the building; this must be the room added in 1947 for Paul, Jr. The bath at that end of the house has the
circular tub mentioned in the piece. Perhaps this dressing room, with its twin beds and view of the southern garden, was the original bedroom of the house ?
The story is worth reading as the definitive history of the structure. It was conceived at sea, as the young architect and his wife were returning from their trip to Japan.
The property had been purchased earlier, after Schweikher did work on a neighboring barn conversion. In addition to the child's bedroom, a conference room was
added at the north end of the drafting studio, with apprentice apartment below; perhaps this was subsequently made the master bedroom ? The garage and office
were constructed then, as well.
Consider the 1938 construction date; as the story notes, the big yellow common-brick fireplace predates the one at Lloyd Lewis by a year...