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Tim
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https://www.schweikherhouse.org/

Post by Tim »

https://www.schweikherhouse.org/

We toured today. Worth it ... an hour from downtown Chicago, 15 minute from ORD.

Great house.

Tour guide lady was great. Knew her stuff. Good storyteller.

Looks to be very livable too.

peterm
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Post by peterm »

It’s lovely, isn’t it?

I visited a while back. Here is another thread with some of my pics:

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 3297d5c55d

SDR
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Post by SDR »

The Hedrich Blessing photos are useful, too; I count nine lightning rods in one exterior shot.

I always assumed the carport faced the street. Is the outbuilding still there ?



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Tim
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Post by Tim »

Yes, and a much as I'd love to live in a FLW house, I'm pretty sure that I'd rather live in this house.

It is a really practical house. The kitchen is excellent. The bathrooms were made for smurfs ... but I can look past :D

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Post by Roderick Grant »

I particularly like the quality of the wood in this house.
The simplicity of having the entire building consisting of little more than the two materials, rough-sawn wood and (Chicago?) brick, makes this an especially elegant design.

What is meant by "solar dressing room"?

SDR
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Post by SDR »

The story at the schweikherhouse site omits mention of the dressing room; the final Hedrich Blessing photo shows it, with a pair of single beds at its western end.
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...

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Post by SREcklund »

Very livable home - has a wonderful Schindler-esque vibe.
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