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House by Former Head of Residential Design at Taliesin West

 
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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: House by Former Head of Residential Design at Taliesin West Reply with quote

I'm interested in what chatters think of this house just north of Cincinnati:

"There's a Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home Just Sitting In the Woods of Lebanon"

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'Tony didn’t want just anyone to design their house, either. He wanted it to be an authentic FLW-inspired home. He contacted Taliesin West and linked up with the head of residential design, Michael Rust, to do the job. Michael was leaving Taliesin at the time to start his own firm and took Tony and Janet on as his first client."

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http://cincinnatirefined.com/arts-design/collins-house-michael-rust-taliesin-west-frank-lloyd-wright-lebanon-ohio-on-the-market-cincinnati-modern-susan-rissover

more pics here:

https://mlax.rapmls.com/Gallery.aspx?mls=CIN&listingRid=1066343
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's not to like ? Very fine...if not particularly inventive.

Photo 22 of the first set is particularly pleasing---the entry. The plan (go left, second link) explains the forms.

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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Realtor.com listing: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2376-Manistique-Lakes-Dr_Lebanon_OH_45036_M32165-56219
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outside in



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not quite sure why this house is considered admirable - nothing new here, another rehashing of once great ideas. Its all become a formula, I think, something that nearly everyone can point to and say FLW, without the sense of proportion or innovation that came with the original.
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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The house, on a 4 acre site located within an enclave of 30 homes that range in price from $500k-$1.2 mill just sold for asking price $649K. This seems reasonable compared with the downtown (assuming Cinci) living that the owners are planning. Although I believe the buyer of the Boulter House ($695k) won a much better deal:

https://www.realtor.com/news/unique-homes/frank-lloyd-wright-boulter-house-cincinnati/
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jay



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm perplexed by the sequencing of the space. The entry seems wonderful in itself, yet its movement seems to direct the person right into the kitchen. Perhaps its the open-floor-plan that disorients that sequence? Maybe if there was some sort of screen that blocked the site line into the kitchen, the person would be directed to turn to the left, thus dropping them into the living space?

"Sequence of space", climaxing in the expansive living space, is my favorite aspect of Wright's work. This home seems like a missed opportunity, in my opinion.


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting take on the footstools.
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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does one of the "Great Room" ceiling beams actually bisect the stone column and extend out to the edge of the soffit?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plan shows a central stone-clad column supporting the longest ridge beam near its intersection with three others. Seems to make sense...

The footstools must unstack to double their numbers, don't you suppose ? Too bad this isn't shown---if so.

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