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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A set of images of the complete 8 sheet set of construction drawings for the unbuilt William Clifton house sold at auction last year (alas, not to me!):

https://fineart.ha.com/itm/decorative-arts-american/frank-lloyd-wright-american-1867-1959-eight-blueprints-for-the-william-clifton-house-oakland-new-jersey-circa-195-total-8-items-/a/5378-79113.s#
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EJ



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, my Wright bucket list would be:

1) Touring the interiors of the 4 textile block houses. I've seen them all from the outside.

2) The interior of Hollyhock, which I will be doing in a couple of months.

3) The San Francisco area works: Morris Gift Shop, Marin County, and Hanna.
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SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Berger house was sold, and must have new owners. We haven't heard from them yet. I was lucky enough to have been given an afternoon in the house with Eric.

Talk about an all-wood interior -- with giant desert masonry hex fireplace-tower, off-center to the larger tented space . . . and the kids' bedrooms like monk's cells, mysteriously lighted. Unforgettable.

S
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Tom



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archives at Avery
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peterm



Joined: 13 Mar 2008
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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
The Berger house was sold, and must have new owners. We haven't heard from them yet. I was lucky enough to have been given an afternoon in the house with Eric.

Talk about an all-wood interior -- with giant desert masonry hex fireplace-tower, off-center to the larger tented space . . . and the kids' bedrooms like monk's cells, mysteriously lighted. Unforgettable.

S


The new owners were present at the San Francisco conference in 2016. The place looked stunning, and though they had only been there for a short time, it was tidy and decorated flawlessly, as though John de Koven Hill and Charlotte Perriand had done a collaboration from beyond. The house is spectacular.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks; I'm glad to hear it.

While there I observed a prominent splinter of mahogany peeling away from a window post in the living room. I ached to repair it on the spot, with some Titebond and masking tape --
before someone carelessly tore or broke it off. As it was I neglected to point it out to Eric. Hope it's okay now -- so easily fixed if done carefully and promptly . . .

S
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m.perrino



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bucket: Hanna. G-Winkler. Palmer. Planning Kyoto trip 2020 (or after olympics) Imperial @ Meji Mura
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perrino, while in Japan, don't forget Yamamura and Jiyu Gakuen; both are accessible and well worth the effort.
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m.perrino



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Grant - thank you, yes those will be on our list as well. Tokyo. Ginza. etc.
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Tim



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tour inside of Sturges
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Reidy



Joined: 07 Jan 2005
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Location: Fremont CA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never been in it myself. When Bridges and Larson lived there, having been inside was, short of being an owner, the ultimate badge of status in LA Wright circles. Let's hope the Conservancy opens it this fall.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The subject of the October conference will be the influence FLW had on Southern California design post WWII, so it is quite likely that Sturges will be on the house tour, as well as Anderton and even Pearce. Perhaps a trip to the (pre-war) Oboler estate would be in keeping, a sort of funeral.

I took Katherine Jacobs up to Sturges in '89. Jack explained that they were wary of visitors because of the debacle of a "Frank Lloyd Wright Week" tour in the 70s, which resulted in long, long lines of people traipsing through the house for an entire weekend. La Min similarly became off limits as a result of that event. Jack and James were gracious hosts, but it was only because it was the Grand Dame of FLW owners who requested a visit that we got in.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way to top that. The mind reels . . .


Did we look at this ? https://lamodern.com/frank-lloyd-wright-sturges-residence/page-2-frank-lloyd-wright-sturges-residence/

Pardon me if I repeat myself. S
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Reidy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first photo is marvelous. I'd love to see more of the photographer's work.

The second captures Lois Lane in a rare mood.
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peterm



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha!
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