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Reidy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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JChoate



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Tim



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In which house, Tim ?

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Tim



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Sturges
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Tim



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous!

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



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote







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Tim



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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DRN



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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