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For sale: Sol Friedman House - Pleasantville, NY

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: For sale: Sol Friedman House - Pleasantville, NY Reply with quote

Property of the week: Frank Lloyd Wright’s mushroom-like Sol Friedman House


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11 ORCHARD BROOK DRIVE - PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed this listing last month. Great photos in the new slideshow: many interiors not previously published; irreplaceable original wood surfaces; a wonderful stair -- even a steel beam exposed. Only the bedroom windows are a disappointment . . .

$1.5 M, for a Wright in Westchester: that's a bargain. Thank god for the photos.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems the challenge of canting the sash in this house absorbed the energy in the room, and the actual form of the sash fell victim in the process ? Two prosaic sash, horizontal rectangles in a rectangular opening, with fat bottom, rails -- they aren't very pretty, are they.

See what happened at the Chahroudi cottage: though the board walls, and the fin-like mullions above, are canted outward, the glazing is plumb. At Friedman, the upper window band, treated in a way reminiscent of the long-ago Winslow house,
can't seem to decide what it is, and where it should be located. Recessed, certainly, would be typical ? . . .



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the elevations. Perhaps the biggest difference we see in the built windows is that the sash is not recessed as it is in these drawings. Perhaps there are storm windows on the house ? New sash with insulating glass could be fitted, in a restoration . . .


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note the fussing with the round-bottomed LR windows in the elevations. Here's a view drawing apparently made before that detail was invented:




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