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For sale: Three of Wright's Glencoe, IL houses
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So -- eight photos, three of which ostensibly show Wright's work. Now what's with the hanging frame near the entry, and the similar peek-a-boo woodwork
at the rear openings from the main space ? We take for granted that the stained glass is ersatz Wright . . .

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SREcklund



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DavidC wrote:
Frank Lloyd Wright’s William F. Keir House is back on the market for $838K


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Clearly, January's buyer wasn't the "certain type" John mentioned above, but a different "type" we are quire familiar with here in SoCal, quick to look for a profit with little regard to the historical nature of the site. Unfortunate.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least the flipper didn't have time to ruin it . . . ?

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outside in



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite sure that the owners are not doing this as a profit-making venture. They have invested some $$ into improvements - it appears that their personal situation has changed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outside in wrote:
I'm quite sure that the owners are not doing this as a profit-making venture. They have invested some $$ into improvements - it appears that their personal situation has changed.


I'm glad to hear that, and sorry at the same time - it would be a heartbreaking turn of events for someone set on living Wright.

Can you comment on the sort of improvements they've made in their short time as caretakers?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1031 Meadow Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone is trying to flip this Glencoe home designed by Frank Llloyd Wright


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SREcklund wrote:

Can you comment on the sort of improvements they've made in their short time as caretakers?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its very disappointing to see how both Wright's name and owners whose needs have changed get maligned in the press. They have been good stewards in their limited time and improvements include the repair of the chimney and flue, boiler pump replacement, creating reasonable headroom in the stairs, the creation of an opening from the kitchen to the dining area and some minor improvements of an upstairs bath. It should be obvious that these improvements were accomplished prior to moving in - but again, things change.

I had to laugh at the reporters view of the landmark designation as well. No fact checking - its an honorary landmark because the owners never applied for certified landmark status, NOT because of alterations.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes In Glencoe See Price Cuts


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Matt



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always thought that Sherman Booth house was an ungainly thing. That third story throws things off balance to my eye.

Oh, if only they'd built the orginal Booth plan. A great unbuilt masterpiece.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plot plan for Booth Scheme #1 (Mono 3/172) with its long road, starting with some subsidiary structures, passing through landscaped grounds, over the bridge, under the dining room ... that is as dramatic an entrance process as FLW ever designed. (There's a larger image of it published somewhere, I cannot recall in what book. It's a black field with white lines.) If it had been built, Booth.1 would be among the most celebrated houses of FLW's career.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the site plan, published at very small size, which Roderick cites, and a detail of same, as well as the house plans also presented in Monograph 3.

"The Clearing" on the site plan reminds me of the work of F L Olmstead. Was Jens Jensen involved in this project ? Was he an admirer of Olmstead's approach to landscape design ?














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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was Jens Jensen who did the landscape plan. He also designed the unbuilt scheme for the Glencoe Park features that FLW designed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1031 Meadow Road Glencoe, IL | ColdwellBankerHomes.com - [0:39]


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