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Article: Getting high in FLW Jr's Sowden House

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Article: Getting high in FLW Jr's Sowden House Reply with quote

What It’s Like to Get High in a Lloyd Wright House


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of L.A.’s Most Famous Homes Was Just Purchased with a Pet Cannabis Fortune


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have lost count of the number of times this house has changed hands in the past few decades.
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Craig



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great to see that the stereotypical wackiness of Southern California is still intact. Cannabis for pets, the Black Dahlia, talk of the "transformative power" of the house - what a great story!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes -- the Land of Fruits and Nuts lives on . . .

Aren't you an expatriate of the Golden West, Craig -- as I am a transplant from the Frozen East ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The orchards are long gone. It is now the land endless burbs ... like Frisco.
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Craig



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aren't you an expatriate of the Golden West?


Now warmly ensconced in the California desert. It was 82 degrees here yesterday. And yes, I would gladly smoke some (now legal) marijuana if I could hang out in the Sowden house for a few hours. Who knows? Even I may feel the healing vibes!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a friend who is participating in an event there in a couple of months. I will keep you posted. The last one was at Neutra’s VDL, but we only drank.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, please do! Wow, drinking in Neutras. Getting high in Lloyd Wrights. Looks like architectural tours have risen (or sunken, depending) to new levels.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not tours, but that is what did:

http://www.homela.org/onehousetwice/

It's actually kind of weird, you don't know if you should help the women falling down the stairs or if it's part of the dance.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you need ganja to get high at VDL.
I saw the house while planning for the 1986 Homeowners' Conference, while Dionne was still there. She was a very gracious steward of her husband's legacy, and a delight to be around. After we were shown all, she ended our visit with a solo on the cello.
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