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JChoate



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Roderick Grant



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Cheshire looks so cheery and harmless, while Gloria always looked like she could eat her children.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Refreshed home by Robert Green, Atlanta’s Frank Lloyd Wright protégé, asks $2.8M


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Roderick Grant



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In one of the bathrooms, the sink has a cylindrical appurtenance of some sort with a grid of holes, seemingly for gushing water, which looks rather ominous, sticking straight up from its perch. What is it, and how is it used to cleanse? Does it come with a speculum? Why do plumbing manufacturers feel the need to reinvent the good, old-fashioned faucet on a regular basis? What's next, a computerized faucet with an app telling you when to wash?
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SDR



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Looks like a lot of love was put into the updates; the kitchen is nothing if not neat. Are the stone floors original ? They look brand new.

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JChoate



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's an article that touches on the Kingloff house, but it's mainly about Atlanta resident Melissa Galt (FLW descendant).
https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/8/3/17645378/frank-lloyd-wright-great-granddaughter-interior-design-central-atlanta-library

In this realtor's speedy video marketing the Kingloff house, is Melissa (with red hair) at 0:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guOM5iZAnfU

another realtor video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70dkTQqKrW8
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SDR



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I like the bed of loose stones adjacent to the chimney mass. Masonry rising from crushed rock works for me, indoors as well as out !

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JChoate



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure Robert Green never aspired to or succeeded in being trendy or in any other way fashionable, so it is interesting and a little bizarro to see this makeover & marketing. The particular realtor representing the property is the hippest go-to person in the area for marketing high-end Modern houses. So, the jazzy styling is high-powered but also maybe awkward -- the distant sound one hears might be Robert Green rapidly rotating in his grave.

Melissa Galt has been to a dinner party at my house and I've talked with her at length. I recall her mentioning that she'd met Robert Green "many moons ago", but she did not go further (as she did in that interview) and offer that he was "quirky as sin."
I'm rather pleased & intrigued to hear that assessment, and would like to hear some elaboration ....
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Mark Jensen



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Arrowhead restoration? Reply with quote

1st post. Nice to know this forum exists.

I understand Green’s Arrowhead house is undergoing an extensive renovation. Millwork/finish carpentry/wood restoration is being done by the same contractor who did the Florida Southern Faculty house cypress work ... so it sounds promising. Anyone here involved in the project? Just wondering.

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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Mark Jensen, and welcome to the forum. You bring an interesting piece of information about a current renovation occurring in the Wrightian realm. I'd be interested to know more; I'm sure our fellow readers would as well.

Robert Green is one of the less-well-understood of those who followed Mr Wright into the "alternative modernism" that is Organic architecture. We should know more about the man and the work, and the Arrowhead house might serve as an inroad, one that's currently on our radar.

Mark, how did your interest in Mr Green arise ?

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Mark Jensen



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi SDR,

Thanks for the reply. I live near many of Greens works and am an architect. Drove by the Arrowhead house a few days ago and indeed it is a construction site. Smile

Looking forward to following this. I gather the owners are terrific folks and a great match for the project.

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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The house in 2008: http://blog.atlantafinehomes.com/2013/02/mid-century-modern-is-featured-in-the-new-york-times/

. . . and this year. https://www.atlantamagazine.com/homeandgarden/robert-green-atlantas-forgotten-master-modern-architecture/

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JChoate



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, the owners are indeed terrific folks. I met them when the writer of that linked Atlanta Magazine article was going around visiting the various houses and talking to the owners. I tagged along to that house and subsequently they invited me back for another visit where we walked thru and talked about their plans which involved refinishing/restoring the interior cypress paneling, as well as work on bathrooms and kitchen. Also, I recall they hoped to repair some damage to the concrete floors that had been done by previous owners.
The most challenging work, I think, concerns their electrical system. During my visit they went to the electrical panel and turned on the circuit serving the main living room saying it was a special occasion, since typically they kept it off for fear of an electrical fire due to some problems. I'm no electrician so I don't know all that might be required to fix it, but I hope it doesn't involved too much difficult and invasive replacement of wires within walls or under the slab.
They are good homeowners devoted to the house, so I hope their efforts go well.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry Schlachter House (1972, 1993)

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/10/4/17936602/frank-lloyd-wright-home-robert-green-sandy-springs
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