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For sale: E. Fay Jones house - Memphis, TN

 
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DavidC



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Location: Oak Ridge, TN

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: For sale: E. Fay Jones house - Memphis, TN Reply with quote

Stunning midcentury home by a Wright apprentice asks $1.8M


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SDR



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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich. I haven't seen Jones move his ridge beam off-center like this before. Also, some really big pieces of glass ?

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DavidC



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Mid-Century Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home Is For Sale


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Wrighter



Joined: 09 Sep 2005
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Location: St. Louis, MO

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a beauty. The wood has never been painted. The roof is the cedar shakes that Jones was calling for at that time. The flagstone looks to be in wonderful shape (oh to live in a warmer climate where freezing is rare!). The only significant change I can detect is the railing around the deck. That surely isn't original. Otherwise this home appears to have been taken care of with lots of attention and love.

I recognize a lot of our own house in the interior, though the Memphis work is on a much, much grander scale (we are 1962 and this is dated 1964).

Does anyone know Memphis real estate? 1.8 million seems really optimistic, even for a house in a wealthy neighborhood. The lot is just over an acre. And while 4,000 square feet is huge, a lot of that footage isn't going to be in areas like bedrooms and bathrooms, which seem to be where a lot of buyers want it. It's going to be in places like that huge living room. (Of course if your living room looked like that, where else would you want to be?!)
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Wrighter



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and is there any point in ranting against the use of the word "prairie style" in both of the articles that David links to. No? Ok, I'll just be quiet then...
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. That's a nice way to bring up a potential flaw, without resorting to an actual rant . . . ! Well done.

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Prairie Style" refers to any house with an overhang in excess of 24".
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