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It caught my attention as a potentially great early Usonian variation. The public wing seems to resemble Euchtman, while the loggia extending down the bedroom wing brings to mind the Brandes house of sorts.
Does anybody know more about this design? Where the site was, etc? (And has this design been discussed here before?)
Also, it's tough to make out the details of the plan, as the image file is low-res, but what is happening in the space to the right of the dining? Is it an open "study"?
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the Monograph in 1986 and the Taschen volume in 2009, to maximally enlighten his readers about a given project.
Ã‚Â© 2009 by TASCHEN GmbH and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (items 1, 4, 5)
Ã‚Â© 1986 A.D.A EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (items 2, 3)
ensconced in its own "pod" is reminiscent of early works; Jacobs I comes to mind. More unusual -- and awaiting explanation -- are the extraordinarily
thick masonry walls, and the row of French doors opening from two bedrooms (at right on the plan), not onto a terrace but apparently to the hallway or
gallery next to them.
The plan and elevation are extremely rough sketches; the inline perspective appears to be more carefully thought out; the L-shape version is the slickest drawing ... by? This all adds up to the obvious chronology of a commission that didn't go far. It looks like one of those jobs where the client couldn't make up her mind what she wanted.
I have a vague recollection of meeting an elderly woman named Mrs. Schevill in Palo Alto around 1987-8. Considering the timeline, it could not have been Ferdinand's (1868-1954) widow, but she may have been a daughter-in-law. She had an original perspective that she seemed eager to sell to an appreciative audience. (It was an event at Stanford focusing on the Hanna House.) I don't recall specifics about the drawing, though it was in colored pencil, and appeared to be a well developed scheme. The above drawings don't ring a bell.