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The house can be viewed tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during a Great House Tour sponsored by The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Cost for the tour is $35.00.
Unfortunately Ohio is expected to get a snowstorm tomorrow, I just looked and Cincinnati is expecting 4-6 inches. May not seem much to us Northerners but my experience in driving the hilly terrain of Cinci during snow while I was in grad school was not a pleasant experience. I worked close to it just after school and was not aware of it's existence then.
Discovered this: "Cedric G. Boulter and Patricia Neils House is a registered historic building in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, listed in the National Register on May 14, 1999.
In 1949, Patricia's parents commissioned the Frieda and Henry J. Neils House in Minnesota and Wright promised to design a home for her when she married"
Here is a link to the owner's website: http://www.wrightboulter.com/home/
The video starts with the walk around the property from below and once again we see the wisdom of nesltling a house into a hill. and having that Ship-prow style patio from which to survey one's domain. It's a frequent trick of Wright's and one that has powerful appeal.
I'm less of a fan of the entry being a bank of glass doors. The Brandes house has a similar entry that sort of feels like you're entering through a sliding door...typically a secondary entrance. And here the door leads into a rather cramped space...more cramped than compression. I take it there was an addition that created the dining area to the left of the entry? The plan indicates this was a carport. Did Wright do the addition?
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That second photo might be upside-down ? But it pretty clearly shows the glass stops added to the siding -- which could also be discontinuous . . .?
yet crucial evidences of Continuity, Inside/Outside, and Transparency. And, the exercise doubles as evidence of the builder's skill and finesse. But not, maybe, in the present case . . .?
Listing Detail #1606933 - Residential
Humble student of the Master
"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
If all the vertical columns between the living room windows are load bearing, what sort of calculation would have been done to determine the number of posts and their diameter required to support the roof? Or did Wright just follow his grid and assume that a column at each grid corner would do the job?
The video indicates the doors to the patio are pretty narrow.