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SWSinDC



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject: Booth Cottage? Reply with quote

https://www.realtor.com/news/unique-homes/frank-lloyd-wright-fixer-upper/?fbclid=IwAR1hRWOfHiqph2fuzn6aTIvkix7AUqzwsrMgdmalAf-X2fZDw4Qou1t8A7s
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plan and other material in this previous thread:

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=10606&highlight=booth+cottage&sid=013f10c11e820cb4affdf94bb2745e3e

Potential "masterpiece" ? Probably not. But an interesting opportunity for improvement, on a property with limited Wrightian significance beyond the name ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Masterpiece" is a stretch. But it could be improved significantly.

outside, is the value of the land such that moving the house to a more modest area would bring in enough money by selling the current lot to upgrade the house?
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outside in



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the house is definitely endangered. the asking price is actually below the market value for a lot in that part of Glencoe, and there are very few lots remaining anywhere near this cottage to move it to. Its a difficult situation as it has had a few mediocre additions glommed on over the years (including the entry canopy) which are not worth moving. In reality its a wooden "airstream" used by the Booth family for a summer.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turn it into a one-of-a-kind house kit . . . "Build Your Own Wright Vacation House !" . . . perhaps as the piece de resistance in next season's Neiman Marcus catalog ?

All the excrescences could be discarded, every part and piece labeled to an assembly chart in the manner of the ASBH product ? "Choose your site, pour your slab, and presto . . . !"

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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Lloyd Wright’s endangered Booth Cottage sells for $555K


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outside in



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Village of Glencoe has received a application for demolition of the Booth Cottage. The demo will be delayed for 6 months due to its honorary landmark status. The Village has no other protections, and the Village Board or Village Manager really don't seem to care. Sad state for Glencoe's history. The new owners are Jean Yang, a "real estate investor" - another McMansion coming soon!
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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If any of you are on twitter, Blair Kamin (architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune) is attempting to locate the owners:

https://twitter.com/BlairKamin/status/1131308062365671425

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/blair-kamin/ct-biz-endangered-illinois-landmarks-kamin-0501-story.html
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John



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Booth Cottage in the Chicago Tribune Reply with quote

New owner applies for demolition permit!

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/blair-kamin/ct-biz-frank-lloyd-wright-house-kamin-0522-story.html?utm_campaign=Subscriber_Matching&utm_content=engagement_recurring_engagement_article_recommendation_final_matching&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zaius
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

‘Incomplete’ Demolition Permit Filed For Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Home In Glencoe


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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vintage black-and-white image is very appealing, isn't it . . .

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Tom



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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.
Hard for me to understand the cottage as Wright until seeing that shot:

https://www.dwell.com/article/booth-cottage-frank-lloyd-wright-demolition-permit-0511a97e/6537383022661414912
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With that photo one can see how "Usonian" might cross (has crossed) some lips. The roof fascia is uniquely minimalist, for this date, while the wooden "water table" is pure Prairie.

Is it correct to say that this was intended as a temporary structure ?

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Tom



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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice observation between roof and water table.

Yeah, I think I read in one of those articles it was intended as a temporary building.
The photograph suffices for preservation.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Column: Wright buffs scramble to save a Glencoe cottage by the famed architect that's threatened with demolition


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