Article: Pictures of Affleck House - Bloomfield Hills, MI

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DavidC
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Article: Pictures of Affleck House - Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Roderick Grant
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A wonderful house, but I have never cared for that 'window' in the loggia (images 13 and 26).

Tom
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Central loggia concept bears some resemblance to Price desert house in Arizona

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Tom
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The floors look worse for wear on the Lawrence Tech website.
Question arises for these elevated Usonians, why poured concrete
instead of wood - thermal mass maybe?
Surprised not to see any cracks in Affleck floor.

Doesn't the Lewis house (elevated Usonian) have wood floors?

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Pew and Lewis are wood, extensively carpeted in the photos, and Sturges is wood with Cherokee-colored vinyl or linoleum tile . . .

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Yes, of course
Interesting

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The Affleck section drawing uses an unusual (for Taliesin) convention for wood-framed plates; we see that the only slabs would be on the ground-floor spaces beyond the cut (presumably), and in the upstairs bedroom wing . . .


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outside in, Winn is half one-story and half two-story; is the half one a concrete slab? What is the structure of the 2-story half?

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