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He had a practice in Atlanta for almost 45 years, wherein he evolved, like all architects do. But in this first house, I think his references to Wright's Usonians were his most intentional.
Along with the house came a thick notebook of photos and multiple rolls of drawings which indicate that Green had begun the work in 1959, then returned in 1986 for renovations & additions, then again in 1996 for more. Each time he returned, he fixed what had gone downhill plus corrected some of his earlier mistakes.
It's been referred to as the Copeland House after the original owners, however, Green's drawings titled it "Sequoyah".
I should scan some of those old photos to share the "before & after & after again". In the meantime, here are my own recent pics:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140080283 ... 3647230699
I have very fond memories of Collier Park as a high schooler with my best friends trying to stay sane, lo those many years ago.
But you've got one hell of house there. The photographs are gorgeous. You've obviously taken pride in it, a good thing. I for one and I'm sure many others here would be very interested in knowing and seeing more about Sequoyah.
I am an architect, though, who has designed houses and been on many an architectural photo shoot where I've seen the pros pay attention to the light. I think it's interesting to watch how things look at different times of the day (or night).
Congratulations on owning such a wonderful home! And, thanks for sharing it with us.
Here is a link to an old thread from Wright chat on Robert Green's work.
On page two (2) I had posted some pictures from a visit that my wife and I made to your (now) home back in Spetember of 2007 as part of an Atlanta DOCOMOMO tour that had a couple of Robert Green's homes on it. We absolutely loved the Copeland House - not to mention the beautiful landscaping surrounding it, too.
Great to see that the home is in very good and caring hands. And, thanks for posting your wonderful pictures, too.