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1960 Canadian post and beam by James E. Second

 
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peterm



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject: 1960 Canadian post and beam by James E. Second Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/i_0OEz5iqoE

http://15wooddaledr.com/
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swara31



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for posting link..!!
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Tom



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sucker for this this kind of building.
Well filmed video I thought.
Reminds me of the series of Texas Houses by Hejduk.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The house is located just at the bottom of the Niagara Escarpment. At the top of the hill, is Brock University . . ."

One hopes that the house isn't located where it might be subject to future flooding.

http://geo.msu.edu/extra/geogmich/niagara.html

The half-submerged lower-level spaces would be warmer in winter, cooler in summer than second-floor bedrooms beneath a roof tend to be.

The multiple floor materials---and in particular the busy parquet---are a distraction in the photos, but that's my only aesthetic quibble. Heaven . . .

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Tom



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... also the rear stairs to the back patio: too steep, and more might have been done there for a less abrupt transition and easy sitting for big parties
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR, I agree about the flooring. But in all other ways, this is a striking bit of architecture. The major problem is that, while YouTube gives the impression of expansive grounds, the lot is actually hemmed in by 6 adjacent houses, with the house, and all those floor-to-ceiling walls in the bedrooms, quite close to the street.

That's the problem with glass houses. Not throwing stones, but having to keep the drapes shut.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Fortunately, the window-coverings industry has kept up with need: there are any number of discreet roll-down (and roll-up) shades, in a wide variety of
fabrics and like substances. I am surprised now when I finally notice, in realtor photos, large windows in MCM and similar residences, roller shades tucked into
or above top jambs---including in Wright-designed houses.

It is a spectacular house, reminiscent of both east-coast and west-coast examples: a truly international building vocabulary ?

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peterm



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The landscaping is on a very high level.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is. To see the property (apparently) in its original state (if looking, outdoors, a bit faded or unloved ?) is a pleasure and a privilege. I assume it will fall into the right hands. How are the comparables, price-wise ?

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JimM



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to step on modernist toes, but wouldn't this fine house benefit from color on the interior as well as the exterior? Even the flooring effects might be subdued...
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, JimM, the WHITE is disconcerting, especially inside. I suspect, while not being familiar with the architect's work, that it didn't start out that way. An easy flaw to fix.
Those floors, however, would be a costly alteration.
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