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The worst that I can say is that the majority of the spaces---the minor ones---hold little charm. But as for the rest, inside and out, I'm a fan. What a breath of fresh air: rational and s e x y fenestration opening the spaces as needed and breaking the symmetry in the process (but not on the street facade) in a thoroughly elegant and convincing way. The material palette is robust and heartening---and apparently conscious of the context the building was designed for.
Of course its parti is that of many a Wright house, with the best spaces upstairs under the roof.
Maybe a little "organic" detail, to the masonry or the roof fascia, would convince any doubting neighbor that this is a residence not to be slighted ? But I'm happy with it just as it is. I think we ought to learn something about its designer . . .
Oak Park, IL 60302
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/851- ... 2679_zpid/
This is the other house. I used to pass by it when it was new (late 1990s). The attached garage must be newer
I really do like this pair. The CMU base is slightly battered or stepped out from the brick wall above ? And, among other things, this building has no "side" (Br.)---not a Queen Anne front and a Mary-ann back, to paraphrase Wright. Indeed there's more homogeneity here than in any Usonian I can picture, as far as a unified envelope is concerned.
This is the builder
It seems the husband (co-owner w/wife) was the architect
Their website is not active... odd
So I performed Google searches about the business and the husband/wife individually. Not much showed (3 minutes dedicated to this effort )