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Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They really aren't married to the house very well, are they . . . The one on the right in the final shot looks like it wants to take off for Jupiter, or something. Odd . . .

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When an architect doesn’t understand balance and composition, I would prefer they leave the virtuosity behind and just make a nice box.

This just doesn’t work.
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Balalaika762



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of what can (or can't) be called Wright styled, what do you think about this house? It's located in Santa Barbara, CA, and is described as "Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired.

So far, I can see that it's not entirely unjustified, but how accurate would be this description? The same company did offer actual FLW villas in the past, so they're not trying to compensate something either.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for that submission, Balalaika762. No, this is not very close to Wright; one might call it Craftsman-like ? The house has lost it's most
Wrightian feature, perhaps: a roof with generous overhangs all around, the gable ends canted and the eaves extended horizontally. The roof pitch
is about right for a Prairie hip roof; Wright's gable roofs of the period have a bit more of a rise to them, strange to say ?

The early photos are very useful in assessing the present-day remains. Can you be specific about which Wright houses the company has presented
in the past ? That's an interesting note.

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When does a house become a villa?
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Classical Rocking Chair


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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh...sneaky seller. The rocking chair IS related to the photo in the catalog, but the caption for the catalog photo ( Chairs 60) is beneath the continued description of a FLW Unity Temple chair (Chairs 59) pictured elsewhere, either previous page, or this page out of frame.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for divining the source or basis of that "error," Dan. I've written the seller . . . pointing out that Wright never included naturalistic detail in decorative design . . .

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josquin



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: FLW Inspired House in Polo, Ill Reply with quote

From Curbed, a nice FLW inspired house by architect Verne Lars Solberg.

https://www.curbed.com/2018/8/30/17800554/midcentury-modern-house-for-sale-frank-lloyd-wright
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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That house is gem! It is legitimately labeled "Wright inspired".
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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for sale
https://www.newyorkupstate.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/09/c8660a788c8087/frank-lloyd-wright-style-home.html
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.archdaily.com/901199/dalvey-road-house-guz-architects
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aside from the roof, there's little of Wright in the Singapore house, which is nevertheless an impressive affair. The previous house might be Wrightian in feel, beneath and within a constructivist framework ? Very nice . . .

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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Wrightian, but it brings the outside in. Nice mid-century modern vibe.

With all that glass it is probably not the house you would build in northern Minnesota.

http://www.contemporist.com/new-contemporary-home-in-venice-california/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://globegazette.com/news/local/mason-city-frank-lloyd-wright-fans-home-featured-in-woman/article_bda82cf0-ad15-5d0c-8164-cc6dc8c3bcd4.html
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