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



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can say now, I think, that the all-glass balcony or terrace balustrade has come into its own. Until quite recently an opaque or solid element has been present -- either a railing, or a thin metal cap molding, both of which are capable of compining separate sheets of glass into a structural continuity. This, predictably, has given way to entirely self-supporting (i.e., cantilevered) pieces of glass, butted or not, fastened below the surface or slotted into it.

Where there's room, I still prefer a horizontal obstruction which, because of its horizontal dimension, effectively prevents accidents. This could be a bench with back, or a horizontal surface such as a planter. But when space is tighter or a desire to be able to look downward from the terrace or balcony prevails, the glass balustrade is the (current) solution . . .

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/a-contemporary-prairie-house-by-yunakov-architecture-in-kiev-ukraine/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/3/20/14982494/ormewood-park-home-name-drops-frank-lloyd-wright
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It reminds me of the description of the mullet haircut: Business in the front, party in the back.
In this case it's Prairie on the outside, mod on the inside.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The world is drowning in sheetrock. Future builders would be able to mine gypsum from our present-day landfills . . . assuming the trend continues.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20160421/CRED0701/160429963/frank-lloyd-wright-involvement-in-grayslake-house-called-unlikely?utm_campaign=Wright+Society&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wright_Society_37
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The real estate agent speaks of "Frank" several times, apparently trying to differentiate father and son. Maybe she's forgetting that Jr. was Frank, too!

My first touring job as a musician when I was eighteen was with Frank Sinatra, Jr. Middle aged women in "supper clubs" were nearly fainting while screaming "Frank!" and "Frankie!"...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This house was on this thread some years ago. I think the entire article is a reprint. Interesting house, but a bit overdone. Frank-less.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's still on the market:
https://hotpads.com/23675-w-chardon-rd-grayslake-il-60030-1mrhg2c/pad-for-sale
Lloyd was not responsible for much of what we see here.

From a different previous thread: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=9570&highlight=grayslake&sid=f9bcb5e445ac5c185e0eb446219f88d9


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are eighteen photos of the house in Alan Weintraub's 1998 monograph, and Lloyd's aerial view drawing is included as well. Referring to the realtor's aerial photo, everything beyond the pool (which matches Lloyd's rendering), and the boomerang-shaped terrace overlooking it, is original, while the building(s) nearer the camera are not. Looking at the living room photo centered on the fireplace, only the painting above the fireplace and a large polo-bear rug are missing today; the couches, tables and even the table lamps appear in Weintraub's photo. Weintraub mentions the tree piercing the building and calls the house "among the most palatial of Wright's built residences."

There is, of course, no mention of Wright Sr.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it...
https://monterey.craigslist.org/apa/6058233453.html
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://denver.craigslist.org/reb/6058015927.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, the Monterrey house started out as a tiny 2-bedroom A-frame by Mark Mills for a bachelor, one of his earliest and best designs. It has been added onto extensively. Photos 2-5, 13 and 14 are of the original portion. Photos 6 and 8 show an expanded dining area. The skylight in photo 12 is not original.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a hunch it was Mark Mills. Would like to see more of his work if anyone has any links or images...Smile Here is a good link: http://digital.lib.calpoly.edu/rekl-mills-ms175?page=3&display=list
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, the only image of the A-Frame is on page 8, third from bottom, with a photo of the architect, showing the living room.
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