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



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A recent post of a 1980's-era Robert Green house wasn't warmly received (too shiny & groovy?), but perhaps this one will fare better. I'm thinking it's Robert Green from the early 60's, judging from the available board width of the redwood planks.

It's nice to see realistic looking amateur real estate snapshots not overly distorted by wide angle lenses and flash photography. Also interesting to see completely empty of furnishings & décor - nothing to look at but the bones. The only objection I see would be the latter-day wall to wall carpeting, which could be remedied someday.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/99-Connemara-Rd_Roswell_GA_30075_M53145-30827
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The staircase in photo 23 looks out of place. Think that's original?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beauty. Photos 20 and 27-8 clearly show interior board siding aligning with CMU courses. Did Mr Wright ever do that ?

Can't think of a CMU house with stone flooring, either. The plain gray carpet isn't criminal, as I see it -- unless it covers stone or good concrete . . .

Green was one of the good ones, inspired by Wright but with his own vision and ideas. Wish that old website was still up.

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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
What a beauty. Photos 20 and 27-8 clearly show interior board siding aligning with CMU courses. Did Mr Wright ever do that


yes FLW did: http://www.bryanmatthews.com/our-work/gordon-house/


That Robert Green house is a real gem!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Yes




. . . and no ?

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JChoate



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In photo 32 (laundry room) there appears to be a delicious red concrete floor. Also in photo 35 (exterior steps) the concrete is tinted red. In photo 8 we see the carpet run up to the glass then red concrete on the exterior side of the window wall.
That would be nice if a red concrete slab lurks under all that carpeting.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed ! Any Usonians with a mix of stone floor and Cherokee Red slab ? I like it . . .

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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone know which "apprentice" did this one?

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/29899-Ellen-Dr-Genoa-IL-60135/61692382_zpid/
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

House built 1966; the cabinetry must be newer, judging by material, detail, hardware -- so, does it represent a re-thinking of the original ?

A quiet street presence conceals considerable drama within.

Where is Genoa, IL ? Near anybody else in Wright ?

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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
Where is Genoa, IL ? Near anybody else in Wright ?SDR


32 miles SE of Rockford, IL

Nearest FLW buildings Pettit Chapel, Laurent House
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's intriguing. It would be nice to know something more about it.

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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1909 Park St, Azle, TX 76020


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The interiors are cold, as if only half finished. Bigger is not always better.
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, we can call anything Fay Jones, too!


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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I be secretly pleased that Wright (and now Jones) imitators don't seem to be able to get their stonemasonry up to par ? It becomes a common fault -- and a way to identify the wannabes ?

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