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A Usonian Dreamer
I like the fact that you are keeping the home around 2000 sguare feet--I tried to keep ours small, but my wife keep making our bedroom larger. Stay discipled, keep the home small and spend your money on the detials and design. You will not be sorry. We love our home and marvel in the way it makes us feel everyday.
Email me directly at email@example.com if you have any other questions.
FLW addiction recently fed by building a wright-inspired ranch designed by former senior Taliesin Fellow.
The site is more important than the building. Get away from the crowds. Find a dramatic building site with bold natural features, and a falling landscape with a southerly view. Look about this site for clues as to building materials, as though they may be gathered up and used to build, but do not disturb them. Don't look into the site to admire it, but stand there and look out in all directions. No freeways or feedlots. Let this site determine your floorplan and character. You will not need FLLW decoration to style your house. Or any other.
Have traditional elements. A large fireplace and living space for the family to gather, eat, and live. Small but comfortable bedrooms and baths. Avoid media rooms, family rooms, and such that separate the family. Use sturdy materials and furnishings so that you may actually live everywhere in the house.
That is close to the Usonian idea. Now find a designer who can do this for you. Develope a FLLW organic idea rather than a style.
Doug Kottom, Battle Lake, Minnesota
Dave Vottero AIA
Schooley Caldwell Associates
300 Marconi BLVD
Cols, Oh 43215
D. Shawn BEckwith
The Durable Slate Company
Pjt. Manager Westcott House renovation