Lois Davidson Gottlieb--Taliesin Apprentice

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Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Here is a possible solution to the desk/bed small space problem in this cottage.

http://www.deskbeds.com

or this one

http://wallbedsnmore.com/hidden-bed.html
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Re: bed
The blocks seem to be 4" in height, making the top of the cabinetry under the window in photo 2, pg. 223, 32", which continues as a sort of desk (is that a Smith/Corona under the wall hanging?) across the bedroom's south wall. I would bet the bed fits under the shelf with the head at the north end, probably less than the standard 21" height to allow for foot room. It appears to be about 33" wide x 65" long beyond the counter, so it would extend only about 7" to 13" under it.

Education Professor
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Post by Education Professor »

I believe the house featured in Ms. Gottlieb's book is the Val Goeschen residence (1951) in Inverness, CA, her first solo project.

EP

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Post by Education Professor »

There is a nice article about this house (Dr. Gregory Val-Goeschen house) by James. M. Fitch in the March 1953 edition of House Beautiful (pp. 122-125 and pg. 148).

The house is indeed 576 sq. ft., and it cost $11,000 to build in 1951. There is an upright piano in the dining room alcove.

Pg. 124 shows a photo of the bedroom area with the following caption:

"Neat as a sea captain's quarters, the sleeping area has a full-size bed and wardrobe. Every square inch is put to use. Back of built-in couch is storage space; shelves hang on walls over bed; built-in desk runs along wall."

Roderick, there is indeed a Smith Corona typewriter under the wall hanging.

EP

KevinW
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Post by KevinW »

So this pre dates Boomer.
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Post by Education Professor »

Apparently so, Kevin.....EP

jay
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Post by jay »

7 years later and I also come across the "Weekend House" (Val Goeschen house) in the Environment and Design in Housing book by Ms. Gottlieb, and am delighted...

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From what I can find, the cottage/cabin was fairly recently an overnight rental under the title "Summit Cottage". But I was unable to find an active rental listing:
https://www.agreatertown.com/point_reye ... _000714949

I plunked around trying to find a street address, thinking maybe there is a more recent real estate listing. No luck there. Would anyone know how to search the Inverness CA public records for an address with the original homeowners name (Goeschen)?

Here's a few more photos from someone who rented it in 2014:
http://allbutthedissertation.blogspot.c ... ttage.html

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