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How far away is Barrington Hills from Chicago? Looks like a nice community, larger lots, sort of semi-rural in feel.
There is another house in that community (Post - a Marshall Erdman prefab) that gives far better views. That one's worth the drive.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barringt ... ,_Illinois
http://louzucaro.bairdwarner.com/proper ... S-IL-60010
Comparison of the zillow plan with Storrer's shows so many variances that it's difficult to imagine where the former came from. I haven't yet taken Roderick's lead and inspected Taschen. Storrer's comments are well worth the reading.
From what I'm seeing in the realtor's photos, it would appear the following are in or may be in play:Comparison of the zillow plan with Storrer's shows so many variances that it's difficult to imagine where the former came from.
- The realtor's floor plan depicts the rooms as they currently exist with the exception of the windows and the fireplace...there seems to be an aversion to drawing corner windows or possibly the linework depicting fixed sashes is printing a solid wall; and the delineator may not have known how to draw a corner fireplace or missed it altogether.
- Wright's and Storrer's plan do not match what is seen in the photos at the fireplace and the bedroom interiors. Was Storrer's plan too reliant on Wright's plan and did not take into account all of the as-built changes? He does seem to account for the increased window size at the end of the bedroom wing from what is shown on the Taliesin plan, but the open corner fireplace in the living room is not depicted in his plan or the realtor's. Were changes made subsequent to Storrer's data gathering visits in 1968-71? I seriously doubt the fireplace was changed after 1971, but the bedrooms could have been.
- The white drywall partition in one of the bedrooms looks out of place...a later alteration to divide the big children's room?
- The photo of the bath in the first bedroom seems to match the realtor photo...a field change during original construction to gain windows in the bedroom or a later alteration? Was it missed by Storrer in his visit or was it altered later?
- In the same photo as the drywall partition there also seems to be an interruption in the unit lines on the floor slab...could this be indicative of a floor patch or possibly the relocation/capping of some under slab feature?
The house may have been altered as it was originally built and/or sustained some changes post construction. In any case, it is a great house I hadn't really seen before.
Notice in the elevations of Dlesk, the roof line extends out as it rises in a fashion quite popular with MCM, while Fredrick, as built, recedes up to the ridge to admit light to the clerestories. See photos 6, 10, 15, 16 and Storrer's plan.
I wonder what specie is the wood. Its quiet grain is clearly not the expected cypress or redwood. It appears in some photos to possibly have a tinted stain on parts of the ceilings. I do like the kitchen volume in the first photo in which it appears, with the interesting complexity of the upper windows and their very brawny mullion/sash construction.