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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject: Article: Walker House - Carmel, CA Reply with quote

Peek into ultra-private Frank Lloyd Wright house (photos)


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The caption to the image of the exterior of the enlarged master bedroom says that Mrs. Walker asked FLW to design it for her. I've never heard that before. Isn't Aaron Green believed to be the architect of that addition?

This is the one building that may suffer from rising sea levels in the not-far-off-enough future.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for biographical info on Della Brooks Walker, to determine her age. Great grandson Chuck Henderson gives an interesting interview:

http://thearchitectstake.com/interviews/brooks-walker-respectful-designs/

So far, no soap; the Walkers were married in 1901.

"Della Walker van Loben Sels ("decedent") was a resident of Carmel, California, when she died at the age of 100 on February 10, 1978."

http://www.leagle.com/decision/198678352fjtcm731_1618.xml/ESTATE%20OF%20WALKER%20v.%20COMMISSIONER

So, she would have been 75 in 1953. Clinton Walker died in 1944.


I believe someone here will tell us that architect Brooks Walker III was involved in work on the house, at some point.

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Della Brooks Walker (1902-1984) was married to Clinton Walker (1875-1944). Clinton was son of Thomas Barlow (T. B.) Walker (1840-1928) who, like Chauncey Griggs, made his fortune in Minnesota lumber, and founded the Walker Art Center.

Obviously, if Della Walker enlarged her bedroom upon remarriage at 75 in 1977, FLW was not the designer.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The interview with Brooks Walker is very interesting. I wish it had shown more of his work. The winery is nice, and the remodeling of the Wurster-designed house is respectful ... except, of course, for the overwhelming WHITE. The house as originally designed was featured in a magazine, I think Architectural Digest, long before the Paige Rense era. Even though the photos were b/w, it was obvious that this was not a white building. That part of the remodeling is a disappointment.

His analyses of Hadid, Gehry and Kahn are spot on. China as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw the Coen Brothers' new film "Hail Caesar" over the weekend. Throughout the very quirky but enjoyable film, was a set located on a rocky Pacific cove that was obviously inspired by the Della Walker house....the house is not real, just a set, but there are clear allusions to Wright's Walker opus.
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