Fir Tree House, Pecos, New Mexico

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m.perrino
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Fir Tree House, Pecos, New Mexico

Post by m.perrino »

What a surprise. While watching a netflix series called "Longmire" I saw a brief glimpse of the exterior of the Fir Tree House. Later, in Series 4, in the episode called " Hector Lives ", several of the main characters were inside Fir Tree. WOW ! The interior still looks faithful to all other photos available. The "open rafter" design ( if that would be the correct term ), is quite unlike FLW. The seating, fireplace, lighting, etc, all appeared to be in great shape.

I like the " Longmire " series, but what a treat to see a generally under represented FLW home.

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

That is one beautiful abode!

Tom
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Post by Tom »

Beautiful indeed.
Thanks for the link SDR.
Looks like I'll be watching Longmire after all, hope it's worth the time.

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Wright did the open rafter roof also in the Wyoming Valley School.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

Tom
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Post by Tom »

Auldbrass, also open rafter.

(speaking of architecture in film and at the risk of revealing my bad taste and Netflix addiction: if you like the work of Arne Jacobsen there is a series called 'dicte', female reporter/sleuth, with really good footage of the Aarhus town hall inside and out.)

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Post by Roderick Grant »

The Davis House, also with open rafters, is the closest in look to Friedman, both being descendants of the Tahoe Project, but Friedman is the better version.

Tom
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Post by Tom »

First episode of Longmire down. Vick was Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica. I'm hooked.

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Post by stoddard »

Pearce as well. Imparts a somewhat rustic feel in this Laurent variant.

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Post by peterm »

Perfection. Inside and out, just breathtaking...

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Post by Rood »

You have no idea how the lush, green lawn and the clear blue water of the pool transforms the house in its setting.

I wrote elsewhere (here) that when I slept at the house in the 70's ... there was no lawn and no pool, just a rocky, overgrazed cow pasture reaching up to the walls of the living room terrace, with all the things you find in a typical pasture. Everything looks so much better, today.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Kentucky blue in New Mexico?

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Post by SDR »

Storrer's black-and-white photo of A Friedman shows the former landscape.

Tom
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Post by Tom »

First appearance is in Season 4 episode 3 High Noon at minute mark 1:29.
And it's featured prominently in the first half of the episode. The exterior is, they don't go inside in this episode, except for the entrance court.
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Post by Tom »

The straight on elevation of the of the living room end of this house has always struck me as un-Wright like and a little bit clumsy or not as "successful" as other Wright houses. Yet reading Levine recently on the fist Roberts Block plan of 1896 for 22 houses - the second story dormers for some of these seem to relate directly to the main room of the Pecos house. Also the well known dormer sketch for Chauncey Williams in Oak Park.
... I think we've been through this before on some previous post, "the dunce hat" issue - I'm not sure. From the little I've seen of this house it's always difficult for me to reconcile the stunning interior with the "dunce hat" exterior. I'd LOVE to see this place in person.

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