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Fir Tree House, Pecos, New Mexico
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m.perrino



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Fir Tree House, Pecos, New Mexico Reply with quote

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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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ishouldbelaughing.blogspot.com/2013/05/architecture-wednesday-fir-tree-house.html
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one beautiful abode!
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Tom



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wright did the open rafter roof also in the Wyoming Valley School.
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Tom



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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Tom



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfection. Inside and out, just breathtaking...
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Rood



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kentucky blue in New Mexico?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Tom



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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