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DavidC
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It's good to see you, Peter.

The video is very well done. It both shows the house and tells of its history, quite well.


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Great video!!
It illustrates the house well, and highlights it’s unique details. The inclusion of the bit of history that the Alsop and Lamberson houses are literally sisters was a nice touch.

Please reach out Eric or John at the Conservancy to get this video linked from the Wright on the Market listing.

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I already did.

Glad you liked it, Dan!

Roderick Grant
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I was surprised to see that the house is in better condition than some reports implied.

Matt2
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I understand they are taking offers. So what is a fair estimate on the value of the house?

peterm
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Post by peterm »

The actual final offers will determine that.

I suppose I can say that things are moving in the direction of 500,000, which is still a bargain for a Wright house of this quality, size and importance.

The living room is huge. The furniture alone is worth well over 100k at auction, assuming someone would be so ruthless and cruel to remove it from its world.

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The floor lights are a unique detail, aren't they. Two of them, in the far corners of the living room, appear on the floor plan. I wonder what is unusual in this instance that inspired them ? Perhaps the slope of the ceiling, and the lack of a light deck above the living-room windows, presented an opportunity for reflected light coming from below ?

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Post by Matt2 »

Thanks. I was wondering how it compared to other homes in the area. Nice video BTW and informative. I didn't know the two homes were commissioned and built at the same time. And that 5 foot module is interesting as I always feels Wright's homes can be a bit tight and would benefit from scaling up a bit. It would be interesting to experience that 5-foot module.

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The floor lights are a unique detail, aren't they. Two of them, in the far corners of the living room, appear on the floor plan. I wonder what is unusual in this instance that inspired them ? Perhaps the slope of the ceiling, and the lack of a light deck above the living-room windows, presented an opportunity for reflected light coming from below ?
Wright liked indirect lighting, period. His glazed gable or glazed shed roof houses have the quality of being lantern-like at dusk or in the night when lighted from below. Here at Sweeton, up/down lights were set into a small deck along the outer face of the masonry mass. The dining space is only 10' wide, so presumably no additional light was needed at the outer edges of the room to achieve the effect. The Alsop rooms are considerably larger...if Wright didn't want to interrupt the window wall with lights or a deck, the only alternative would be to set lighting either in built-ins below the window sill, or the floor.

I'll send a couple of pics to SDR relative to the analogous situation at Sweeton.

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My recollection is that the Willis Hughes residence in Jackson, Ms also has in-floor uplights,

DRN
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Not inside a building, but the driveway bridge at Fallingwater has in-slab up lights as well.

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DRN wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:26 am
The floor lights are a unique detail, aren't they. Two of them, in the far corners of the living room, appear on the floor plan. I wonder what is unusual in this instance that inspired them ? Perhaps the slope of the ceiling, and the lack of a light deck above the living-room windows, presented an opportunity for reflected light coming from below ?
Wright liked indirect lighting, period. His glazed gable or glazed shed roof houses have the quality of being lantern-like at dusk or in the night when lighted from below. Here at Sweeton, up/down lights were set into a small deck along the outer face of the masonry mass. The dining space is only 10' wide, so presumably no additional light was needed at the outer edges of the room to achieve the effect. The Alsop rooms are considerably larger...if Wright didn't want to interrupt the window wall with lights or a deck, the only alternative would be to set lighting either in built-ins below the window sill, or the floor. I'll send a couple of pics to SDR relative to the analogous situation at Sweeton.
Four similar floor lights are found in the original theatre at Taliesin West.

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Dan sent these photos of Sweeton:

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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