Modern Prairie Style Houses

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Tim
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Modern Prairie Style Houses

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Hello - I am looking for resources (e.g., website, magazine, books) about modern prairie style homes. Modern being home built in the last 10-20 years. I appreciate any resources and help. Thank you!

SDR
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David and others have served up examples of just that thing, in the last few years. Perhaps he would be best equipped to re-post a few of the hits, typically made available for photography by appearing in the real estate market. The last one I can recall we've seen twice: a cruciform 1 1/2-story residence with shallow and broad hipped roofs, and an aerie (pun intended) master suite in the "attic," which is conveniently supplied with windows appearing almost like clerestories from the ground. We saw it (again) quite recently if I'm not mistaken.

Does Fay Jones's work qualify---or would it, were its roofs not so steep and so seldom hipped ?

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Modern Prairie Style Houses

Post by Roderick Grant »

1) Is "pencil rock" an actual thing? How could an admirer of FLW go to the extremes Serra did in construction, then white everything out inside? It's a very grand house, but the interiors are sterile.

2) Traverse City is a better house than the pencil, though it owes more to the brothers Greene than FLW.

3) The Colorado "Prairie House" is not a prairie house, because CO is not a prairie state.

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Re: Modern Prairie Style Houses

Post by UpOnGoblinHill »

As someone who aspires to build a prairie style home, (Or perhaps more accurately, a Natural House) I have to say the contemporary interpretations of the prairie style I've seen ride a strange line between restraints in contemporary taste and restraints in contemporary building standards. I see very few new homes being built with true stone or brick, or stucco for that matter. I suspect that is mostly limits of budget on the part of new home builders, but it's lamentable to see such an accessible and attractive home style be forced into a mold it doesn't fit well.
"I might make something so extraordinary, that no one will ever see me again, but not because I am not there; Their eyes will simply glance off, blinded completely, by what I've made."

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