Video: Schindler's Lovell Beach House

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DavidC
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Video: Schindler's Lovell Beach House

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Lovell Beach House - [2:54]


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Reidy
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Post by Reidy »

An interesting fact, barely visible in the historic photos, is that the house was originally just at the high tide line (which is why it's up on stilts). The vast beach at the beginning of the video was added ca. 1940, when the local authorities dredged the marsh to the east, turning it into a bay with a peninsula, where the house is, on the ocean side. They trucked the dredgings westward to extend the beach.

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Re: Video: Schindler's Lovell Beach House

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I came across this 1975 video tour of RMS's Lovell Beach House whilst Googling recently.
The vid was shown on the BBC as a segment of The Open University series. Apparently, Dr. Lovell was still in residence at the time of the filming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MFOgR9JWOM

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Re: Video: Schindler's Lovell Beach House

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One video follows the other, on my YouTube feed anyway. It's interesting to see one neighboring house replaced by another, perhaps less modest one.

And this is another architectural icon awaiting its first thorough restoration: remove the paint, remove the sleeping porch enclosure---a familiar story.

In the second video we see original sleeping-porch windows, certainly designed by the architect. As the sleeping porches took on wind-blown rain and couldn't be used as expected, maybe the change---including the filling in of the horizontal viewing slots---happened fairly early ?

Another change was the replacement of the small horizontal opaque panes in the window wall, by clear glass. I wonder what brought that on.

The final surprise (for me) was the length of time that Dr Lovell continued to own and use this house.

S

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