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When circa 1963 I visited Mrs Stuart Richardson (S.282), she said Wright referred to Christie (S278) as "one of my children born out of wedlock" referring to the siting where one approaches downhill, exposing the top of the flat roof. That doesn't sound like Turner. Hmm.
Both William Allin Storrer and John Sergeant note Turner as the builder of Christie. Page 118 of the 1984 paperback edition of Sergeant's Usonian Houses book states Harold Turner spent several years building Usonians: Hanna '37, Rebhuhn '38, Suntop '39, G-W '39, Armstrong '39, Christie '40, Affleck '41, and Wall '41. Both Sergeant and Storrer do note that Christie did not have Taliesin staff on site during construction...maybe that was the source of Wright's comment to Mrs. Richardson?That doesn't sound like Turner. Hmm.
As to the siting of Christie, this site plan signed by Wright is as the house was built originally, save for the owner's suite extension added decades later:
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 8412981387
There are a couple of site study sketches in the file, but all have the approach from above as the site, from my observation while there, is too wet and rocky if approached from below.