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His sister has decided to sell the house including all of Wright’s original furniture, which is in excellent condition. The Alsop and Lamberson houses were both designed in 1948, completed in 1951, with construction overseen by apprentice Johnny Hill.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Here are images of the property, mostly from the Artstor file except where larger scans were available from print sources.
https://library.artstor.org/#/search/Wr ... =1;size=48
Unusual bathroom mirror cabinet . . .
Peter, please let Gordon’s sister know that the FLWBC is here to provide guidance and assistance with Wright on the Market in the task to find a new preservation minded owner/steward to continue her brother’s efforts and care for the house.
The kitchen is not provided with a window, just a generous skylight---despite there being a convenient outside wall where a window could have been centered if desired. But this would have spoiled the northeast elevation . . .
The construction specs call for hefty steel Ts as window mullions; the detail sheet shows wood. Sash hinges are uniquely canted, in plan . . .
Section drawings show the usual doubling of roof pitch, from one side of the ridge(s) to the other; here it is 3 1/2 in 12 and 7 in 12. The penetration of living space by three hefty roof rafters is a rarity in Wright. Two different seat pitches are shown on different drawings.
Drawings © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)
Please correct me if this is inaccurate.
Who can update us on the condition of the slab ? What repairs if any were made to it ? Is there more to do to ?
I'm intrigued by the unusually thick mat---almost three times the normal thickness for a Usonian. What was the impetus for that ?
Also, I heard that there are two all cash offers on the home.
Realtor.com estimates value at $202K, and Zillow estimates at $195K. It will be interesting to see what it sells for.
the property at 1907 A Ave E, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 has approximately 2,281 square feet, 3 beds and 2 baths with a lot size of 1.7 acres. Nearby schools include Oskaloosa Elementary School, Oskaloosa Middle School and Oskaloosa High School.
It’s true that there are a few offers already.