Caring for the forsaken

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SDR wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:19 am
So, were the benches and table at the breakfast nook to be built in, or were they loose pieces ?
I think that depended on the layout/floorplan. There are places, like the nook at B1, where the table is bolted to the wall, and others, like ours, where pulling it away and adding a chair (and maybe a leaf) made it possible to expanding dining into living quarters (and host a bigger party.) I've seen tables with pedestals on one and both ends. -N

(Confirmed also by your artstor image....)

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Thanks. So there are built examples . . .

The ASBh furniture becomes a subject of study in its own right. Are built examples made of gum wood ? Stafford's chair is gum.

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Interior wood selection was made in conversation between Richard's yard, the contractor, and (possibly) the client. Gum is in famously in B1, but all the commercial homes I have toured (including ours) feature birch. Here is where, in the shared specifications, the selection would be made and entered.

"Inside Finish

The contractor will furnish and install all items of interior finish required to complete the entire residence in accordance with the drawings and will consist of _____________ throughout."

Source: FLW ASBH Specifications. Avery.

(Prototypes and their progeny are never the same.)

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For those possessing a degree of structural visualization, it may have been frustrating trying to reconcile the photos of the built house with the ASBH plan of A-203---because the house was constructed from a flopped version of that plan (a not uncommon occurrence with which any architect or builder would be well acquainted, Wright included). Although Nick mentions in several places that this was the case, we haven't so far seen what that flopped plan looks (and feels) like. Here is the flopped plan:


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In the same vein, here are the elevations and a section drawing of A-203, as built for Elizabeth Murray:


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On the Entrance Elevation, the first drawing above, we are looking through the open porch (with its vertical grille device at the left end of the opening) to the living-room window band.

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Photographs of the Elizabeth Murray House by owner/restorer Nick Hayes, the first as-found and the second as restored. Note that the enclosed porch fenestration has been brought much closer to Wright's detailing, including replication of the grille element and adherence to the 24" planning grid and stud spacing. The handsome dark trim color effectively minimizes the remaining differences between old and new . . .


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SDR wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:05 pm
Photographs of the Elizabeth Murray House by owner/restorer Nick Hayes, the first as-found and the second as restored.
Thank you for all of the visual attention given to the Elizabeth Murphy House. The flipped layout can be confusing! For folks keeping score, here are our renovations/projects competed since 2016. https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2019/0 ... ght-house/

We are grateful for the support/expertise of FLWBC, The Engineering Group and fellow homeowners who have helped us to find the necessary sensitivity and proper restorative frameworks to tackle this work.

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