Alsop House

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Post by SDR »

Nice drawings, aren't they. We haven't often seen illustrative drawings of this kind from Taliesin -- certainly not with that lettering -- but who else could be expected to develop these axonometric views of what is indeed a very complex structure ?


I am reminded of illustrations made for publications like The Modern House in America (1940, Architectural Book Publishing Co, Inc) intended perhaps for knowledgeable lay readers -- though there are no delicious axonometric views here:


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Post by outside in »

Thank you sdr, I appreciate it.

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Post by Education Professor »

What is the square footage of Alsop?

Also, are the beams under the light deck in the sitting area of the living room structural or merely decorative? They seem rather out of character to me:

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Post by peterm »

Yes, they are indeed structural. They continue through and above the soffit as rafters...

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Post by Education Professor »

Thanks, peterm. It is an unusual feature in the Usonians as Wright typically tried to hide structural beams (no posts, etc.).

Do you happen to recall the approximate square footage? Is it smaller than Lamberson?

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Post by peterm »

I think it's a little bigger, with a larger master bath, extra master fireplace, a wider and longer gallery. The master bedroom is more spacious than Lamberson. Both houses have three bedrooms. But I don't know the exact square footage. Lamberson is 1600 something.

The living room is unique with the fireplace surrounded by glass and not placed as a part of the masonry core. The step down living room is breathtaking...

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Re: Alsop House

Post by peterm »

I was mistaken here. The house has 4 bedrooms, but one is very small.

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