Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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SDR wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:39 pm
Would the Foundation have been in the business of selling plans drawn by others than Mr Wright---say, for instance, a John Rattenbury design---prior to that date ?
I guess it could be a (severely) bastardized version of something that one of the TAA architects has designed, way back when.


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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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"Fallingwater North" is another one of those houses that doesn't need a helping hand from FLW.

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Carl Gilmore, architect (not on John Geiger's list although there was an associate of Alden Dow named Gilmore)
3900 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI
$4.8M (assessor says $609K)

Article: https://www.freep.com/story/money/real- ... 571132002/

59 photos on Realtor.com: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 3013703600

to my eye the interiors look like E. Fay Jones

"The BENEFIT of this property... This luxury residence inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright & designed by Carl D Gilmore, Architect of Record, THE SHELTER COMPANY is now offered For Sale. This Artisan Craftsman design is complemented by 16 acres of PEACE-on-EARTH. Located just outside of Ann Arbor w/ AA schools, the home offers a life of living in a tranquil gallery of art. The surface textures are supported by naturally mined stone, solid cherry wood, tons of glass, cedar shingles, & other elements. The exterior / interior stone is unaltered from its source, carefully placed by hand (sometimes by crane) to create a true FLW experience where the home becomes a part of the land. The spatial textures are a work of art allowing a consistent flow connecting int & ext spaces. The house flows w/ the land from the outside to the inside. The built-in, custom designed & manufactured furniture & lighting supports the unimaginable amount of patience, thought & skill involved in creating such a treasure." - realtor.com
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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This is the house I referred to in my comment here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14995

I do like this one very much . . .

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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https://www.houzz.com/discussions/24909 ... t-disciple

Armand Carroll (1898-1976) was not a Wright apprentice, but he did graduate from Penn, practiced in the Philadelphia area, designed Art Deco and Moderne styled movie theaters in the late 1920's through the 1930's, and designed some great MidMod houses in the 1950's and '60's, including the above linked gem that is often mistakenly noted as the other Frank Lloyd Wright house in South Jersey....it is 4 miles south of our house. The exterior siding and trim are actually a light warm grey.

There is also a nice one in Elkins Park near Beth Sholom....scroll down to #4 the Gutman house:
https://philly.curbed.com/maps/midcentu ... iladelphia

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Gutman looks intriguing. I would like to see interiors.

The houzz house is excellent, especially the way the fountain doubles as a decorative downspout, and the ceiling extending from the dining room into the living room cantilever.

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This is one that can legitimately called Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired. Nicely done! This was the architect's second commission.

architect: William Earl Wear (not on Geiger's list)

Article: https://www.theeastsiderla.com/neighbor ... 1d748.html

Photos at Realtor.com: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 650#photo0
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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"Sir: Your copy asserts that this building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Surely you must know that this is not so. "Frank Lloyd Wright" is not a style. Is this not a fraudulent (or a very ignorant) presentation ?"

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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True, not FLLW. However, it is an FLLW apprentice deigned house: It is the Clarke residence designed by Robert Carroll May in 1947. It is a few miles from where I live and has altered and abandoned for years. A neighboring May house was taken down some years ago and unfortunately this will likely be this home's fate as well.

More about the house (written by the architect's son, who is also an architect) and a picture taken not long after the house was completed:
https://robertcarrollmay.weebly.com/damon-may.html

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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The English house isn't bad ... a bit spare. But I wouldn't want a gaggle of orange worms hanging over the dining table.

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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House on the River is splendid.

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