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The Artstor file has a number of interior photos which tell the story of the construction: the house is unusual for having its floor and roof structure revealed, as pairs of heavy timber (thicker than as drawn ?) at wide intervals, serving also as lighting conduits and fixtures. Unfortunately, the exposed wiring is all too visible, lighted by those very fixtures. How much better all that Doug fir might have looked today, if it had not been painted or stained ! The wood has a good enough surface---or would have, were it planed---to resist dust and soil without being coated. Had the wood been purchased in the rough, it could have been planed on-site in half a day or less . . .
The kitchen layout today is frankly ridiculous: who would want a stove that stands alone, half-way toward the dining space, as a peninsula with no attendant counters ? As drawn, the linear four-burner cooktop was integrated into the long counter. A peninsula top or table could occupy the spot where a stove now sits; it might protrude into the kitchen space a bit, to add to the available work surfaces.
Still, a fascinating house. One of the bedroom photos is labeled "crow's nest." The main feature of the thing is the extensive living room with its protective low ceiling, the space leaking upward near the window wall to become a double-height alley, no doubt emphasizing the sheltering nature of the rest of the room.
Text © 1993 by William Allin Storrer
Images © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)
A friend bought and erected in Sonoma County a kit house from a New England manufacturer. She relied on a local builder of unknown reputation and refused the suggested oversight of said manufacturer. Only after construction did she realize her stairway was riserless. I ended up with with job of fitting risers to the enclosed stairway. Fun . . .