Edgar Tafel house for sale

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Paul Ringstrom
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Edgar Tafel house for sale

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threatened with demolition by the new current owner. permit denied. back on the market.

https://www.curbed.com/2018/7/2/1752524 ... ter-county
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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Of the few Tafel buildings I have seen, this is his best. Glad it was saved.

It brings up another question: What is the attitude in Europe concerning razing buildings of significant architectural merit? Is it as easy as it is here? Somehow I doubt it.

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It’s more cumbersome to build, and much more difficult to destroy. Important architecture is protected, and typically funded by the state, instead of relying on endless private fundraising.

Internationally, Docomomo is an important resource:

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What’s going on with the “Beam me up, Scotty� circular lighting fantasy in the kitchen? Are they warmers, microwaves, or time and space travelling portals?

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Where's that picture, P ?


Check this out: https://bkskarch.com/work/croton-house/


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The sci-fi kitchen photos that I was referring to are from Paul Ringstrom’s post of the Curbed listing:

https://www.curbed.com/2018/7/2/1752524 ... ter-county

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Ah, yes. Most strange. Maybe a Futuro came through the roof, one night ?

https://photos.smugmug.com/TSR-architec ... 0Day-L.jpg

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Tafel's work is fine, but just shy of great. The pimpled kitchen ceiling looks as if he didn't quite know what to do with the thing.

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One thing can be said for this house: with its drooping roofline it bears limited comparison to the fated Olfelt residence. Perhaps this view

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might serve as inspiration to the designers of Olfelt's second incarnation -- presumably a two-story bulk added to the original single level ?

Picture living room and carport at left and far left, respectively . . .

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The more convincing portion of the house in the above photo for me is the left-hand portion. It could be
Wright -- from here. Love the lighted under-floor space -- but it's the band of glazing at center that's so
perfect -- though Mr Wright might prefer to see more fixed glass, bookending the run ?


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If Olfelt is to integrate a 2-story addition gracefully, it could not be situated anywhere near the drooping carport. That roof rises over the high-ceilinged living room, which cannot be disturbed if there is to be a satisfactory resolution to this ignominy. My guess is that they intend to relocate the kitchen somewhere in the existing bedroom wing, along with a separate dining room, add the original kitchen space to the living room, moving the fireplace and basement stairs, and top the bedroom wing with a second story. In all likelihood, there will also be a two- to four-car enclosed garage added to the property somewhere, perhaps resulting in either the elimination of the droop or its enclosure.

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