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by Roderick Grant
Mon May 23, 2022 1:15 pm
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Topic: Blaine Drake for Sale
Replies: 4
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Re: Blaine Drake for Sale

Blaine Drake's work has an elegant simplicity that many of the FLW followers lack. His work is never too busy. Blaine, like Gordon, had a sad ending: Friends asked him to housesit while they went on an extended vacation. When they returned home, they found that Drake had died of a heart attack at th...
by Roderick Grant
Mon May 23, 2022 1:07 pm
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Topic: Blaine Drake for Sale
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Views: 62

Re: Blaine Drake for Sale

No, but Blaine Drake's wife was apprentice Hulda.

Gordon Drake was a brilliant architect who was a student of Harwell Hamilton Harris at USC. Tragically, Drake died in a skiing accident at the age of 34 in 1952.
by Roderick Grant
Sat May 21, 2022 11:54 am
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Topic: For sale: Richard Neutra's de Graff House - Portland, OR
Replies: 2
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Re: For sale: Richard Neutra's de Graff House - Portland, OR

SDR, perhaps you were too focused on the Huff Skylark to notice that the house indeed had a flat roof, not to mention vertical board siding. The hip and horizontal siding have all but obliterated Neutra's exterior design.
by Roderick Grant
Sat May 21, 2022 11:35 am
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Topic: Wright Tourism is Back: Bits of Burnham
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Re: Wright Tourism is Back: Bits of Burnham

The duplexes are very fine designs, but their disposition as FLW intended, that included a broad, landscaped space between the structures, would have been much better. The are crammed into too narrow lots.
by Roderick Grant
Sat May 21, 2022 11:28 am
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Topic: Article: Kirkland Museum (Denver, CO) launches celebration of architect Frank Lloyd Wright
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Re: Article: Kirkland Museum (Denver, CO) launches celebration of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Either Julie Sloan, Doreen Ehrlich or Thomas Heinz might be best to answer that question. Paging through their books, however, all 3 tend to focus on windows rather than light fixtures. Windows tend to have more plain glass than the lamp shades, so it's hard to be certain.
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 19, 2022 12:35 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

While this house has a hard time of it passing for anything "Wright-like," the entrance facade is very much like that of the house the late Gyo Obata designed for his own home.
by Roderick Grant
Fri May 13, 2022 1:56 pm
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Topic: Video: Portrait of Anna Lloyd Jones - at Taliesin
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Re: Video: Portrait of Anna Lloyd Jones - at Taliesin

I read somewhere, decades ago, that the portrait was done by George Bellows. A quick glance of some of Bellows' work does not dissuade one of that belief. I wonder if anyone who is more familiar with the painting has looked for a signature?
by Roderick Grant
Fri May 13, 2022 11:29 am
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Topic: For sale: John Lautner's Wolff House - Hollywood Hills, CA
Replies: 38
Views: 10471

Re: For sale: John Lautner's Wolff House - Hollywood Hills, CA

There are many houses in the LA area that go through this wringer: A devotee buys a beautiful house that he supposedly loves, then sells it as soon as the profit is high enough. Spending 2 years in a house of one's dreams is pathetic. These treasures are not residences, but short-term investments. M...
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 12, 2022 1:37 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by apprentice Thomas McEvoy - Canton, MI
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Re: For sale: Home by apprentice Thomas McEvoy - Canton, MI

Just shows what a difference the market makes based on location. In Los Angeles, an acre of blank land would be well over a million dollars. A salvageable house on the property would push it into the $3M neighborhood. Time also takes its toll; the $25,000 worth of furniture in 1957 equates to ~$260K...
by Roderick Grant
Mon May 09, 2022 1:28 pm
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Topic: Article: LA's Historic Commission recommends Rudolph Schindler's Oliver House as Monument
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Views: 280

Re: Article: LA's Historic Commission recommends Rudolph Schindler's Oliver House as Monument

Aside from the 2 that I noted, Scheine has published only one other book, "Schindler, Kings Road and Southern California Modernism," co-authored with Robert Sweeney (University of California Press, 2012).
by Roderick Grant
Mon May 09, 2022 11:13 am
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Topic: Article: LA's Historic Commission recommends Rudolph Schindler's Oliver House as Monument
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Article: LA's Historic Commission recommends Rudolph Schindler's Oliver House as Monument

I have Scheine, an excellent chronology of RMS's work from beginning to end. I would say that the buildings mistakenly accused of being Internationalist begin with the Elliot House of 1930 (one of my favorite Schindler designs) and end with the Mackey Apartments of 1939, with proof aplenty of work t...
by Roderick Grant
Mon May 09, 2022 10:50 am
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Topic: For sale: Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House - Palm Springs, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: For sale: Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House - Palm Springs, CA

It reminds me of the photo of the Walker House pool party.
by Roderick Grant
Sun May 08, 2022 2:21 pm
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Topic: Article: LA's Historic Commission recommends Rudolph Schindler's Oliver House as Monument
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Article: LA's Historic Commission recommends Rudolph Schindler's Oliver House as Monument

I agree that RMS was not an Internationalist architect, but some of his work in the 30s that shows a lot of glass and white stucco certainly can imply a connection. A glimpse of Oliver or Elliot could cause confusion as seen from the exterior; it does not ring true once inside, however, especially a...