Video: Gordon House - Silverton, OR

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DavidC
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Video: Gordon House - Silverton, OR

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SDR
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Lots of nice moments happening there: a serene and simple kitchen, the full upper-wall mirror in a bathroom, the unique quality of perforated walls upstairs, etc.

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Video: Gordon House - Silverton, OR

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My favorite perfs! If you are going to use such a design, might as well go all the way.
The house is in a major landscape park, so I guess they know best how to design the gardening. Nevertheless, FLW would despise the use of a hedge to outline the driveway. In that corner of the park, they should adhere to FLW's aesthetic.

JimM
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I saw the house not long after it was moved. Funny how effective the simplicity of Wright's touch can often be, such as the clear pane of glass adjacent to the upstairs bedroom door, allowing the perfed fenestration to seamlessly continue on; but not so at the opposite end of the hall... this singular treatment was the major take-away that made experiencing this house so special. Can't recall where else it might occur.

SDR
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Re: Video: Gordon House - Silverton, OR

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The arrangement Jim mentions is seen in the video at 01:22. It's a bit daring, as it potentially affects the visual privacy of the bedroom---but as one would have to contort oneself to see more than the window in the bedroom, the consequence is essentially moot.

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