Originally Posted by jackdaw
I wonder if Blaine Drake apprenticed with Wright on his Usonian housing project? It was sort of a Wrightian Levittown idea. Modest but stylish housing for the post WWII construction boom using simple and inexpensive materials to their best advantage. The Brauner house in Okemos MI that I'm familiar with used cinder block and polished and waxed concrete floors with lots of warm wood like your home. The entry hallway was a dead ringer for your hall. I think Wright built less than a dozen (had grander plans) and several of them are in SE MI.
I am not sure. As for the entry - I do know that this was a signature of FLW. He liked to do a really small entryway, so that anything beyond felt grandiose. In our house there is a drop ceiling as you enter, and as you get past the hallway, the ceiling goes up and there are two steps leading down. The effect is pretty powerful. Also TONS of built-ins, which is another FLW signature.
I believe Blaine Drake studied under FLW at Taliesin West, which is right here in Scottsdale.