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post #1021 of 1906
it seems nuts that you guys let your kids interrupt your sleep. that's my wife's job I don't get up at all.
post #1022 of 1906
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it seems nuts that you guys let your kids interrupt your sleep. that's my wife's job I don't get up at all.

My wife has a job, Mister dotcom Gazillionaire
post #1023 of 1906
^well, that makes more sense. I always tell my wife her job is staying thin and keeping the kids from waking me up.
post #1024 of 1906
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^well, that makes more sense. I always tell my wife her job is staying thin and keeping the kids from waking me up.
Is your name Donald Trump?
post #1025 of 1906
Great place, GregAZ!
post #1026 of 1906
Very nice home GregAZ, but I do wonder about the kitchen cabinets on the wall. It must be impractical to have it so close to the stove? Seems to be kind of hard to reach the switches in the back when you have something large in front, since you can't really put your hand over it. And how is this when cooking? I would imagine all the steam would tear quite a bit on the wood directly above, unless there's a hidden fan somewhere I can't see.
post #1027 of 1906
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That's book-sprezz'!

-- love it -- has me wondering how to illustrate book-sprezz' . . . for sure there is such a thing
post #1028 of 1906
This is what I love about SF. You never know who's going to be OCD about what
post #1029 of 1906
gregaz,

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.
post #1030 of 1906
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anxiously awaiting acceptance of our offer. 18 room victorian from 1870s. would post external pics but people here are creepy and will able to find the address.
$1 million gets you an 18 room house? Sounds cheap...
post #1031 of 1906
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Very nice home GregAZ, but I do wonder about the kitchen cabinets on the wall.

It must be impractical to have it so close to the stove? Seems to be kind of hard to reach the switches in the back when you have something large in front, since you can't really put your hand over it.
And how is this when cooking? I would imagine all the steam would tear quite a bit on the wood directly above, unless there's a hidden fan somewhere I can't see.

You are right - the kitchen SUCKS. My wife hates it (although the storage is surprisingly nice). That's one thing for sure - kitchen design has come a LONG way since the 50's.

This was our kitchen in the last house, which is far more functional. For it, we gutted a 70's ranch house and built everything anew.

post #1032 of 1906
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Originally Posted by jackdaw View Post
gregaz,

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.
post #1033 of 1906
Gregaz, as GDL said you kicked ass with the lighting. Looks like concrete floors and CMU type material for walls could have been really oppresing, not say the way you used lighting.
post #1034 of 1906
Is any of the furniture designed or furnished by the architect, as was typical of Wright?
post #1035 of 1906
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Is any of the furniture designed or furnished by the architect, as was typical of Wright?

No ... nothing. Even the turntable cabinet was an afterthought and built by someone else.
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