Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bernard Shwartz House – Frank Lloyd Wright [updated]

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1938fp02[4]1938fp01[4] Images of this 1930s Wright house courtesy Prairie Mod

Visit the Schwartz House’s website for more, much more information about this little  restored Usonian beauty -- a design based on the 1938 “dream house” Wright produced for Life magazine, from which these floor plans come.

Wright himself said that the Schwartz House was "a house designed for utility and fecund living....in which there is no predominating feature, but in which the entire is so coordinated as to achieve a thing of beauty."

Check out this neat photo of current owners Michael Ditmer & Lisa Proeche with Wright apprentice Edgar Tafel, who supervised construction of the house around 1939, and an interview here with Michael and Lisa.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Marcus said...

Thanks for posting that - I love FLW's work, despite knowing bugger all about architecture.

1/22/2009 07:52:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

If you love FLW's work, then you clearly know a good deal about architecture. :-)

1/22/2009 08:45:00 am  
Anonymous Marcus said...

This will sound so naff it's not funny, but his work is the kind of thing that doesn't merely exist, it has a voice - especially Falling Water.

1/22/2009 09:22:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

And this will probably sound like I'm just sucking up ... but I know exactly what you mean.

1/22/2009 10:07:00 am  

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