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Thread: Frank Lloyd Wright's Laura Gale House in Oak Park, Illinois

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    That place needs more sunshine!
    Yes! it's got some lovely touches, but for a home with so many windows it's shockingly oppressive and dark. A lot of his ordinary houses just aren't attractive to me at all.

    Not always a fan of FLW in general, but I DO love his design for the Marin Civic Center. Google pics of the interior, it's full of light and very warm and friendly for a government building.

    Also like the creepy-ass house on Franklin Blvd in Hollywood which his son Lloyd designed--the one connected with the whole Black Dahlia/Steve Hodel story. I like the so-called "John Sowden House" better than many of Wright Sr.'s buildings. It has a very brooding, ominous quality. 1940:
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    There seems to be a line cutting every room in half,be it panels or window frames..a crime in such a low building.If they wasnt a brand of the maker it would just be a depressing shitty colored house.
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    Since this thread popped up again, maybe someone could enlighten me about the 14th picture. It sort of looks like a staircase landing, but the picture appears as though there's only 2"-3" of space between the half wall and the outer wall. What's going on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    I like the interior, well the bones of it, those radiators have to go. I hate the exterior, its boxy and it looks rundown.
    No central air, either. I wonder if they took the window AC units out just before the photo shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    Since this thread popped up again, maybe someone could enlighten me about the 14th picture. It sort of looks like a staircase landing, but the picture appears as though there's only 2"-3" of space between the half wall and the outer wall. What's going on there?

    I'm sure it's just the angle of the photo.

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