Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I'd Like to Have This

This House Hasn't Changed At All Since The '60s, And It's Pretty Incredible: It's an original Frank Lloyd Wright and it's up for sale.

7 comments:

Karen Reittinger said...

Me too! sigh

Art Scott said...

No, Bill, you shouldn't have it. Once you have your bookshelves up in every room, Frank will be gearing up to haunt you and exact revenge Stephen King style.

Deb said...

Hate to burst any bubbles, but my in-laws once lived in a neighborhood which included a Frank Lloyd Wright house and, despite its obvious beauty and historical value, the owners found upkeep a nightmare. Things as simple as changing a faucet would require Historical Preservation Committee approval (the house was on the historical register). And it was virtually impossible to perform any upgrades or modernization because of the need to maintain the house's historical integrity. So pipes burst, door frames buckled, paint peeled...it was a complete money pit. Admire from afar, my friends.

Bill Crider said...

I can't afford to buy it, much less to keep it up.

Janis Gore said...

Ah, it was one of his leaky ones, too. "The owner nicknamed the house “Rising Mildew”. The sound of dripping water also filled the house for Mr. Kaufmann also called Fallingwater ‘a seven-bucket building’ for its leaks.":

https://misfitsarchitecture.com/tag/fallingwater-leaks/

Moldy and leaky and structurally inadequate:

https://failures.wikispaces.com/Fallingwater

Still sending good thoughts your way. Hope this chemo protocol is bearable.

Bill Crider said...

I'm sure glad I didn't bid on that house.

I'm doing okay, thanks. Chemo has stopped because it wasn't doing the job, and I'm on a new regimen of pills now. We'll see how that works out.

Don Coffin said...

I am a devout fan of FLW's architecture, and have enjoyed seeing every house and other building of his I have seen. But...I'd never want to live in one. Putting aside the expense and difficulty of maintaining one of them...look at the picture of the basement in that house. It might be gorgeous (opinions may vary), but could you imagine actually having a party in in it? (I heard a story once that he tried to design the houses so that all the furniture possible would be built in, because he, and he alone, knew what was best.)