[NetBehaviour] Frank Lloyd Wright , Kenneth Laurent House
dion at dionlaurent.com
Thu Jan 25 02:17:30 CET 2007
oh yeah, totally squatable
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From: "marc" <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>
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Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Frank Lloyd Wright , Kenneth Laurent House
> Hi Dion,
> Perhaps we should go and squat there...
>> For those of you interested in architecture, my great uncle is selling
>> his Frank Lloyd Wright home in Rockford, Illinois, just west of Chicago.
>> I've provided a few links to info. on this specific home as well as
>> quotes about the home and books that include the Laurent House.
>> "This little gem" (Frank Lloyd Wrights' words) was designed on a summer
>> evening in July 1949.
>> " The Original owners, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Laurent are offering their
>> treasured home of over 54 years for sale
>> to a fortunate Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast. Wright first used some of
>> these designs in later buildings.
>> After it's design and construction in 1952, Wright continued his
>> friendship with the Laurents for years.
>> The home is in immaculate condition and is full of custom designed Wright
>> furniture and fabric designs.
>> Meticulous maintenance over the years means this house looks as good
>> today as when Wright would occasionally visit.
>> Mature trees and a long, sweeping lawn complete this modern prairie style
>> The house is another of Wright's solar hemicycles; the plan is dominated
>> by circles. The arc of one circle defines the glass wall of the living
>> room, a second circle with a different center defines the outside pool
>> and terrace wall. The two circles intersect to form the football shaped
>> outer terrace.
>> The house is built of Tidewater cypress and common brick. A bedroom was
>> later added off the carport by John Howe.
>> "This remarkable book presents twenty-five of the most renowned and
>> significant buildings of Wright's masterworks.
>> The book examines in unsurpassed detail a selection of Wright's
>> architecture that covers the phenomenal range of his work,
>> including such internationally famous buildings as the Home and Studio in
>> Oak Park, as well as several
>> lesser-known residences such as the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford."
>> Frank Lloyd Wright Master Builder
>> Pfeiffer, Bruce B.
>> ISBN: 0789300982
>> "and the Kenneth Laurent house in Rockford, Illinois, a masterful
>> curvilinear design, are seen
>> in full color and demonstrate dimensions of Wright's work less often seen
>> "fifty of the best-loved signature homes that the architect created"
>> 50 Favorite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright
>> Maddex, Diane
>> Dion Laurent
>> 2022 Jeddo Road
>> Rosanky, Texas 78953
>> tel. 1(830) 839-4710
>> www.dionlaurent.com <http://www.dionlaurent.com/>
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