Day 12: Dream house
OMG! I could write an entire coffee-table book about this one! I have been dreaming about this for years! The ultimate question for an architecture geek!
Falling Water: A Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece!
The Gamble House: Greene and Greene, an Arts and Crafts masterpiece!
The Robie House: Another FLW masterpiece. I was able to tour this once. It was so cool; I was the only person on the tour!
The House on the Rock: Alex Jordan. Almost more a collection of collections than a house. But oh so cool!
The Quest House: Unknown Architect. This is the only house I have ever went through the process of buying. I lost it when I left the ELCA. I loved this house; it was all those things I loved in a building I could afford. It had a fireplace, hardwood floors, arched pass-throughs, and an incredible back yard. I still get a little misty thinking about it.
But my ultimate dream house is anywhere my Nick is! As long as he is at my side, I can take on anything!!
Dr. Benton, for me --
The Greene & Greene designs. Oh Yes.
Had the privilege to stay in a home designed by Bernard Maybeck in Berkeley, and a Greene & Greene in Claremont. Exquisite -- or at least very much to my taste.
Were I to design one for myself, it would be based on Japanese architecture and landscaping, but decorated in Russian Art Nouveau/Byzantine/Japanese ... many many many running streams and pools :-)
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