Points Of Interest
Displaying collection of Art and craft sculptures is easy in this house, instead of having to store them and occasionally taking them out of storage to admire and enjoy.
For when first
I EYED this work of art
I found more there
Than meets the EYE
See the photo below of 2 panes of glass abutting without a supporting strut as 2 walls diverge, creating a sense looking out at a large unbroken open space.
The 2 pictures show the acute angles formed when the Gallery wall intersects with the closet wall of the Guest Bedroom, forming an acute angle, and the adjoining bathroom mirrored wall forms another angle at the bathroom window creating a panoramic view of the outside.
All the internal walls of this house are made of Cypress boards that are without blemish of any kind, and are 12 feet long and a foot wide. The rare size Cypress tree, in the photo by John Henley below, could have supplied our boards.
The pyramids in Egypt used acute angled stones at opposing walls to keep those walls from separating as settling took place. They have held together even after thousands of years.
In this house the same technology has been used with even more varied angles than used in the simple four sided pyramid shape. Here, acute and obtuse bricks of various degrees were needed to accommodate Mr. Wright’s design of even more varied turns and twists than were needed for the pyramids, and these walls look like they are brand new even after 50 years.
I can’t imagine how they arrived at just the right number of each kind of brick, but it for sure took some time to put in the order.
Copper roof composed of many pieces of expensive in short supply.
Most important of all was to find all the skilled craftsmen to do the perfect job of integrating all the materials into a work of art.