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  • 1,216 30 5 May, 2019
  • The interior pictures in my last post are from this house: Two Rivers Mansion, in Donelson, TN. It was built for David McGavock and his wife, William Elizabeth Harding, in 1859 on a 1,100-acre plantation located between the Stones River and Cumberland River (hence the name Two Rivers). Not surprisingly, both David and William came from very wealthy and prominent families in the Nashville area. David's family owned Carnton Plantation, and William's family owned Belle Meade Plantation, both of which are now museums and two of the area's best examples of Greek Revival architecture. This home, however, is one of the finest examples of early Italianate architecture anywhere, with some of the most impressive woodwork I've seen. The front doors and windows are about 12 feet tall, the ceilings look to be 15-16 feet, the door casings are about 14 inches at their widest point, the baseboards are about 16 inches tall, and all the mantels in the first floor entry hall and living spaces are marble, and then there's the front porch and elaborate cornices and window pediments on the exterior! The architect is unknown, but almost certainly the same one who designed the nearby Clover Bottom Mansion (shown in the last two pictures), which was built the year before, in 1858.
#oldhouselove #archi_ologie #plantationhouse #antebellumhome #tworivers #donelsontn #italianate #italianatearchitecture #victorianstyle #victorianarchitecture #victorianhouse #old_house_obsession
  • The interior pictures in my last post are from this house: Two Rivers Mansion, in Donelson, TN. It was built for David McGavock and his wife, William Elizabeth Harding, in 1859 on a 1,100-acre plantation located between the Stones River and Cumberland River (hence the name Two Rivers). Not surprisingly, both David and William came from very wealthy and prominent families in the Nashville area. David's family owned Carnton Plantation, and William's family owned Belle Meade Plantation, both of which are now museums and two of the area's best examples of Greek Revival architecture. This home, however, is one of the finest examples of early Italianate architecture anywhere, with some of the most impressive woodwork I've seen. The front doors and windows are about 12 feet tall, the ceilings look to be 15-16 feet, the door casings are about 14 inches at their widest point, the baseboards are about 16 inches tall, and all the mantels in the first floor entry hall and living spaces are marble, and then there's the front porch and elaborate cornices and window pediments on the exterior! The architect is unknown, but almost certainly the same one who designed the nearby Clover Bottom Mansion (shown in the last two pictures), which was built the year before, in 1858.
    #oldhouselove #archi_ologie #plantationhouse #antebellumhome #tworivers #donelsontn #italianate #italianatearchitecture #victorianstyle #victorianarchitecture #victorianhouse #old_house_obsession
  • 1,795 20 18 April, 2019

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  • And the private facade, which Wright typically opened up with glass to the site or view. The view here is incredible, to put it mildly. After thinking so much about Wright’s failing with the Textile Blocks, this home is a testament to its offspring, the Usonian Automatic building system, as this home was in remarkably good condition, especially the blocks. They were cast personally by the Tracy’s, all 1700 of them over the course of two years in the early fifties. Wright envisioned this building system to be utilized by the common man with little to no building experience, who could make the blocks themselves, or perhaps they’d even be sold at the local hardware store, go to their site and start stacking them up like life-size Legos into the home of one’s own desires. Never caught on sadly, but the push to democratize the building process is one of Wright’s enduring legacies, a truly American approach to building, both philosophically and literally. #goodbuilding #americanarchitecture #domesticarchitecture #flw #flw150 #usonian #usonianautomatic #cherokeered #concrete #redwood #modularhome #midcenturymodern #mcm #midmodmondays #normandypark #washington
  • And the private facade, which Wright typically opened up with glass to the site or view. The view here is incredible, to put it mildly. After thinking so much about Wright’s failing with the Textile Blocks, this home is a testament to its offspring, the Usonian Automatic building system, as this home was in remarkably good condition, especially the blocks. They were cast personally by the Tracy’s, all 1700 of them over the course of two years in the early fifties. Wright envisioned this building system to be utilized by the common man with little to no building experience, who could make the blocks themselves, or perhaps they’d even be sold at the local hardware store, go to their site and start stacking them up like life-size Legos into the home of one’s own desires. Never caught on sadly, but the push to democratize the building process is one of Wright’s enduring legacies, a truly American approach to building, both philosophically and literally. #goodbuilding #americanarchitecture #domesticarchitecture #flw #flw150 #usonian #usonianautomatic #cherokeered #concrete #redwood #modularhome #midcenturymodern #mcm #midmodmondays #normandypark #washington
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  • I had some of my best luck yet with #frankloydwright house hunting yesterday. I knew of this one, just a few miles south of Seattle, sitting high above the coast of the Puget Sound overlooking Vashon Island, yet hadn’t looked up a picture of it. As I drove by, I knew it instantly: One of Wright’s seven Usonian Automatics. A man was getting into his car to the leave the property, so I quickly introduced myself and asked him if he wouldn’t mind if it took a few pictures from the driveway. Well it turns out he was the preservation architect and the president of the FLW building conservancy and he was happy to show us around the back, and the interior as well. He had to jet quickly thereafter but invited us to stick around the property and take as many pictures as we pleased. What I thought would just be a drive-by of the Tracy House wound up being a pretty special experience. #goodbuilding #americanarchitecture #domesticarchitecture #flw #flw150 #usonian #usonianautomatic #cherokeered #concrete #carport #modularhome #midcenturymodern #mcm #midmodmondays #normandypark #washington
  • I had some of my best luck yet with #frankloydwright house hunting yesterday. I knew of this one, just a few miles south of Seattle, sitting high above the coast of the Puget Sound overlooking Vashon Island, yet hadn’t looked up a picture of it. As I drove by, I knew it instantly: One of Wright’s seven Usonian Automatics. A man was getting into his car to the leave the property, so I quickly introduced myself and asked him if he wouldn’t mind if it took a few pictures from the driveway. Well it turns out he was the preservation architect and the president of the FLW building conservancy and he was happy to show us around the back, and the interior as well. He had to jet quickly thereafter but invited us to stick around the property and take as many pictures as we pleased. What I thought would just be a drive-by of the Tracy House wound up being a pretty special experience. #goodbuilding #americanarchitecture #domesticarchitecture #flw #flw150 #usonian #usonianautomatic #cherokeered #concrete #carport #modularhome #midcenturymodern #mcm #midmodmondays #normandypark #washington
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  • Another weekend over.
  • Another weekend over.
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