A small fountain, complete with soap-on-a-chain, requested by the Kaufmans, where they could rinse their feet before entering the house. The main door, which you would never find on your own, is in the hidden gap to the right.
Even the trash can is appropriately concealed.
Inside the main living/dining space.
His houses included a lot of "client-proof" furniture... built in and therefore unchangeable, unmoveable.
The chairs are (obviousl) not FLW's choice.
Completely retractable glass opening allows access to the creek below.
One of many examples of the corner mitered window.
A signature FLW kettle for heating warm drinks. They never used it because it took too long to heat up.
A bridal couple having their portraits taken at the house.
High tech wiring of the 1930s.
The staircases feel like an underground cavern.
Bedroom with lamp designed by FLW... it turns to direct light.
All the built-in closets have one piece of continuous grain across them, and Cherokee Red-painted knobs. The wood is NC black walnut.
Looking up towards the guest house.
Great stone treatment in the fireplaces. He designed each fireplace to be unique.
Operable corner windows in one of the bedrooms.
The desk is cut to accommodate an open window.
Hallway in the extension.
Skylights with electric lights.
Covered walkway connecting the main house to the guest house/carport/staff quarters. The massive concrete awning was cast as one piece, and only has columns on one side.
Looking towards the small pool, which is filled with non-treated spring water.
A very visible example of FLW's use of the 30-60-90 triangle. The doors were added later, when they converted the carport to a visitor's center. FLW invented the term "carport".
More 30-60-90 triangles.
The money shot.