Robie House Rip-Off

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Robie House Rip-Off

Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:04 pm

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Postby googieagog » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:32 am

There's a more accurate Robie copy that went up two years ago on a double lot in Villa Park IL. It has a much longer porch cantilever than what's shown at PrairieMod.

PraireMod's outrage is noted, but given that most new McMansions are faux English, French or Italian, I'd rather see neighborhoods of Fake Lloyd Wrights.

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Postby scottkaycee » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:38 pm

i dont have a problem with prarie style houses but this is a bit too literal, still it is better than a mc mansion but still dishonest. The robie house's ship like massing was the result of a constrained city lot, to place that in another setting especially one seemingly more pen obs the design of its reason for being.
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