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Sunday House

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1955, Frank Lloyd Wright. Southwest end of Woodfield Rd.
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This is one of Wright's late Usonian houses. The walls are of a beautiful warm red brick, and the exposed wood-framed windows, roof soffits, and fascias are darkly stained. The L-shape plan features the usual high-ceilinged living room, countered by the lower spaces for bedrooms and other rooms. The volumes and surfaces of the house are composed in a strong, almost nondomestic manner. In 1969–1970, John H. Howe extended the house, transforming it into a T-shaped building.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Sunday House", [Marshalltown, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE351.

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