At the end of the Great Depression and with World War II looming, Wright accepted a commission for four sets of economical quadrangle houses of the sort that H. L. Duhring had pioneered in Chestnut Hill for the Woodward Estate a generation before ( PH184). Only one of Wright's quads was actually built. Working from his Broadacre City model, Wright composed four houses sharing common walls along the stairs and kitchens, with brightly lighted living rooms at the corners and bedchambers opening on to roof decks on the second level. Insistent horizontals of the front fence and the redwood-trimmed parapet that gives privacy to the upper rooms and deck recall Wright's Taliesin West.
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