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#1 Old 22nd Oct 2012 at 1:26 AM
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What historical house/ residence is your favorite and why?

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#2 Old 29th Oct 2012 at 1:16 PM
I guess that has to be Mies' Farnswoth House. It's just so simple and innovative for its time. It looks modern now and it's been 60 years since it was built <3




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#3 Old 29th Oct 2012 at 1:30 PM
I can't choose between the Updown Court and the Falling water marvel






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#4 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 11:38 PM
I was doubting between Falling Water and Farnsworth ^^

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#5 Old 8th Nov 2012 at 2:40 PM
Yeah Farnsworth house and Falling water are futuristic for their time.
I mean, Falling water was buitl in the 30's and still looks modern with a big nature touch.

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#6 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 11:03 PM
I have three actually Fallingwater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Biltmore Estate designed by Richard Morris Hunt and Stan Hywet Hall designed by Warren H. Manning
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#7 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 10:51 PM
I definately love Villa Savoye, that is why I have set it as a picture of the group. I also like Wright's first studio.
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#8 Old 24th Jan 2013 at 7:35 PM
About the favourite house - this is the Yablanski house in Sofia, it's a kind of a local architectural landmark and one of the most beautiful mansions in Bulgaria. It is in the style of neobaroque.
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#9 Old 24th Jan 2013 at 11:41 PM
It is really hard to choose only one because I love historical architecture with a fiery passion. I'm also a Frank Lloyd Wright fan my Favorites are the Johnson Wax Building, and the Guggenheim. The Guggenheim was the most tranquil building I've ever stepped foot in, I could just stand at the top of the ramp looking down forever.

I guess I will go with Chateau de Montvillargenne. I love it because it is still in use (as a hotel.) I hate when wonderful homes get converted into museums, (or worse, fall into disrepair) it removes all the life from them. It still has it's original grounds (always such a shame when the grounds get sold off of estates, but understandable why it happens.) and it's outside of Paris.



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#10 Old 28th Aug 2014 at 1:13 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 3rd Sep 2014 at 11:05 PM.
FLW's Ennis House.







I like the other three concrete block houses in LA as well.
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#11 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 2:23 PM
I have many "favourite" houses that have stolen my heart over the years, but of them one of the more unusual ones has a place closer to my heart than some of the others. It's quite an 'average' and 'everyday' kind of house, of course, being me, it's historical. But it's not terribly grand or out there. The Lachlin McTaggert House of Hoquiam, WA is one of my favourite houses:



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This American Four Square style dwelling was built in 1907 by Lachlin McTaggart, a builder, painter and investor who was also in the furniture and undertaking businesses. The house features beveled cedar siding, a hipped roof with shed dormer and decorative exposed rafters beneath the eaves. The house was restored to its original condition in the early 1980s; more than 100 people in the community returned items originally in the house to assist the owners with the restoration effort.

It's not terribly exotic or designed by a famous architect, it's not even worth that much; it's realestate listing was how I came across it online, but I can't help but feel affection for it. It's the kind of everyday Americana that can be found all across the USA especially in the PNW. And for me, that idea combined with its uncommon design make it a gem of the architecture world.

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