Monday, May 6, 2013
Last week, the Wall Street Journal ask me to photograph the Tonkens House in Cincinnati. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in the mid 1950's for $25,000, it is currently on the market for $1.78 million. Made of concrete and glass, it is classic Wright - flat roof, no basement, no garage, no attic. Red floors & drive, gold leaf ceilings, Philippine mahogany throughout - it is a vision of Usonian architecture. Fun to photograph, but I could only think of the two architects in my family, Louis Studer & Mark Hess, shaking their heads as only someone with common sense could do.